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Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop Installation Guide

Overview

This guide applies to all 4.x.x versions of the Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop. Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop is an upgrade to the Egnyte Outlook Add-in.

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Supported Configurations

Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop is supported on the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8  (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)

The following versions of Office are supported:

  • Office 2010 for Windows (32 and 64-bit)
  • Office 2013 for Windows (32 and 64-bit)
  • Office 2016 for Windows (32 and 64-bit)

Prerequisites

The Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop MSI will complete installation regardless of whether Microsoft Office is installed.

Installing the Add-in

The installer can be run using any one of the follow methods:

  • Double clicking the .MSI file.
  • From the command-line by using MSIEXEC with the optional command-line parameters described in the ‘Installation Options’ section below.
  • Using an MSI mass deployment tool. See the section on Installing the Add-in using Mass Deployment Tools for more details.

Command-line Installation Options

The following optional installation parameters are available when installing from the command-line:

  1. INSTALLDIR - sets the absolute installation path for the installer (this can also be set in interactive installation mode). If an installation path is not specified, the add-in will be installed to the users application data folder (typically “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Egnyte Office Add-in\”). Note that installing to the default directory will allow silent automatic updates to the add-in.
  2. DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE - this is an optional parameter that disables silent auto-updates of the add-in. Set to “TRUE” to disable auto update.
  3. DOMAIN_NAME - sets the Egnyte domain name for the add-in. E.g., if the login URL for your Egnyte domain is: https://acme.egnyte.com then you could set this parameter to “acme”.

Example command-line installation call:

msiexec /i EgnyteOfficeAddin_v4.x.x.msi INSTALLDIR=”C:\Egnyte Office Add-in” DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE=TRUE DOMAIN_NAME=acme /qn

Uninstallation should ideally be done with the same command-line flags but with the /i parameter replaced with a /x.

msiexec /x EgnyteOfficeAddin_v4.x.x.msi INSTALLDIR=”C:\Egnyte Office Add-in” DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE=TRUE DOMAIN_NAME=acme /qn



Installing the Add-in using Mass Deployment Tools

Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop can be installed using mass deployment tools (for example through Group Policy). If deploying in this manner, the following command-line parameters must be set:

  • INSTALLDIR - must be set. The value must be a directory that is not within a user’s application data folder (e.g. INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Egnyte Office Add-in” is acceptable). This will ensure that the add-in is enabled for all users on machines where the add-in is deployed.
  • DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE - must be set to ‘TRUE’ (i.e. DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE=TRUE). Most users in an environment with mass deployment will not have the local admin privileges needed to run updates for installations outside of their application data folders so auto-updates are not possible in mass deployment scenarios.
  • ALLUSERS=1 - to ensure a per-machine installation is used.

If installing via mass deployment, ensure that a ‘per-machine’ installation is used. If the add-in is installed through a batch script or command-line parameters, this can be forced by using ALLUSERS=1. For example:

msiexec /i EgnyteOfficeAddin_v4.x.x.msi INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Egnyte Office Add-in” DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE=TRUE DOMAIN_NAME=acme ALLUSERS=1 /qn 

To uninstall the add-in through mass deployment, we recommend using the same command-line parameters that were used during installation with the /i flag replaced with a /x:

msiexec /x EgnyteOfficeAddin_v4.x.x.msi INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Egnyte Office Add-in” DISABLE_AUTOUPDATE=TRUE DOMAIN_NAME=acme ALLUSERS=1 /qn



Upgrading from Older Versions

The Egnyte for Microsoft Office Desktop upgrades any older version of the Egnyte Outlook Add-in. Prior to installing version 4.x.x of the add-in, the installer will silently remove any existing version of the Egnyte Outlook Add-in. This will occur whether the existing version was installed using a previous version of the MSI installer or the ClickOnce installer (only applies to 2.x versions of the Egnyte Outlook Add-in).

 

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