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How to centrally deploy CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook (COM Add-in) via Intune

Problem:

You would like to learn how to batch install CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook (COM Add-in) for all users or group(s) of users in your organization by using Intune (Microsoft Endpoint Manager).

Solution:

Installing the add-in in an automated way for all users (or groups of users) via Intune is not a difficult task and can be completed using an intuitive graphic user interface (no PowerShell scripting or complex GPOs required). For instructions on a specific task, go to an appropriate section by clicking a link below:

Downloading the Add-in

Before you continue to the procedure below, you need to download the CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook (COM Add-in) MSI installer file. To find the up-to-date, working download link, log in to the CodeTwo Admin Panel. Next, go to the Tenants tab and click a tenant name. Finally, select Signatures add-in for Outlook in the left-hand navigation menu, click Show classic add-in installation instructions to expand the description with the instructions, and click the download link (Fig. 1., item 3).

Accessing the COM Add-in download link via the CodeTwo Admin Panel.
Fig. 1. Accessing the COM Add-in download link via the CodeTwo Admin Panel.

Batch install CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook via Intune

To centrally deploy the CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook via Intune, do as follows:

  1. Log in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Go to Apps > Windows (Windows apps) and click Add (Fig. 2.).

    Info

    If the Apps item is not displayed in the left-hand navigation menu, you can access it by clicking All services.

Adding a new Windows app in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
Fig. 2. Adding a new Windows app in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

  1. Select Line-of-business app as an app type (Fig. 3.).

Selecting app type.
Fig. 3. Selecting app type.

  1. Click Select app package file (Fig. 4.) and navigate to the add-in’s installation file (MSI file) you’ve downloaded as described here.

You need to select the downloaded MSI file for the COM Add-in.
Fig. 4. You need to select the downloaded MSI file for the COM Add-in.

  1. In the App information step, type CodeTwo in the Publisher field (Fig. 5.), leave other options unchanged, and click Next.

It is necessary to provide appropriate information in the Publisher field.
Fig. 5. It is necessary to provide appropriate information in the Publisher field.

  1. Leave options in the Scope tags step unchanged and proceed to the next step.
  2. In the Assignments step, go to the Required section and choose Add all users or select desired Azure AD group(s) for which you wish to automatically install the add-in (Fig. 6.). Click Next to proceed.

Defining the scope of users for whom you want to install the add-in.
Fig. 6. Defining the scope of users for whom you want to install the add-in.

  1. In the Review + create step, verify that all the information is correct and click Create. The add-in will be added to the apps list that you can access by going to Apps > Windows (Windows apps) (Fig. 7.).

CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook displayed on the Windows apps list.
Fig. 7. CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook displayed on the Windows apps list.

  1. On clicking the app, you can trace installation progress for specific devices and users (Fig. 8.).

Installation statistics for CodeTwo signatures add-in.
Fig. 8. Installation statistics for CodeTwo signatures add-in.

Batch uninstall CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook via Intune

To centrally remove CodeTwo Signatures Add-in for Outlook via Intune, proceed as follows:

  1. Log in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, go to Apps > Windows (Windows apps) and click the add-in on the list.
  2. Go to the Properties page. Once there, click Edit next to Assignments (Fig. 9.).

Editing CodeTwo signatures add-in’s user assignments to uninstall it.
Fig. 9. Editing CodeTwo signatures add-in’s user assignments to uninstall it.

  1. In the Uninstall section, click Add group and choose a group (or groups) for which you wish to uninstall the add-in (Fig. 10.). Apply the change by clicking Review + save and next Save at the bottom of the window.

Defining the group (or groups) for which the add-in will be uninstalled.
Fig. 10. Defining the group (or groups) for which the add-in will be uninstalled.

  1. You can trace uninstallation progress on the Device status card (of the Overview page), which is displayed after clicking the add-in on the Windows apps list (see step 1).

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