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  • Hi sir,

    I am using the word add_In using COM Add-In, i rebuild the project registry Key value[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\WordAddIn1] this for current only, but now i display the Add-In button for all user , i change the registry path like this[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\WordAddIn1] in this the WordAddIn1 show in inactive application

    another way i change the registry path like this[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\WordAddIn1] like i give in registry in wordoption --> Addin--> wordaddin does not show in inactive application and active application


    i display the Add-In button for all user on a system
    • Edited by senthill Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:00 AM
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    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:22 AM


  • Hi senthill,

    Based on your description, my understanding was you want to change (disable/enable) a Word add-in by modifying registry key.

    First you tried to modify this registry key:


    It only worked for one computer, but you want to work for all users in your environment.

    So you changed the registry key to:


    But it only shown in inactive application, you want to show both inactive and active application.

    You also tried another method without luck.

    >>i display the Add-In button for all user on a system<<

    1. Did users connect to the same system? Or this add-in works on their own system?
    2. Did you mean users have the add-button but cannot use it?

    If it works on their own system and for one computer the registry key works fine, I suggest you deploy the correct registry key to all users.

    Your description is a little confusion I'm not sure if my understanding is correct, I suggest you provide more clearly about your issue.

    I'm glad to help and follow up your reply.


    Emi Zhang
    TechNet Community Support

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    Friday, January 22, 2016 8:54 AM