The Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In is designed to help users who need to manage multiple email addresses within Microsoft Outlook.

System Requirements

Software

Component Requirement
Operating Systems
  • Windows XP x86 SP3.
  • Windows Vista x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
  • Windows 7 x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
  • Windows 8 x86 and x64.
Microsoft .NET Framework Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 and above.
Microsoft Outlook

Installation Files

The Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In has two installers:

  • Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn64.msi (for 64-bit computers).
  • Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn32.msi (for 32-bit computers).
These files are included as part of the main Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange installation and can be found in the Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange folder (the default folder is c:\program files\exclaimer ltd\email alias manager).

Copy these files to a network share that can be accessed by all required computers within your organization.

Note: If you are installing the software on a 64-bit operating system that has a 32-bit version of Microsoft Outlook, you should use the Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn64.msi package.

Installing the Add-In manually

To install the Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In manually, perform the following steps on each required computer (you will require local administrator rights to complete the installation):

1.
Change into the directory where MSI files were copied (see the Installation Files section).

2.
For 64-bit systems, run the MSI package by double-clicking the Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn64.msi file.

3.
For 32-bit systems, run the MSI package by double-clicking the Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn32.msi file.


Installing the Add-In using Group Policy

In a typical Active Directory environment, deployment through Group Policy is the fastest way to install the Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In without needing to manually install the software on each computer within your organization. To do this, complete steps detailed in the following sections:

  • Build a WMI Filter for x86 Computers.
  • Build a WMI Filter for x64 Computers.
  • Create a Group Policy for x86 Computers.
  • Create a Group Policy for x64 Computers.
Having completed these steps, the Group Policy is built and deployed to all computers within your organization. The Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In will be installed automatically when the Group Policy is applied (by default every 90 minutes) and the computer is next rebooted. However, if required you can force the update to take effect immediately on a computer.

Note: To perform these steps you will need access to the Group Policy Editor.

Build a WMI Filter for x86 Computers

1.
Click Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.

2.
Expand the tree and select WMI Filters:


3.
In the Contents pane on the right-hand side, right-click and select New... to display the New WMI Filter dialog. From here:

a.
Enter the Name as x86 Computers.

b.
If required, enter a description for this filter.

c.
Click Add to display the WMI Query dialog.

d.
Ensure that the Namespace is root\CIMv2.

e.
Enter the Query as: Select * from Win32_Processor where AddressWidth = '32'. This is shown below:


f.
Click OK to close the WMI Query dialog.

g.
Click Save to close the New WMI Filter dialog:


Build a WMI Filter for x64 Computers

1.
Access the WMI Filters branch of the Group Policy Management tree (click Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management if you are not already working within this tree).

2.
In the Contents pane on the right-hand side, right-click and select New... to display the New WMI Filter dialog. From here:

a.
Enter the Name as x64 Computers.

b.
If required, enter a description for this filter.

c.
Click Add to display the WMI Query dialog.

d.
Ensure that the Namespace is root\CIMv2.

e.
Enter the Query as: Select * from Win32_Processor where AddressWidth = '64'. This is shown below:


f.
Click OK to close the WMI Query dialog.

g.
Click Save to close the New WMI Filter dialog:


Create a Group Policy for x86 Computers

1.
From the left-hand side of the Group Policy Management tree, right-click your domain branch (click Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management if you are not already working within this tree).

2.
Select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here... as shown below:


3.
The New GPO dialog is displayed. From here:

a.
Enter the name as Email Alias Manager for Exchange Add-In x86.

b.
Click OK.

4.
A new Group Policy Object named Email Alias Manager for Exchange Add-In x86 is now shown in the tree on the left-hand side. Right-click this object and select Edit... as shown below:


5.
From here:

a.
The Group Policy Management Editor window is displayed.

b.
From the tree on the left-hand side, expand the Email Alias Manager for Exchange Add-in x86 branch and then drill down to Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings and select Software installation:


c.
In the pane on the right-hand side, right-click and select New > Package... to display the Open dialog.

d.
Navigate to the network share where you placed the MSI files (see the Installation Files section) and double-click Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn32.msi. The Deploy Software dialog is displayed.

e.
Choose Advanced and click OK. After a few seconds the Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In Properties dialog is displayed.

f.
In the pane on the right-hand side, right-click and select New > Package... to display the Open dialog.

g.
Navigate to the network share where you placed the MSI files and double-click Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn32.msi. The Deploy Software dialog is displayed.

h.
Choose Assigned and click OK.

i.
Close the Group Policy Management Editor.

Create a Group Policy for x64 Computers

1.
From the left-hand side of the Group Policy Management tree, right-click your domain branch (click Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management if you are not already working within this tree).

2.
Select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here... as shown below:


3.
The New GPO dialog is displayed. From here:

a.
Enter the name as Email Alias Manager for Exchange Add-In x64.

b.
Click OK.

4.
A new Group Policy Object named Email Alias Manager for Exchange Add-In x64 is now shown in the tree on the left-hand side. Right-click this object and select Edit... as shown below:


5.
From here:

a.
The Group Policy Management Editor window is displayed.

b.
From the tree on the left-hand side, expand the Email Alias Manager for Exchange Add-in x64 branch and then drill down to Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings and select Software installation:


c.
In the pane on the right-hand side, right-click and select New > Package... to display the Open dialog.

d.
Navigate to the network share where you placed the MSI files (see the Installation Files section) and double-click Exclaimer.EmailAliasManager.OutlookAddIn64.msi. The Deploy Software dialog is displayed.

e.
Choose Advanced and click OK.

f.
Close the Group Policy Management Editor.

Applying the Group Policy

The Group Policy is now built and deployed to all computers within your organization. The software will be installed automatically when the Group Policy is applied (by default every 90 minutes) and the computer is next rebooted.

If you wish to force the update to take effect immediately on a particular computer, follow the steps below:

1.
Click Start and then Run.

2.
Enter gpupdate /force and then click OK.

3.
You will be prompted to restart the computer. Enter Y (Yes) and the computer restarts. The Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In is installed when the computer restarts.

Upgrading

Upgrading can be achieved by deploying a newer version of the MSI.

You do not need to uninstall the current version of the Exclaimer Email Alias Manager for Exchange Outlook Add-In to install a newer version - the newer version will automatically uninstall the older version during the installation process.
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