Install the IBM Connections plug-in for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows 

Install the IBM Connections plug-in for Microsoft™ Office and Microsoft Windows™ to integrate IBM Connections services with Microsoft applications.

By default, the installation installs plug-ins for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Windows Explorer, but you can disable the installation for any feature you do not want to install.


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IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows


Install the Connections Plug-in

Install the plug-in so that it is integrated with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Windows Explorer.


Before you begin

About this task

Follow these steps to install the plug-in.


Procedure

  1. Download the plug-in from the IBM Connections catalog at the following web site:

  2. Unzip the file.

      If you want to modify the installation files so that you can prepopulate the server fields with the URLs for your IBM Connections servers before you deploy the plug-in for your users...

      1. To edit the plug-in install, you will need a program like the Orca msi editor:

          Note: To install Orca, follow the steps in the Installing and Running Orca section of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255905. In the Custom Installation section, deselect all features except: Microsoft Windows Installer SDK -> Tools.

      2. Open the Connections plug-in msi file located in the folder where you extracted the zip file.

      3. In the Table column of the left hand panel, select Registry.

      4. In the Value column, clear the default values and enter your own URLs for the following: ActivitiesURL, BlogsURL, BookmarksURL, CommunitiesURL, ProfilesURL, WikisURL FilesURL, AuthType and AuthURL.

      5. Save the changes

  3. Double-click setup.exe to launch the installation program.

      Note: For Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista, if User Account Control is enabled, right-click setup.exe, then choose Run as administrator to launch the installation program

  4. Optional: By default, plug-ins for all three Microsoft products are installed. If you do not want to install a plug-in, click the down arrow next to the plug-in name, and then select This feature will not be available.

  5. Accept installation prompts for installing .Net runtimes, Primary Interop Assembilies (PIA), and Connections.

      Note: The prompts appear only if not already installed. Also, accept prompts from firewall if they appear

  6. Click Finish to complete the installation.


What to do next

If Microsoft Office was running while you installed the plug-in, close and restart Office to see the plug-in features.


Silently installing the Connections plug-in

About this task

A silent installation uses the same installation program that the graphical user interface (GUI) version uses. However, instead of displaying a wizard interface, the silent installation reads all of your responses from parameters that you pass to the command line. In order for the installation to work successfully, run the silent installation from the directory where you unzipped the plug-in files.


Procedure

  1. Open a command window.

      For example, choose Run from the Microsoft Windows Start menu and type cmd, then click OK.

  2. Specify the path for the downloaded and unzipped installation file for the plug-in.

      For example, c:\<download_folder>

  3. Enter setup.exe /s /v" /qn" to begin the installation.


What to do next

If Microsoft Office was running while you installed the plug-in, close and restart Office to see the plug-in features.

To uninstall the plug-in, enter the following in the command window: setup.exe /s /x


   

 

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