About Templafy Desktop
Templafy desktop is the client Templafy uses to deploy add-ins for MS Office.
Please see the following article for pre-requisites for installing Templafy:
Pre-reqs for installing Templafy
If any issues arise during the installation of TemplafyDesktop.msi, please add the below switch to add logging which will help to troubleshoot the installation:
Please note, Windows Server 2008 is not supported.
Templafy Desktop can be installed on Citrix VDI environments.
For Published Apps, such as Citrix XenApp, it greatly depends on your current setup, and you might have to preregister the Registry Keys that loads the addins in Office on the Citrix image manually.
On Citrix %ProgramData% is locked and does not have Creator/Owner rights. Thus, users are not able to update Templafy Desktop or download Templafy Desktop Packages. For Citrix, users will not and can't actively update of Templafy Desktop and packages.
Templafy Desktop does not update UserTemplates and Word\Startup folders as it does not run on startup in user context. If a default startup template for PowerPoint (blank.potx) is needed, this must be distributed by client IT.
Install Templafy Desktop
Run this command in an Admin/Elevated prompt or using SCCM:
Note that Templafy Desktop for citrix must be enabled in Templafy before you can install it on a citrix server. Contact Templafy to have this option enabled.
Update Templafy Desktop
Admins will need to run the following command. This can be run on the Citrix image, or it can be configured to run every night on all Citrix Servers.
Templafy Desktop Installation Paths
The Templafy Desktop Host is installed in this location
The Templafy Desktop Client is installed in this location
The addins for Office is installed here via Templafy Desktop Client
Email Signatures created via the Templafy addins are stored here. In the native Signatures folder for Outlook (“…\Signatures” may change depending on Office language installations and version)
Log files related to TemplafyDesktop is stored in this location (when updating)
All assets (images, texts, shapes) inserted via Templafy addins are stored here temporarily. After the user exits the Office application using them, they will get deleted.