Hi Friends
This is sumit here.
I am using wise 7.0 sp2 on vista.
I am a issue in repackaging an application.
I have Office 2007 installed on my VM(Virtual mechine).
I am cretaing a folder at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Firm Templates ,Under Firm Templates i am creting two folders Addins and Design templates.In these two folders i am adding some ppt Templates .
After this i am opening the power point and going to office button ,then Power point options then to addins and selecting the file from
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Firm Templates\Addins.
Now when i make msi out of that
these setting are fine in admin mode but dont work in user mode..
Can u people help me out ??
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Hi, Sumit.

these setting are fine in admin mode but dont work in user mode.. Do you mean thatwhen you run your MSI with local admin credentials it works but when you run with user credentials it doesn't? Or do you mean when you run Office, after an admin install, you don't see the add-in present when logged in as a user? The former would likely be because non-admin users don't have the necessary privileges to install software. The latter makes sense if you ran the MSI as a per-user install: you would need to run it per-machine if you want all users to have the add-ins available.
Answered 08/01/2007 by: VBScab
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have you tried using powerpoint automation objects to add the addin's ? this would negate the user needing to add the addin's.

are you also testing with clean profiles ? addin's behave differently when other addin's are present in the current profile.

each addin is create with a numberic value in the HKCU\software\microsoft\office\<app>\ keys. As a new addin is attached it is assigned a new numberic value.

using the automation object takes care of this magically.

alternatively you can recurse the registry and increment based on last number found.
Answered 08/01/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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on another note wouldnt these be easy to deploy as a workgroup template ?
Answered 08/01/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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Basically when i add the addins in the power point .I could see those in the admin mode but it does not show up in the user mode.
Now The question is what to do for this to see the addins in the user mode.
I have also tried adding a registry entry into HKLM at HKLM\software\microsoft\office\<app>\ keys.
This also not helping us.
Please do help me ..
Thanks and regards
Answered 08/02/2007 by: sumitsingh1984
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hi sumit,

your question is not clear to me in regard to your meaning of the word "admin mode" and user mode.

Can you please clarify what are you trying to say here? is is that you mean to say that only the user who is an administrator on your computer sees the addins and not the ordinary users with locked down previlages?

kindly clarify your question so that we can move forward to solve your problem.

With Best Regards,
Tushar Singh
Answered 08/05/2007 by: matrixtushar
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sounds like you may have some office adm policies locking this down.

check with your policy admin's and ask if they are forcing any office settings with GPO.

if you check on MS site you should be able to find adm templates info.
Answered 08/05/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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