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Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

(OP)
Hello,

Not sure if this is the right forum for this.

We are migrating from Novell Groupwise to Outlook 2003. We have over 1000 pc's to do, which are having standard images put on them.

I have created a Phone Message form as an add-in. Is there an easy way to set the default Com Add-ins for Outlook 2003? We obviously would rather have the dll selected as an Add-in automatically rather than having to manually open Outlook on each PC and select it as a COM add-in.

Any ideas for doing this automatically would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Dean


RE: Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

In which language did you write the add-in? If it's written in VB then just registering the dll would do the trick (haven't written an add-in any other language yet...).

This link will give you some registry key info on office Add-Ins:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;290868

Greetings,  
Rick

RE: Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

(OP)
Thanks a lot.

I got it working using wscript.shell in VBscript to run Regsvr32 to register the dll.

Cheers.

RE: Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

(OP)
I spoke too soon. It does not work as users would need Admin rights for this script to run. Bit of an oversite by me!

I have seen scripts to automate the RunAs.exe. I cannot do this as it would mean the Admin password would be hard coded into the script.

Any other ideas?

RE: Set Default Add-ins for Outlook 2003 Installation

No I'm sorry, that has also been a problem for me. I always register the add-ins on a per user basis, just because of that.

Greetings,  
Rick

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