How to install and uninstall

the Ultimate Suite for Excel Business edition

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 editon, 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.

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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.

    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.

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.

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?

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