Outlook 2007 Add-in roll-out

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Mark B, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Guest

    We have created a new Outlook 2007 Add-in.

    I want to know what instructions I would need to give network administrators
    to roll it out simultaneously on all of their Outlook 2007 desktops.

    For a single-user it's just a matter of double-clicking our setup.exe and
    following the prompts.

    Obviously for an enterprise this is not appropriate since they wouldn't want
    the end users to have to read license agreements and install options etc.
    Rather they'd want a silent install.

    I don't know what the standard procedure is these days for rolling out new
    software (e.g. on 50,000 plus desktops). I have heard of:

    Group Policy Manager
    Windows Deployment Services

    I need to sound like I know what I'm talking about :) when I give them
    written instructions...

    Any suggestions?

    Mark B, Oct 30, 2008
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  2. Meinolf Weber, Oct 30, 2008
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  3. Mark,
    You need to provide them with an installation that runs silently. Ideally it
    will install once per machine, and then run a setup per user.
    Once you have done that, they will use whatever is their normal software
    distribution method,
    Anthony [MVP], Oct 31, 2008
  4. Mark B

    Mark B Guest

    Thanks. I thought as much. Now the challenge is to try and figure out a way
    to get the VSTO bootstraper to run silently.

    It installs:

    -.Net 3.5
    - VSTO Runtime
    -The Add-in (C#)

    So far we haven't been able to get it to work with the /s switch.
    Mark B, Nov 1, 2008
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