Getting Started - Outlook Add-In - Administrator

Install Using AD Group Policies Install From CommCell Console Prepare Exchange Server Configuration Test Outlook Add-In

Outlook Add-In provides end users with the ability to recover messages that were archived from their mailboxes.

Where to Install

Before you Begin

Use the following procedure to mass deploy Outlook Add-in to end users.
  Outlook must be installed on the client computers on which Outlook Add-In will be installed.

Verify System Requirements

Make sure that the computers in which you wish to install the software satisfy the System Requirements.


Before installing Outlook Add-In ensure the following:

Download Software

To download the necessary installation files:
  1. Log on to the Active Directory Server using an account with Domain Administrator privileges.
  2. Click the Download Now button located on the right for the version of Outlook used in your environment.

      If your environment contains both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Outlook, you must download both packages and repeat the installation procedure separately for each edition of Outlook.
  3. Select a location to save the .zip file.
  4. Navigate to the location of the .zip file and double-click the file.
  5. Select a location to extract the files.

    A folder named Outlook_Addin32bit or Outlook_AddinX64 will be created in the specified location.

For Outlook 32-bit Editions:

For Outlook 64-bit Editions:


1. Log on to the Active Directory Server using an account with Domain Administrator privileges.  
2. Navigate to Start | Group Policy Management.
3. Right-click the OU container to which you want to link the Group Policy Object (GPO) and select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here...
  • Create a new GPO for installing your MSI package. Give this GPO a descriptive name.
  • Click OK.
5. Right-click the new GPO and select Edit.
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration | Policies | Software Settings.
  • Right-click Software Installation.
  • Click New | Package.
  • Navigate to the Outlook_Addin32bit/Outlook_AddinX64 folder.
  • Select the Exchange_DM_Client.msi file.
  • Click Open.
  • Click Assigned.
  • Click OK.
  • Right-click the GPO, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
  • Remove Authenticated Users from the list.
10. Click Add.
  • Select the security group to which you plan to have this policy applied.
  • Give the group READ and Apply Group Policy permissions.
  • Click OK.
12. Instruct all users to reboot their computers.

The Outlook Add-In installation will be complete upon reboot of the computers.

Once the Outlook Add-In is installed, ensure that you have complete access to the Galaxy.Ex2KMBDM.CVEAAddin key. 
  For Outlook 2013, follow the instructions given in the following link to set a registry key to enable add-ins by group policy:

Plan feature customizations in Outlook 2013.