Install Outlook Add-In - Administrator

When the Outlook Add-In is installed, end users can access their archived emails directly from the Outlook application.

You can also install Outlook Add-In with ContentStore, which allows end users to access emails that have been content indexed. For instructions, see Install Outlook Add-In with ContentStore - Administrator.

Where To Install

  • Outlook Add-In can be installed on any end user's computer with Outlook 2007 SP2 (minimum) or later installed.

Before You Begin

  • Upgrades from Simpana Version 9 to Version 10 are no longer supported. You must upgrade to Version 11.
  • For the CommCell environment:
    • A Web Server and Web Console must be installed.

      See Deployment - Web Console.

    • Configure the recall services. See Configure Recall Services.

      Note: After you configure the recall services, you must perform an incremental backup of the archived data to update the recall URL properties of the archived email messages.

  • For end user computers, verify that the following applications are installed:

Installation

The software can be installed using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Log On Script through Active Directory

  1. Download the Outlook Add-In application.
  2. On the Active Directory Server, log on using an account with Domain Administrator privileges and open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

    For instructions, see the Microsoft TechNet article, Open the GPMC.

  3. Create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) named Outlook_Addin.

    For instructions, see the Microsoft TechNet article, Create and Edit a Group Policy Object.

  4. Assign a new User Logon Script to the GPO, and then add the location of the Outlook Add-In application as a script.

    For instructions, see the Microsoft TechNet article, Assign User Logon Scripts.

  5. Instruct all end users to restart their computers.

    The Outlook Add-In installation is complete after the computers are restarted. 

Method 2: Host the Installation File on an Internal Network

If your end user computers have no Internet connection, you should host the installation file on a location on your local network. You must download the Outlook Add-In installer and create a new installer package that uses local paths to install Outlook Add-In, Visual Studio Tools for Office, and .NET Framework.

  1. Download the Outlook Add-In application.
  2. Use a third-party tool, such as 7-Zip, to extract the contents of OutlookAddin.exe into a new folder.

    The extracted folder contains the following files:

    • CvInstaller.exe: the installation file for Outlook Add-In
    • CvInstaller.ini: a preconfigured template file that includes the default locations of the software in the package.
  3. From the command prompt, type the following command to download the installer package to a local location:

    CvInstaller.exe /DOWNLOAD DownloadPath

  4. Replace DownloadPath with the full path to the download.

    For example: C:\Outlook_AddIn

    A folder for X32 and X64 appear appear at the specified download path and contain the following files:

    • The latest Outlook Add-In Client .msi file (both x86 and x64)
    • All prerequisite packages
  5. Right-click CvInstaller.ini, and then click Edit.
  6. Customize the CvInstaller.ini file according to your needs:
    • For .NET framework: change the existing path to a local path where .NET framework installation file is located.

      For example, change the following text:

      X64="http://downloadcenter.commvault.com/CVDownloadCenter/11.0/outlook/OutlookAddinPreReq/netframework/dotnetfx40_full_x86_x64.exe"

      to

      x64="\\localhost\download\dotnetfx40_full_x86_x64.exe"

    • For Visual Studio Tools for Office: change the existing path to a local path where .VSTO installation file is located.

      For example, change the following text:

      X64="http://downloadcenter.commvault.com/CVDownloadCenter/11.0/outlook/OutlookAddinPreReq/VSTO/x64/vstor40_x64.exe"

      to

      x64="\\localhost\download\vstor40_x64.exe"

    • For Outlook Add-In: change the existing path to the local path where the Outlookaddin.msi file is located

      For example, change the following text:

      X64="http://downloadcenter.commvault.com/CVDownloadCenter/10.0/outlook/Feb_2016/OutlookAddinClient_x64_10_02182016.msi"

      to

      x64="\\localhost\download\OutlookAddinClient_x64_10_02182016.msi"

  7. Save and close the CvInstaller.ini file.
  8. Use a third-party tool, such as 7-Zip, to create a self-extracting executable that includes CvInstaller.exe and CvInstaller.ini.
  9. Save the executable to a location on your internal network.