Software Deployment Question

Excel plugin trigger repair on execute

07/19/2013 2950 views

Good morning,

Recently I received an Excel plugin (JetReports) that I want to deploy. The installation is already a vendor MSI.

Activating the plugin in Excel is done through a number of registry keys under the current user. 

How can I activate the JetReports self heal while starting Excel? I am able to trigger the self heal for build-in executable, but triggering the heal by executing files outside has not yet succeeded.

Best regards,

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You will have to add ActiveSetup key in the mst you have created for the vendor msi


Answered 07/20/2013 by: jagadeish
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This is what you are looking for I think.

This wont trigger a seal heal, this is a Office built in function to populate the HKCU hive with registry settings when you start Word, Excel etc. It saves using the heavy handed approach of using a active setup or when you have no entry point.

If your plug is in a shared location like Program Files,  you can use this function to activate the plugin through the registry.

Good luck.

*danm those seals lol.


Answered 07/19/2013 by: rileyz
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