Outlook Add-in Setup Guide
includes the Protected Trust Add-in for Microsoft Outlook (here-in referred to as “the add-in”). The add-in enables users to send and receive secure messages using the familiar Microsoft Outlook e-mail interface.
The Protected Trust Web App is compatible with Chrome, Edge, and Firefox on Windows. Our traditional Outlook Add-in which is part of the Protected Trust for Windows suite. We support Windows 8 and Windows 10, along with Outlook 2016. We also provide extended support for Office 2013.
The Windows Suite (which includes the outlook add-in can be installed by using the setup program (.exe) or one of the Microsoft Installer packages (.msi).
Using the Setup Program (.exe)
The current released version of the setup program can be downloaded from our website at https://envoy.protectedtrust.com/download/
To install the Protected Trust for Windows suite (which includes the Outlook add-in), execute the setup program and select to Install Now.
If needed, the setup program will prompt to run as an administrator account. It will also install any required prerequisites that are not currently installed, including the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Client Profile.
Using the Microsoft Installer Packages (.msi)
To better support enterprise deployment tools, the add-in can be installed by one of the Microsoft Installer packages. The Microsoft Installer packages do not require any user interaction.
To acquire the installer packages, execute the setup program (.exe) with the “/extract” command-line option. For example:
This will create a .msi files in the current working directory (where X is the current version number of the installer):
Use this package to install the add-in for all users on a computer or terminal server.
If the .NET Framework 4.72 Client Profile is not already installed on the target computer, the Microsoft Installer package installation will fail to install.
The setup program can also be invoked using the command-line. Below are the available command-line options.
The add-in will be installed for all users on the computer or terminal server. The setup program must be run as an administrator.
The add-in will be installed only for the user running the setup program.
Installation will start immediately, without requiring user interaction.
Installation will start immediately, without requiring user interaction or displaying the user interface.
The setup program will extract the Microsoft Installer packages (.msi) to the current working directory and exit. If specified, all other command-line options are ignored.
To ensure that all users have the latest features, bug, and security fixes, the add-in will automatically check for and install new available versions every 7 days.
To disable automatic updates, an administrator must install the All Users .msi with the parameter AUTOUPDATE set to FALSE.
Setting and Enforcing Options
Users can modify the add-in options by using the Protected Trust Options and Advanced Options dialogues
Administrators can control or enforce the value for many of these options by setting certain registry key(s). This can be accomplished on a large scale by using Group Policy Objects (GPO) or other enterprise deployment tools.
Setting a User’s Option
To set a user’s option without using the options dialog, create or update one of the registry values listed below in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ProtectedTrust\OutlookAddin key.
Enforcing an Option for All Users
To enforce a specific option for all users on a computer, create or update one of the registry values listed below, in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ProtectedTrust\OutlookAddin registry key.
Can be one of the following values: True – When a user creates a new message, the “Message Protected” button will be On.False – When a user creates a new message, the “Message Protected” button will be Off.
Can be one of the following values: True – All messages will be sent using Protected Trust.False – A user can toggle the “Message Protected” button On or Off.
Sending a Diagnostics Log
The add-in maintains a Diagnostics Log that can be useful while troubleshooting issues. This log includes basic user information, such as the type of e-mail servers that are configured, other add-ins that are installed, and a copy of the current error log. Please remove any information you wish to not disclose from these logs before sending it. Any information collected in the Diagnostics Log will be used only to troubleshoot issues and will be not used for any other purpose.