Deliveries and security
Our solutions can be delivered as EXE-files or complete file sets. Our EXE files can place our files such as templates, Office add-ins and content such as images, texts, chart templates etc. in the correct variable locations.
They can be with or without a progress bar (silent installation optional).
When we send a file set it is a self extracting ZIP (.EXE) to avoid unnecessary flagging of files. We always sign all packages with our certificate as an extra layer of security.
SkabelonDesign cares a great deal about security. This is why all our software is digitally signed with a state of the art code signing certificate. This certificate adheres to the latest standards in terms of security which means it uses SHA-256 encryption. This higher level of encryption is also the reason why our software as a minimum requires .NET 4.5.2 and Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime 10.0.5x.
When software is delivered by SkabelonDesign we also provide our client-side certificate that allows our software to be authenticated in your environment.
Our solutions can be deployed in a variety of ways. The most common are SCCM and various startup- and shutdown scripts.
These tools themselves are not our core competence but we are always ready to help if questions arise.
We also offer a product to maintain our solutions once deployed.
FileUpdater is an easily managed distribution tool which ensures that relevant users receive the files and configurations on their machines that the administrator(s) publish via an administration module. The administrator publishes files with the administration module to a given location and the users have a client installed, which synchronizes these published files to the users’ machines with a given interval.
Template locations and macros
Templates are typically placed in the folder UserTemplates which by default is defined as %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates. It is however possible to place them in a variety of other locations e.g. shared drives depending on your needs.
As our Word templates contain necessary macros Word needs to have assigned trust to all folders from where they are opened. This can be done for all or groups of users with a group policy (GPO).
It is standard for Word to trust the defined UserTemplates but we recommend confirming that this is the case in your setup. Alternatively to trusting specific locations in Word it is possible to apply a setting that only allows signed macros to run. Ask us which is right for you – or let us know what you prefer.
As always – if you have any questions let us know.