Hi there.
I have recently aquired EndNote X.0.2 and was wondering if someone could help me.
I have copied the MSI provided off the installation disk and linked it to a GPO that is
applied to a machine as it's a per machine installation by default, not per user.
Here's the problem.
I can push it out to a PC and it installs fine, although the Cite while you write feature (which is an add in for microsoft word) will not install. I think I know why.It is assumed that if you have an office setup in your organisation, it is per machine, not per user.But my Office setup is per user where as End note is a per machine installation and it tries to put several end note files in the office word startup folder for the current user.
By default our users are not admins on the machine, so the installation cannot be run by them as they dont have rights to update the c drive.

Im trying to figure a work around. I have contacted EndNote support but haven't heard back.It is possible to put the endnote word files in shared word startup folder, but if office is uninstalled for whatever reason, the endnote files will be wiped - which will be ok, but if it is reinstalled, the endnote word feature will not be there and so endnote will have to be reinstalled too, which is very messy.

I would really appreciate any help in trying to add find a workaround for this.
Many thanks.
Regards.
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Hi Shamrock,
This should work regardless of the Office per user install.
But the problem lies in the Endnote setup. Although, they have programmed a custom action to copy this files over to the users profile,
they did nothing to call this functionality for each user once on the first logon.

See: http://itninja.com/question/how-do-you-roll-out-new-machines?5641
There, i have posted a solution for this problem.
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards, Nick
Answered 06/13/2007 by: nheim
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Hey thanks for that Nick.
Interesting and useful information.
What I decided to do in the end was copy the required CWYW files (using transform)
to the shared microsoft word folder - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup

I was concerned that if office (per user installation) was to be uninstalled, it would delete the CWYW files from
the shared word startup folder, but this is not the case.
Since office did not put the CWYW files there, it will not delete them at uninstallation
because it knows nothing about them.

Thanks again for your help
and best regards.
Answered 06/14/2007 by: shamrock
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I packaged this and prepared active setup vbs script, that copyies those templates and wll files to users profile\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP. I did it because this way the user wont get that many those macro security messages during MS Word startup (if those files are in STARTUP folder of MS Office every time i opened the MS Word i got that annnoyng security message). I did one condition in MST too - If REMOVE~="ALL" Then ...VBS script ... END for uninstall to remove those templates from al users profiles on EndNote uninstall
Answered 08/07/2009 by: rumcaiz
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