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Corporate deployment via GPO

Ultimate Suite for Excel

In this tutorial, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to deploy the Business edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel through a Group Policy Object. Also, you can deploy Ultimate Suite for Excel via SCCM.

Create a GPO

  1. Run the Group Policy Manager:
    Create a GPO in this domain
  2. Create a new Group Policy Object:
    New GPO.
  3. Review the Group Policy Object and specify target sites, domains, and users:
    Ultimate Suite deployment.

Run the GPO Editor

  1. For the created GPO, add a new software installation package (User Configuration > Software Settings > Software Installation > New > Package):
    New Package.
  2. Select the Ultimate Suite msi deployment package:
    Select excel-ultimate-suite-msi.
  3. Pick the deployment method:
    Pick the deployment method.
  4. Right-click the deployment package icon and select Properties:
    Pick Properties.
  5. Open the Deployment tab and make sure to check the Install this application at logon box:
    Check the Install this application at logon box.

Add registration information via GPO

To deploy registration information together with installation, add two string values to the registry (via User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry), for example:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ablebits\Ultimate Suite for Microsoft Excel]
"RegistrationName"="Fox Mulder "
"ProductKey"="ERLS7-XXXXX-4KXE6-XXXXX-TM6SP-XXXXX "

Add registration information via GPO:
Add registration information via GPO.

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