Install or remove add-ins for Outlook for your Exchange 2013 organization

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

You can install or remove add-ins for Outlook for your organization by using the EAC or the Exchange Management Shell.

Note

By default, after you install an add-in for your organization, the add-in is available for all users in your organization. After installation, you can use the EAC or the Exchange Management Shell to make the add-in optional or required for your users, and to specify whether you want the add-in to be enabled or disabled. For information about how to change the default settings for an add-in, see Manage user access to add-ins for Outlook. To limit availability of add-ins to specific users in your organization, you must use the Exchange Management Shell. For more information, see Manage user access to add-ins for Outlook.

For additional management tasks, see Add-ins for Outlook.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Apps for Outlook" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.

  • For more information about the EAC, see Exchange admin center in Exchange 2013.

  • To learn how to connect to the Exchange Management Shell, see Open the Exchange Management Shell.

  • You can assign administrators permission to install and manage add-ins for your organization. You can also assign users permission to install and manage add-ins for their own use. For more information, see Specify the administrators and users who can install and manage add-ins for Outlook.

  • Access to the Office Store isn't supported for mailboxes or organizations in specific regions. If you don't see Add from the Office Store as an option in the Exchange admin center under Organization > Add-ins > New Add Icon, you may be able to install an add-in for Outlook from a URL or file location. For more information, contact your service provider.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts for the Exchange admin center in Exchange 2013.

Tip

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at Exchange Server.

Install an add-in for Outlook

Use the EAC to add an add-in

  1. In the EAC, navigate to Organization > Add-ins.

  2. Click New Add Icon, and then choose the location that you want to install the add-in from.

    • Add from the Office Store: At the Office Store, select the app you want to install, and then click Add. Apps that work with Outlook Web App are listed under Add-ins for Office and SharePoint > Outlook.

    Note

    Access to the Office Store isn't supported for mailboxes or organizations in specific regions. If you don't see Add from the Office Store as an option in the Exchange admin center under Organization > Add-ins > New Add Icon, you may be able to install an add-in for Outlook from a URL or file location. For more information, contact your service provider.

    • Add from URL: In URL, enter the full URL for the add-in manifest file that you want to install.

    • Add from file: Select Browse, and then navigate to the location of the add-in manifest file that you want to install.

  3. Click Save.

Use the Exchange Management Shell to add an add-in

This example shows you how to add an add-in from a URL.

New-App -OrganizationApp -Url <URL location for add-in manifest file>

This example shows you how to add an add-in from a file.

New-App -OrganizationApp -FileData <File location for add-in manifest file>

Tip

When you use the Exchange Management Shell to install an add-in for your organization, you can install the add-in and configure settings for it at the same time.

For syntax and parameters, see New-App.

Remove an add-in for Outlook

Use the EAC to remove an add-in

  1. In the EAC, navigate to Organization > Add-ins.

  2. In the list view, select the app that you want to remove, and then click Delete Delete icon.

Use the Exchange Management Shell to remove an add-in

You can use the Exchange Management Shell to remove an add-in from your organization.

Note

Run the following command to look up the display names and application IDs for all the add-ins for Outlook installed for your organization.

Get-App -OrganizationApp |Format-List DisplayName,AppID

Run the following command to remove the custom add-in Finance Test Add-in from the organization.

Remove-App -OrganizationApp -Identity <GUID for Finance Test Add-in>

For syntax and parameters, see Remove-App.

How do you know this worked?

To view the add-ins that are installed in your organization, do one the following:

  • In the EAC, navigate to Organization > Add-ins, and then review the list of installed add-ins.

  • From the Exchange Management Shell, run Get-App, and then review the list of installed add-ins.