Zivver Office Plugin - Installation Manual

Introduction

This manual describes how to install Zivver Office Plugin.

Minimal technical requirements

System requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Extended Security Updates or higher.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 or higher.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 or higher.
  • Memory utilization: +/- 150 MB in total per Outlook session.

Product specific requirements

  • HTTPS connection, port 443, TLS v1.2 or higher with https://*.zivver.com.
  • Outlook in Cached Mode(1).
  • A Microsoft supported scenario when using different versions of Office, Project, and Visio on the same computer.

(1) Zivver follows the recommended practice of Microsoft and Citrix for optimal performance with Outlook in Cached Mode. Performance issues related to Online Mode will be investigated on a best-effort basis.

Latest MSI installer download link

Installation

This chapter describes the installation process including recommended Office plugin registry settings and how to install the plugin for a test group. This chapter also refers to other installation methods, such as:

Zivver recommends to install the plugin “for everyone” when the plugin is centrally deployed and managed. It is also possible to first do a rollout where the Zivver Office Plugin is installed “for everyone” on every target system, and then set registry keys on each system to determine for which users the Zivver Office Plugin should be active. See section Install the Office plugin for test users on a shared workspace.

Installing the Office plugin with Microsoft Installer commands

This section explains how to use msiexec to start the installation process with the help of Microsoft Installer commands.

  • The following shell command will perform a silent install “just for myself”: msiexec /i "Zivver.OfficePlugin.Installer.msi" /quiet
  • The following shell command will perform a silent install “for everyone”: msiexec /i "Zivver.OfficePlugin.Installer.msi" ALLUSERS=1 USEIMPERSONATE=0 /quiet

If ALLUSERS is not specified, the plugin will be installed “just for myself”. The same is true if setting ALLUSERS = “”.

Installing the Office plugin with GPO

The plugin can be installed by using a Microsoft Group Policy Object (GPO). Please also read the Office Plugin Installation Manual via Group Policy Objects.

Installing the Office plugin with SCCM

The plugin can be installed with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Please also read the Office Plugin Installation Manual for Microsoft SCCM.

Installing the Office plugin with RDS

The plugin can be installed in an environment with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Please also read the Office plugin installation manual for Microsoft RDS.

Installing the Office plugin with Intune

The plugin can be installed with Microsoft Intune. Please also read the Office Plugin Installation Manual for Microsoft Intune.

Installing the Office plugin with RES

The product can be installed using RES ONE Automation. In Security Context enter an account which has the rights needed to perform an install on the remote machine.

Installation files

Depending on which installation option is chosen, the files belonging to the plugin will be written to different locations:

  • With a “for everyone” installation files will be written to %Program Files (x86)% by default.
    For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Zivver B.V\Zivver Office Plugin\.
  • With a “just for myself” installation, files are written to %localappdata%.
    For example: \AppData\Local\Zivver B.V\Zivver Office Plugin\.

The location can be changed during the installation.

Account data

The account data for a logged-in account are saved in two locations:

  • Per logged-in account: %AppData%\Zivver\OfficePlugin\accounts\
  • A value is written per registered account in: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Zivver\OfficePlugin\Secrets\
These locations must be saved in the users’ profile, so that they remain logged in with Zivver. If the account data is deleted, users are required to log in to Zivver the next time the user starts Outlook.

Zivver recommends to apply the following registry keys for every installation of the Office plugin. Applying these registry keys have the following effect:

  1. Tutorials in the Office plugin are not shown.
  2. Each account that is logged in remains logged in for 30 days.
  3. Users are logged in automatically if conditions for automatic login are met.
  4. The Office plugin is enabled in Outlook and cannot be disabled by the user.
  5. The Office plugin cannot be disabled by Outlook.

Minimal Recommended Office Plugin Registry Key Settings - Office 2013 (Registry file)
Minimal Recommended Office Plugin Registry Key Settings - Office 2016, 2019 (Registry file)
Minimal Recommended Office Plugin Registry Key Settings - Office 2013 (Batch script)
Minimal Recommended Office Plugin Registry Key Settings - Office 2016, 2019 (Batch script)
Minimal Recommended Office Plugin Registry Key Settings - Office 2013 (PowerShell script)
Minimal Recommended Office Plugin Registry Key Settings - Office 2016, 2019 (PowerShell script) Microsoft Active Setup to Office plugin installation (Registry file)

Optional Office plugin settings

You can find all Office plugin settings in the Office plugin registry keys article. Consult Zivver if you are not sure if you should implement an optional Office plugin setting.

Install the plugin for test users on a shared workspace

As an admin you can make the Zivver Office plugin available for test users, even when they work on a shared workspace. For example when using virtual or remote workspaces.

The steps to deploy the Office plugin for test users is as follows:

  1. Install the Zivver Office plugin “for everyone”.
  2. At the same time set the LoadBehavior value to 0. Setting the LoadBehavior to 0 prevents the Office plugin from being loaded on startup of Outlook on a shared workspace.
    Look on the registry of the machine in the following locations:
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\ZivverOfficePlugin.AddinModule for a 64-bit installation of Office.
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\ZivverOfficePlugin.AddinModule for a 32-bit installation of Office on a 64-bit workspace.
  3. For test users apply the Recommended Office plugin settings.
    For example via GPO. The recommended Office plugin settings will enable the Office plugin for the test user.

Setting the LoadBehavior to 0 prevents the Office plugin from loading for all users on the shared workspace, while users with the AddinList set to 1 will have the Office plugin enabled. The AddinList is part of the Recommended Office plugin settings.

Verify the installation was successful

  1. Open Outlook
    If the Office plugin is installed and enabled, then you should see a Zivver tab in the top row of Outlook.

Visit the Office plugin troubleshooting article when the Zivver tab is not shown in Outlook.

Troubleshooting installation

Visit the Office plugin troubleshooting article when the Zivver tab is not shown in Outlook.

Update the Office plugin

Updating the Zivver Office plugin (.msi) requires a manual update of the installer. If the product was installed “for everyone”, then you need administrator rights to perform an update. “For everyone” installation writes installer files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Zivver B.V\Zivver Office Plugin\, and this location can only be written to with administrator rights.

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