I am working on an add in for excel. I created a msi for the addin, now I want to do a system search for microsoft office 2010 and above and if present proceed with installation of the add in, if not exit.

Please can someone guide me how I need to proceed within the installer. What I need to look for in the system search, and what should my launch condition should be.


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You'll need to use a Custom Action in your MSI. Do a search for Captian Planet's excellent script for handling Excel add-ins.
Answered 05/12/2016 by: VBScab
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I tried to do the system search and launch condition for the 2010 and 2013 .

System search- looks for the uninstall string for 2010 and another one for 2013 .

the launch conditon as


this works on 2010 but failing on 2013.

the app as such works on both.

Please guide

Answered 05/12/2016 by: shamu
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