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Resolved! - Sage ACT! Premium (Web) 2011 - Silent install for Outlook Integration using Active Directory

Copper Contributor
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Resolved! - Sage ACT! Premium (Web) 2011 - Silent install for Outlook Integration using Active Directory

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Deploying the Outlook addin for the ACT Premium Web Client using Active Directory:.

 

Locate the "Outlookint" folder under ACT for Web on the ACT 2011 Web Server. A sub-folder,"inst" contains the "Sage ACT! Premium (Web) Outlook Integration.msi" file. Create a share on the ACT 2011 Web Server that allow "everyone" read access to all files in the "int" folder.

 

Create a new Active Directory Group policy, and select a Computer policy - software install.  Browse to the share on the ACT 2011 Web server that contains the "Sage ACT! Premium (Web) Outlook Integration.msi file.  The installation file will be imported as a new software install.

 

Link the new group policy to a computer-based organizational unit, or use an existing OU and specify the computers that should receive the software install.

 

Restart the computers (two restarts may be required to install the software properly).  Open add/remove programs and verify the Sage ACT Premium (Web) Outlook Integration software has been loaded.

 

 

Copper Contributor
Posts: 16
Country: United States

Re: Resolved! - Sage ACT! Premium (Web) 2011 - Silent install for Outlook Integration using Active Directory

Sigh,

 

Not as successful as I thought. The software is installed, but not recognized as installed for the specific user. As a result, the ACT History function fails for Outlook.

 

I tried moving the software installation to a user policy instead of a computer policy, but it was not installed successfully.  Looks like some components need to be installed for "Everyone" while other components need to be installed as the specific user.

 

Still a work in progress.