On Windows, Intermedia Unite Desktop App can be deployed in an organization using a startup script of AD group policy

Test this procedure on a small subset of computers before implementing it for the entire domain. To do this you can leave only test computer accounts in security filtering of the group policy or apply the group policy to the organizational unit that contains only test computers.

Mass deploy Intermedia Unite Desktop for Windows

  1. Create a group policy for Intermedia Unite Desktop App installation.
  2. Download the following files and place them in Scripts folder of this group policy, or in another shared folder that will be accessible to computer account of your domain:
    1. .NET 4 setup redistributable from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718
    2. Intermedia Unite Desktop App setup
  3. Place the installation script into the Scripts folder of the group policy.
  4. Update the script so that paths to .NET installer and Intermedia Unite Desktop App setup are correct and accessible.
  5. Add this installation script to the group policy in Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Scripts\startup.

Important: we do not recommend running the script under admin privileges as this will lead to permissions conflict on the next update for the users. In case mandatory update is pushed, all users will need to enter admin credentials to proceed with update if the app is installed under admin privileges.

Example of installation script:

\\network\path\to\installer\Intermedia-Unite.exe /S /ALLUSERS\UniteInstallLog.txt

Setup parameters:

  • /S 
  • /L*V"ALLUSERS\UniteInstallLog.txt" - the log will be written to a temp folder. If the script is run under System account, that folder would be C:\Windows\temp

Setup will also create messages in the Windows Event Log upon successful or failed installation.

Mass deploy Intermedia Unite Outlook integration (optional)

Administrator runs UniteOfficeIntegration.exe with -silentinstall key from Intermedia Unite installation directory with administrator permissions. In the table below you can find default installation paths for all installation types.

Application Installation Executable path Command
Intermedia Unite installed for all users C:\Program Files\Intermedia Unite\OfficeIntegrationServer\UniteOfficeIntegration.exe UniteOfficeIntegration.exe -silentinstall 
Intermedia Unite installed for current user C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Programs\Intermedia Unite\OfficeIntegrationServer\UniteOfficeIntegration.exe UniteOfficeIntegration.exe -silentinstall

After that, user can enable integration himself. No admin permissions will be required. Outlook restart is required to start using the Integration.

Mass deploy Intermedia AnyMeeting calendar plugin (optional)

Read the Knowledge Base articles for instructions how to enable Intermedia AnyMeeting Outlook add-in for your organization:

Advanced: Registry settings

You can check the following Registry settings to confirm that our apps have been installed correctly.

Intermedia Unite Desktop

  1. In the Registry, navigate to:
    • Per-user installation: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

    • Admin installation: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

  2. Find the following GUID: 9962f338-b12b-54d0-a4f5-eba7ff612061. You will see the following information:
    DT app

Outlook (Presence) integration

  1. During installation integration App will be registered as COM Server somewhere in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. In addition to that integration application will be registered as IM Provider here:
    Path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IM Providers
  2. Then it should be added to the IM Providers list for current user and contain the UpAndRunning property. Outlook looks into this value to check if it can connect: value = 2.
    Path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\IM Providers
  3. To select which IM Provider Outlook should integrate with, the appropriate value should be set in the DefaultIMApp property for the IM Providers key itself:
    Same path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\IM Providers