Installing Velixo for All Users on a Single Machine

Created by Damien Zwillinger, Modified on Fri, 12 Jul at 12:31 PM by Gabriel Michaud

Applies to:

  • Velixo Classic
  • Acumatica, Cegid, MYOB


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview

Velixo is typically installed for a single user (the user performing the install).  Under some circumstances, it is desirable to install for all the users who may log in to the system.  This is particularly useful in multi-user environments such as Citrix or Remote Desktop.

 

The Velixo Classic installer is configured to provide this capability.

 

Prerequisites

The Velixo Add-in for Excel is compatible with Excel 2010 for Windows and later.  For more advanced GI and List features, Velixo recommends a recent version of Excel 365.

 

 

Installing Velixo Classic

Step 1


Follow Step 1 only from Download Velixo : Velixo for Acumatica Help to download the appropriate installer to your computer.


Step 2

Locate the downloaded file:

 

 

Step 3

Click on the file and the installer will start.

From the License Agreement display, click the Advanced button.

 

 

Step 4

On the next screen, select Install for all user of this machine.

  

Note:  If you receive the following message...

 

... you will need to Deploy Velixo using the Command Line method (described next).

 


Deploying Velixo Classic using the Command Line

System administrators who need to deploy Velixo to multiple machines at once may want to deploy Velixo Classic via the command line.

 

Basic install:

 

msiexec /qb /i Velixo.msi MSIINSTALLPERUSER=0

For organizations which need to deploy with no human intervention...

 

Silent Install:

 

msiexec /qn /i Velixo.msi MSIINSTALLPERUSER=0

 

Notes for System Administrators


When using this method, Velixo will be installed in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Velixo\Velixo Reports Pro\

The installer automatically configures Velixo for the current user by adding the necessary keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

 

For additional users on the machine, Velixo relies on Active Setup (a mechanism for executing commands - once per user - early during login). This effectively runs the same upgrade script for additional users.

 

Considerations for Multi-user Environments (e.g., Citrix & Microsoft RDS)

Active Setup is executed by explorer.exe on login. For that reason, it does not automatically run in Citrix XenApp / Microsoft RDS published applications; however, there are two workarounds published here. One of the workarounds is to log in at least once in a full desktop session for the user, or to invoke runonce.exe /AlternateShellStartup in a login script.

Uninstalling Velixo Classic

If you uninstall an instance of Velixo that was installed for all users on the machine, the registry key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER is *not* removed for additional users. The administrator will need to to remove these, separately.

 


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