Overview

Velixo Reports is typically installed for a single user (the user performing the install). Under some circumstances, it is desirable to install for all the users who may log in to the system. This is particularly useful in multi-user environments such as Citrix or Remote Desktop.

The Velixo installer is configured to provide this capability.

Prerequisites

The Velixo Add-in for Excel is compatible with Excel 2010 for Windows and later. For more advanced GI and List features, Velixo recommends a recent version of Excel 365.

Installing Velixo Reports

Step 1

Your partner will provide a download link to the installation file. If you do not have that link, you can download the appropriate version of Velixo Reports here.

Choose your ERP and then select if you want the most recent version available from our Insider Channel or, if you prefer to get fewer updates each year, select our Annual Channel Release.

Click on the appropriate link below:

Step 2

Locate the downloaded file:

Step 3

Click on the file and the installer will start.

From the License Agreement display, click the Advanced button.

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Step 4

On the next screen, select Install for all user of this machine.

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Note: If you receive the following message...

... you will need to Deploy Velixo Reports using the Command Line method (described next).


Deploying Velixo Reports using the Command Line

System administrators who need need to deploy Velixo to multiple machines at once may want to deploy Velixo Reports via the command line.

Basic install:

msiexec /qb /i VelixoReportsPro.msi MSIINSTALLPERUSER=0

For organizations which need to deploy with no human intervention...

Silent Install:

msiexec /qn /i VelixoReportsPro.msi MSIINSTALLPERUSER=0

Notes for System Administrators

When using this method, Velixo will be installed in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Velixo\Velixo Reports Pro for Excel and Acumatica\

The installer automatically configures Velixo for the current user by adding the necessary keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

For additional users on the machine, Velixo relies on Active Setup (a mechanism for executing commands - once per user - early during login). This effectively runs the same upgrade script for additional users.

Considerations for Multi-user Environments (e.g., Citrix & Microsoft RDS)

Active Setup is executed by explorer.exe on login. For that reason, it does not automatically run in Citrix XenApp / Microsoft RDS published applications; however, there are two workarounds published here. One of the workarounds is to log in at least once in a full desktop session for the user, or to invoke runonce.exe /AlternateShellStartup in a login script.

Uninstalling Velixo Reports

If you uninstall an instance of Velixo that was installed for all users on the machine, the registry key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER is *not* removed for additional users. The administrator will need to to remove these, separately.

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