Relevant Products: Signature Manager Outlook Edition
WARNING! The following products were discontinued on 30 September 2022:
- Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition
- Exclaimer Signature Manager Exchange Edition
The end of Support for these products is 30th September 2024.
For more information, please see the Discontinued Questions and Answers page.
If you have remote users who use computers that are not joined to the Active Directory domain to access your network, you can configure the system to deploy signatures to their local copy of Outlook. For more information on the setup, see How do I deploy signatures to remote users?
As part of the setup process, the Exclaimer Outlook Settings Update Client (an MSI file) must be deployed to and then installed on each end user’s computer. This file is added to your Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition installation directory when the product is first installed, so it can be copied from here and distributed to remote users, as required. However, you may prefer to automate this process.
You can automate the process of deploying the Exclaimer Outlook Settings Update Client to end-users with command-line options. These options must be run on each end user’s computer, so the simplest approach is to add the required command to a script (for example, InstallUpdateClient.bat) to be used for a Group Policy Object (GPO) install.
The following command-line options can be used:
This is the SMTP address that will be used by the update client and should be the user's primary email address. For example firstname.lastname@example.org. Environment variables are supported in this parameter.
This is the website URL that contains signatures.
(Optional) This is the directory to install the application to. If this parameter is omitted, the default location is used, as below:
- On x86 computers: c:\program files\exclaimer ltd\client.
- On x64 computers: c:\program files\exclaimer ltd\client.
Example silent installation script
The script should be saved to a NETLOGON share, or another network share with appropriate permissions so that it can be used easily in a GPO. The Exclaimer Outlook Settings Update Client.MSI file must be copied to the same location.
This example script identifies the primary SMTP address for users by connecting to the Active Directory. It then silently installs the Exclaimer Outlook Settings Update Client (looking for Exclaimer Outlook Settings Update Client.MSI in the same directory).
The simplest option for using Group Policy is to add InstallClient.bat (or your own filename, if different) as a Logon script.
It should be added to the Logon Scripts folder of the required GPO (via the Group Policy Object Management Console).
For further information about Group Policy logon scripts please see this TechNet article.