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Excel addins not reflecting for all users

Hi ,

I am not sure if this is the correct palce to psot this thread. I am currently working on exce3l addin application where after installing the application the addins should reflect for all users. But when i intall the msi ( created from exe) it does not shows the addins for all users when the excel shortcut is launched. Can any one advice pls?

Kind Rergards,
Yuvi.

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
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You will, of course, have extensively researched the best method for installing Office add-ins and hopefully discovered that the MSI uses the automation route for installation, as opposed to the brain-dead route of creating 'OPENx' entries directly in the registry.

During that research, you will have noticed that add-ins installed this way get installed per-user, i.e. in the user's profile. Thus, you will need to ensure that the relevant entries are linked to a feature with an advertised entry-point (e.g. a shortcut) and, if they're not, to re-jig the feature tree so that they are. If there are no advertised entry-points, you'll need to use ActiveSetup. Remember, though, that AS-driven installs (or at least the user profile parts) do NOT get repaired/self-healed.
Posted by: Yuvaraj_Subramanian 11 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
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Hi,

Thanks for your kind advice.Could you please breief me about active setup please as i am not so well versed in application packaging?

Kind Regards,
Yuvi.
Posted by: langa100 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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http://itninja.com/blog/view/appdeploy:-articles:-activesetup
Posted by: timmsie 11 years ago
Posted by: Yuvaraj_Subramanian 11 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
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Thanks both.
Posted by: captain_planet 11 years ago
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....on this note, I've just updated the Excel Addin tutorial sticky here: http://itninja.com/question/faulttree-106311&mpage=1&key=יּ

Yes, you'll need active setup for each user if you dont have an advertised shortcut. The new version above also provides the *option* (not mandatory - set by a boolean) to delete the addin registry from each users profile. I've tested it in the limited time i have, but anybody is welcome to give it a go and pipe in with suggestions/bug fixes/whatever....
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