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AdxRegsistrator.exe
register COM Class in HKLM and register XLL and COM AddIn for Excel in HKCU 
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Dirk




Posts: 73
Joined: 2017-10-05
Hello,
we want to support Roaming Profile in Windows, there for we have the following idea.
The adxregistrator must register the COM class in HKLM so it is potential available for all user on the machine.
But the user has to register the XLL and COM AddIn in excel in his registry HKCU pointing to the global path on e.g. c:\program files\...
This can be
a) done manually by using the Excel Addin Manager or
b) by script using the Adxregistrator.exe which only registers the Addins in Excel

We use a COM and a XLL AddIn.
Can you support use by solving this problem?

best regards
Dirk
Posted 20 Mar, 2019 09:57:15 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Posts: 16334
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Dirk,

I assume you talk about a terminal server, not roaming profiles; please confirm.

The whole idea is very awkward. It may not be able to achieve this or it may be possible that the schema won't work with Office installed from Store (this Office deployment mechanism seems to be our near future).

Consider deploying the add-ins on the per-user basis using e.g. Group Policy. In this case, you provide an administrator with an .MSI; the administrator uses system tools to ensure the .MSI gets installed for every specified user when the user logs in into the domain.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 21 Mar, 2019 04:29:41 Top
Dirk




Posts: 73
Joined: 2017-10-05
Yes we tried the approach "every user gets own installation" activated by GPO and failed with this.
1) User is not allowed for MSI installation
2) User is not allowed to write the registry
3) User is not allowed to store files that persist over a session
4) COM- Registration setting will be remove by terminal server.

best regards.
Posted 22 Mar, 2019 08:49:48 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 16334
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Dirk,

Dirk Reuß writes:
1) User is not allowed for MSI installation


You cannot use ClickTwice to install the add-in in this scenario. You could consider using ClickOnce (see the corresponding section in the Add-in Express manual) but another "feature" of your environment makes it impossible to register an add-in (you must write to the registry to let Office find your add-in, COM or XLL). I assume however, that you can write to HKLM and it is possible to write to HKCU, correct?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 22 Mar, 2019 09:02:13 Top