How to install, activate, & uninstall

the Business edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel

In this tutorial, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to install and uninstall the Business edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel. Also, you can learn to install the Ultimate Suite Personal edition, install and activate the Terminal Server edition (obsolete), and deploy the Ultimate Suite Business edition via SCCM or via GPO.

If you face any problems during installation, please visit our Ultimate Suite installation troubleshooting page.

Also, have a look at the Collection for Outlook installation tutorial.

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.

How to install the Ultimate Suite Business edition

Before you start

The Business edition of Ultimate Suite can be used for both purposes, private and business, by a single or several users of a single computer.

By default, the Business edition installs its executable files to the AppData\Local folder of the currently logged user, so your permissions should allow you to change this folder as well as to run any executable files from this folder (typical for the standard user accounts of Windows). When installing into AppData\Local, Ultimate Suite Business will be added to Excel and activated for the current user only. The AppData\Local based installation allows administrators to install Ultimate Suite Business for several users of one computer, e.g. for the selected users on a terminal server.

To support roaming profiles, you can install Ultimate Suite Business into the \AppData\Roaming folder, that will solve possible licensing issues when a user migrates between terminal servers.

Also, you can install Ultimate Suite Business for all users on the computer by simply selecting the Everyone option during installation. In this case, all executable files will be installed into Program Files (x86), but each user should activate his/her copy of Ultimate Suite.

Finally, the Business edition supports the deployment via Group Policy Objects and SCCM. But there is one important limitation - do not install Ultimate Suite Business into roaming profiles if you use the Office deployed from Microsoft Store since this Office doesn't support this scenario.

Important! Before starting installation, uninstall all Ablebits stand-alone add-ins for Excel and previous Ultimate Suite versions from all user profiles!
  • Close all Microsoft Excel windows.
  • Unzip the folder with the add-in files.
  • 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.

    Note. If you need to install Ultimate Suite for all users, run the setup.exe file as administrator.

Follow the Setup Wizard instructions

  1. Here is the Setup Wizard window:
    Welcome to the Setup Wizard.
    Click Next.
  2. Please read the license agreement, tick I Agree, and click the Next button:
    Please read the license agreement.
  3. On this step, you are to select the installation folder and the way to install the Business edition - for you only
    of for all the users:
    Select the installation folder and the way to install the add-in.

    Select for whom to install the add-in

    Please decide if you want the add-in to be available to all users of your PC or to you only:

    • Tick the Just me option to install the add-in into the local directory and make Ultimate Suite
      available to the current user only.
    • If you pick the Everyone option, the add-in will be installed to Program Files and thus will be
      available to all the users who run Excel on the PC.

      Note. The Everyone option will require elevate privileges on the next step
      via UAC prompt. So you should have administrator rights or another administrator credentials.
      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.
  4. This is the final confirmation that the Ablebits setup is ready to start:
    The setup is ready to start.
    Click Next.
  5. In a few seconds, the installation is finished:
    The Ablebits add-in is installed.
    Click the Close button.

Make sure the setup is complete

Let's start Excel and make sure the Ablebits add-ins have been installed and two new tabs have appeared in the ribbon: Ablebits Data and Ablebits Tools:
Ultimate Suite in the ribbon.

Activate your license

To activate your Ultimate Suite license after installation, follow the Activation guide.

How to deploy with Command Line

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

For Just me

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.

For Everyone

  1. Run the Command Prompt app as administrator:
    Run as administrator.
  2. In Command Prompt, enter the following command:
    msiexec /i "C:\Downloads\excel-ultimate-suite.msi" /q ALLUSERS=1
    Enter the command in Command Prompt to deploy just for you.
    Press Enter.

    Note. For the Everyone command, the REGISTRATIONNAME and REGISTRATIONKEY keys will not work as the registration information should be delivered to each user separately. You can Add registration information via GPO or send each user a register-for-current-user.reg file.

How to activate for all users

You can activate the Business edition for all users at once, for this, select one of the ways below.

Note. For both ways, you need to have Administrator permissions.

Activate via GPO

To activate the license via Group Policy, refer to the Add registration information via GPO guide.

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.

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

How to uninstall Ablebits add-ins

Tip. If you use Windows 10, go to SettingsApps, find the add-in in the list and click on it:
Uninstall in Windows 10.

If you use another Windows version, uninstall the add-in via Control Panel:

  1. Close all Microsoft Excel windows.
  2. Go to Start and open Control Panel.
  3. Click on Programs:
    Pick Programs
  4. Pick the Uninstall a program option:
    Uninstall a program
  5. You will see a list of all installed programs. Find the add-in you want to uninstall and double-click it.
    Click Yes in the dialog window:
    Are you sure?


how can I get my practice question


Hello Tsedey,

Thank you for contacting us. If you need our assistance in solving a task, we will be glad to assist.

For us to be able to help you better, please send us a small sample workbook with your source data and the result you expect to get to I kindly ask you to shorten the table to 10-20 rows.

We'll look into your task and see if our software can help.


It has multi language?


Hello Jorge,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Ultimate Suite is available in English only.

Elizabeth Dziwulski says:
August 31, 2020 at 2:44 pm

I ordered 5 licenses but will designate later. How do I set them up later/ how will you recognize that they belong on this license?

Please let me know... so I can install at later time when required.

thank you


Hello Elizabeth,

Feel free to install the latest version of Ultimate Suite Business any time using this link:

After the installation each user must register his license with the activation code you received. Here are the instructions just in case:

Paul Bertuglia says:
June 23, 2020 at 5:07 pm

Hi, can you please provide registration number for Digital River invoice ID: number, Ultimate Suite 2016 for Microsoft Excel.

Thank you


Hi Paul,

Thank you for contacting us. I have just replied to your request via email. Thank you.


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