How to Deploy Software to Multiple Workstations

1. Introduction

Deploying software to multiple workstations in an enterprise can be time and effort consuming. Using automatic deployment tools can optimize this process. We will use MAPILab Mail Merge Toolkit as an example to show the most common (as we see it) modern ways of installing the product on multiple workstations:

  • Mass deployment using MSI file and Group Policy.
  • On-premises package deployment tools such as System Center Configuration Manager (Endpoint Configuration Manager) from Microsoft or from a third-party vendor such as Ivanti Endpoint Manager, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, and others.
  • Cloud-based package deployment tools like Microsoft Intune or third-party alternatives.
  • OS image preparation for virtual desktop environments like Azure Virtual Desktop.
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Outlook blocks an add-in over and over again

Microsoft Outlook is a powerful email client that offers a wide range of features and capabilities. One of the key advantages of Outlook is its ability to integrate with various add-ins that can enhance its functionality and make it even more powerful. However, there are times when Outlook may disable COM add-ins, leaving users frustrated and confused.

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How do I find the add-in Outlook after the installation?

We sometimes get requests from our customers who downloaded and installed the add-in, but cannot locate program options in Outlook for some reason:
>> Have tried reinstalling several times. Setup seems to run correctly and confirms install. The program does no show up in Outlook.

>> We have downloaded the trial version of the add-in and have not found a way to make it work properly.

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How to install, manage or uninstall Outlook add-ins

Outlook Add-ins management – introduction

For an impressively long time, the Microsoft Office suit has been the benchmark in productivity software for its versatility, popularity, practicality, and sheer number of features – so many that its reign as the de-facto standard of about two decades does not seem to be under threat at all.

But even the broadest list of features can leave specialized users desiring for more.
Since the inception of its renowned suite, Microsoft has been working on addressing such niches – leading to the addition
of so-called “add-ins” (also known as “add-ons”, “plug-ins”, and other variations of the word).

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