Installing the Excel Add-In on Amazon Workspaces

The default security policy on Amazon Workspaces does not allow you to run .MSI installers without elevated privileges:

 

To change the machine policy to allow .MSI installers to be run from Windows Explorer, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start -> Run and enter gpedit.msc
  2. Click Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer.
  3. Select Disable Windows Installer and choose Edit policy setting:
  4. Click Enabled and choose Never from the Disable Windows Installer drop-down list:
  5. Click Apply

 

You might need to restart your Amazon Workspace for the changes to take effect, or you can run the following command: gpupdate /force

 

 

 

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