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Bulk Installation of the VisualSP Browser Extension – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and IE

Applies to: VisualSP Online
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Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer are supported for bulk installation. Browser extensions for Safari will need to be installed by individual users. Our recommended installation process is to use our Installation Wizard to install directly onto SharePoint on-prem and online. This makes VisualSP available to all browsers automatically, without the need for a browser extension. However, to experience VisualSP in O365, a browser extension is required.

Bulk installation for Chrome on PC

  1. Go to the server that manages the group policies and login.
  2. Go to the link below and download Google ADM / ADMX templates:
    http://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chrome/policy/policy_templates.zip
  3. Extract the files to C:\Google Group Policies Templates\
  4. Open Group Policy Management.
    Note

    Always install with elevated privileges.

  5. Right click on the GPO you want to configure and click Edit.
  6. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates, and right click on Add/Remove Templates
  7. Click Add and choose the file C:\Google Group Policies Templates\windows\adm\en-US\chrome.adm
  8. Close the Add/Remove Templates popup.
  9. Go to Classic Administrative Templates > Google > Google Chrome > Extensions, and, in the right panel, double click Configure the list of forced installed extensions.
  10. From the radio button, select Enabled.
  11. In the panel under Options, click Show.
  12. To the list in a new row, enter the following line:
    ohdihpdgfenligmhnmldmiabdhflokkh; https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
  13. Click OK on both the open windows to close them
  14. Open the run window on the clients’ computers (Windows + R).
  15. Run the command: gpupdate /force

Bulk installation for IE on PC

  1. Download the extension from the following link.https://s3.amazonaws.com/sharepoint-videos/Office365TrainingApplication/internet-explorer-extension/VisualSPOnlineHelpApp.IEAddOnSetup.msi

Use your IT department tools to distribute the extension

  1. Distribute the extension. Microsoft’s instructions for deployment via Group Policy are available at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/816102/how-to-use-group-policy-to-remotely-install-software-in-windows-server

Bulk-enable the extension

  1. Use an existing GPO or create a new one.
  2. Navigate to:UserConfiguration\Policies\AdministrativeTemplates\WindowsComponents\InternetExplorer\SecurityFeatures\Add-onManagement
  3. Edit the Add-on List setting
  4. Click Enabled.
  5. In the options, click the Show
  6. Create a new row.Value name: {D72035C3-C0C3-4B26-92CD-31B6892EA8BE}
    Value: 1
  7. Click OK in both open windows to close them.
  8. Open the run window on the client’s computers (Windows + R).
  9. Run the command: gpupdate /force

Bulk installation for Firefox on PC

Note

Always install with elevated privileges.

  1. Go to the server that manages the group policies and login.
  2. Go to the link below and download the Firefox ADMX templates:
    https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases
  3. ADMX templates should be added to the \\<domain>\sysvol\<domain>\policies\policydefinitions directory.
  4. Open the Group Policy Management window and right-click to edit an existing GPO or create a new one. Navigate to: Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Mozilla > Firefox > Extensions. Right-click on Extensions to Install and select Edit.

  5. Under Extensions to Install, select Enabled

  6. In the panel under Options, click Show.
  7. Point it here to install the extension: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sharepoint-videos/Office365TrainingApplication/firefox-extension/visualsp_online_help_system-1.0.1.3-an%2Bfx.xpi

  8. Click Ok twice to close the open windows
  9. Open the run window on the clients’ computers (Windows + R).
  10. Run the command: gpupdate /force

Bulk installation for Edge on PC

For edge you need to deploy a logon script that installs the add-on.

  1. Go to the server that manages the group policies and login
  2. Open the Group Policy Management window and navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > App Package Deployment

  1. Make sure to select App Package Deployment. In the right window pane double-click on “Allow all trusted apps to install” AND “Allows development of Windows Store apps and installing them from an integrated development environment (IDE)” policy.
  2. To enable Developer Mode in Windows 10, set the above policies to Enabled and then click Apply followed by OK.
  3. Reboot your PC to save changes
  4. Download the following .appx file and place it on a UNC share that is readable to all users: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sharepoint-videos/Office365TrainingApplication/edge-extension/VisualSPOnlineHelpSystem.appx
  5. You will need to create a .ps1 PowerShell script that has the single line command in it to install the add-in:

add-appxpackage -path <UNC path to the appx file>

  1. Right click on the GPO you want to configure and click Edit.
  2. Go to User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Scripts (Logon/logoff)
  3. Double-click Logon, select the PowerShell Scripts tab, and click Add
  4. Browse to and select the PowerShell script you just created. You can leave the Script Parameters field blank.
  5. The PowerShell script needs to be digitally signed with a code signing certificate if the PowerShell script execution policy is set to “remotesigned” or higher.

For further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are always here to help! GPO

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Updated on October 23, 2019

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