How to install, activate, and uninstall

the Ultimate Suite for Excel Terminal Server edition (obsolete)

In this tutorial, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to install and uninstall the Terminal Server edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel. Also, you can learn to install the Ultimate Suite Personal edition, Business edition, 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.

How to install the Ultimate Suite Terminal Server edition

Before you start

The Terminal Server edition of Ultimate Suite lets you install the add-in for all users of a terminal server. It installs its executable files to the Program Files (x86) folder, so your permissions should allow you to change this folder as well as to run any executable files from this folder (typical for the Administrator accounts of Windows). The Terminal Server edition will be added to Excel and activated for all users at once when you install it.

Please note, you need administrative privileges to install, activate, and uninstall the Terminal Server edition.

Important! Before starting the installation process, uninstall all Ablebits stand-alone add-ins for Excel and previous Ultimate Suite versions from all user profiles!
  1. Close all Microsoft Excel windows.
  2. Unzip the folder with the add-in files.
  3. Run the setup file:
    Run the setup.exe file.

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:
      Select the installation folder.

Pick the location, click OK and hit Next.

  • This is the final confirmation that the Ablebits setup is ready to start.

    On this step, you can enter your registration name and key so the add-in will be activated for all user accounts of the terminal server.

    Tip. If you are using the trial version, you can leave these fields empty and jump right to the next step without registration.

    The setup is ready to start.
    Click Next.

  • 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 activate the Ultimate Suite Terminal Server edition for all users

Activate during installation

To activate the add-in during installation, enter your registration name and key on Step 4 of the Setup Wizard.

Activate via Command Prompt

If you haven't activated Ultimate Suite during installation, you can do it later using Command Prompt.

  1. Run the Command Prompt app as administrator:
    Run as administrator.
  2. In the Windows address bar, find the full path to the Ultimate Suite installation folder:
    The Ultimate Suite installation folder.

    Important! Your installation folder will have its unique name, not the one you see on these screenshots.
  3. In the Command Prompt, go to the Ultimate Suite installation folder:
    cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Ablebits\Ultimate Suite for Microsoft Excel\TimeStamppedFolder\
    Then, run Ablebits activation tool with your registration information:
    AblebitsLoader.exe REGISTRATIONNAME="Your registration name" REGISTRATIONKEY="Your registration key"Enter the full path in Command Prompt.

    Important! Always paste the full path to the AblebitsLoader.exe file in Command Prompt.

    Press Enter.

Make sure the registration is complete

To make sure the add-in is activated, restart Excel and go to the Ablebits Data tab. In the ribbon, find the Help button and pick the About option:
Go to Ablebits Data and find Help.

You will see the full Ultimate Suite version number and the confirmation of the registration:
About Ablebits Ultimate Suite for Excel.

How to activate after installation

To activate the Terminal Server edition after installation, you have to run Excel as administrator. For this, click the Windows Start button, type in "Excel", and when the program is found, left-click it and select Run as administrator. After this, follow the Ultimate Suite 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

How to uninstall Ultimate Suite for Excel

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 files.
  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?


Ahmed Elserafi says:
February 4, 2020 at 7:33 pm

How many personal licenses are used?


Hello Ahmed,

Thank you for contacting us. I'm sorry but your question is not entirely clear. Can you please specify? Thank you.


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