This article refers to the Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service and the Barracuda Outlook Add-In. For best results, download the latest version from the Users > Client Downloads page. The Outlook Add-In supports Outlook versions 2010, 2013, and 2016.
ADMX files require Windows Server 2008 or higher. For details on using ADMX files with earlier versions of Windows Server, see the Microsoft TechNet article Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide.
The Outlook Add-In is not supported on the Microsoft App Store version of Outlook.
Download the Barracuda Outlook Add-In
To download the latest version of the Barracuda Outlook Add-In:
- Log in to https://login.barracudanetworks.com using your Barracuda Cloud Control credentials, and click Archiver in the left pane.
- Go to Users > Client Downloads, and scroll to the Microsoft Outlook Add-In section.
- Click Download Now to the right of Outlook Add-In Deployment Kit.
The language for the Barracuda Outlook Add-In options is determined by your Microsoft Office installation locale. Supported languages for the add-in include:
- DE - German
- EN - US English
- ES - Spanish (Continental)
- FR - French
- IT - Italian
- JP - Japanese
- NL - Dutch
- PL - Polish
- CN - Chinese
Step 1. Install the Deployment Kit
Use the following steps to install the Barracuda Outlook Add-In Deployment Kit.
- Log in to the Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service as an administrator.
- Navigate to the Users > Client Downloads page, and in the Microsoft Outlook Add-In section, click Download Now to the right of Outlook Add-In Deployment Kit to download the BMAOutlookAddInDeploy.msi file.
- Run the.msi file to launch the Barracuda Outlook Add-In Deployment Kit Wizard.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to install the deployment kit including the ADMX files and local-specific ADML files.
- On the Domain Controller, copy all ADMX files to the C:\Windows\SYSVOL\$Domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions directory, where $Domain is your domain, and copy all ADMX files to the appropriate sub-directories. For more information, refer to the Microsoft TechNet article Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide.
Step 2. Configure the Outlook Add-In
Start the Group Policy (GPO) Editor for the domain where you will be installing the Add-In. You can edit the default policy or create a new policy object and link it to the desired container, for example, the particular OU containing the computers of users that will be using the Add-In.
In the GPO Editor, navigate to User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates, and expand the Outlook Add-In node.
- Double-click the Barracuda Message Archiver policy URI, and select Enabled.
In the Options section, enter your region-specific MAS hostname, for example: mas.barracudanetworks.com
- Turn on Require Users to Use Configured URL.
Click Apply. Configure other settings as required, and then click OK to configure the policy. For an explanation of the available settings, click the Extended tab in the policy.
Step 3. Deploy the MSI File
If you do not already have a network share for GPO software deployment, you must create one. The share must be accessible from all of the machines on which the software is to be deployed. The permissions for the share must give read access to the Everyone group, and the permissions for the underlying NTFS folder must give read access to the Authenticated Users group.
- Copy the .msi file(s) to the share you created in the previous step.
Open the GPO Editor for the organization that is to use the Barracuda Outlook Add-In, for example, the default domain policy.
Either edit the default policy, or create a new policy object, then link it to the desired container. For example, the particular OU containing the computers on which the add-in is to be installed.
- In the GPO, navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings > Software Installation:
- Right-click Software Installation, point to New, and click Package:
- Enter the UNC path to the. msi file located in the shared folder. For example, enter: \\fileserver\deploy
Click Open. In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Assigned:
Click OK. The policy displays in the GPO Editor window:
Step 4. Test the Deployment
Complete the following steps to test the Outlook Add-In deployment.
- Restart a computer that is joined to the domain.
- Verify that the Add-In is installed when you log in and that the configured policies are applied.
Step 5. Notify Users
Once the MSI file is successfully deployed, send the Outlook Add-In access details to your users. For additional resources, refer to the following Campus articles:
- How to Search and Archive Messages Using the Barracuda Outlook Add-In
Following is a list of troubleshooting tips:
- A common cause of failure is that the user and/or the user's computer does not have adequate access to the share location. Verify that all access and network privileges are configured appropriately.
- Verify you are running the latest version of the Barracuda Outlook Add-In.
Verify that the software deployment policy defined in Step 3. Deploy the MSI File was created for computers, not users, and that Assigned was selected in the Deploy Software dialog box.
- Additional error messages are available in the Event Log on the domain computer; if you do not find the desired information in the Event Log, consider enabling verbose logging and restarting the computer.
- For additional information on fixing Group Policy issues, see Fixing Group Policy problems by using log files on the Microsoft TechNet website.