Install and activate on terminal server

Ultimate Suite for Excel Business edition

In this tutorial, you will find instructions on how to install and activate the Business edition of Ultimate Suite on a terminal server. If you face any problems during installation, please visit our Ultimate Suite installation troubleshooting page.

Note. While installing the Business edition it is necessary to ensure that changes to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER user branch are saved as the add-in is registered exactly to this registry branch.

Corporate deployment and activation via SCCM

To deploy the Business edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel through System Center Configuration Manager, follow the guide:

Corporate deployment via SCCM

Corporate deployment and activation via GPO

To deploy Ultimate Suite Business edition through a Group Policy Object, follow the guide:

Corporate deployment via GPO

Deployment and activation with Command Line

Instead of interactive installation, power users or administrators may install Ultimate Suite Business with one command line.

To install and activate Ultimate Suite for the current user, enter the following command in Command Prompt:
msiexec /i "C:\Downloads\excel-ultimate-suite.msi" /q REGISTRATIONNAME="Your License Name" REGISTRATIONKEY="Your License Key"
Enter the command in Command Prompt to deploy just for you.
Press Enter.

Manual installation

  1. Close all Microsoft Excel windows.
  2. Unzip the folder with the add-in files.
  3. Run the setup.exe file:
    Run the setup.exe file.
    Before moving further, make sure to close the windows that may have appeared while unzipping the package, e.g. from WinRAR or WinZip.
  4. Here is the Setup Wizard window:
    Welcome to the Setup Wizard.
    Click Next.
  5. Please read the license agreement, tick I Agree, and click the Next button:
    Please read the license agreement.
  6. On this step, you are to select the installation folder and the way to install the Business edition:
    Select the installation folder and the way to install the add-in.

    Tick the Just me option to install the add-in into the local directory and make Ultimate Suite available to the current user only.

    Note. According to our license agreement, The BUSINESS EDITION should be installed for each licensed user separately and cannot be used on systems such as terminal servers or virtual desktop servers for shared usage. So, you cannot tick the Everyone option on this step.
    Note. The Ultimate Suite Business edition is licensed per user, so the add-in will ask to activate it (enter the registration name and key) for each user of the PC.
  7. This is the final confirmation that the Ablebits setup is ready to start:
    The setup is ready to start.
    Click Next.
  8. In a few seconds, the installation is finished:
    The Ablebits add-in is installed.
    Click the Close button.

After installation, two new tabs will appear in the ribbon–Ablebits Data and Ablebits Tools:
Ultimate Suite in the ribbon.

Other ways to activate

Activate via .reg file

Another way is to deploy via a registry file.

  1. In the Ultimate Suite installer file, unzip the register-for-current-user.reg file:
    Unzip the .reg file.
  2. Open the .reg file with Notepad and enter the registration name and license key into the corresponding lines:
    Enter the license name and key.
  3. Save changes and run the same .reg file with Registry Editor.

Activate by user

For users to activate the license by themselves, use the Activation guide.

Configure AppLocker to let the add-in work correctly

If you use AppLocker in your organization, do not forget to configure it to let the Ablebits add-ins work. Find a quick manual on this page: Configure AppLocker to let the add-in work correctly

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