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Plug-in Installation Options for Administrators

Recommended easy installation for Macintosh

  1. Download and unpack the Cite While You Write.dmg.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. When prompted, click Yes when asked to install Endnote Online Cite While You Write for all users on that computer.

Recommended easy installation for Windows

  1. Download and run the installer: msiexec EndNotePlugins.msi
  2. Deploy EndNotePlugins.msi

Windows scripted program installations

If your network is running Windows NT 4 network on a non-Active Directory (AD) network, use scripting for mass installations of the plug-ins for EndNote online.

NOTE: The installer requires XP with Service Pack 3 or later.

To install via a command line:

  1. Run the installer:
    msiexec.exe /i EndNotePlugins.msi INSTALLDIR="<valid path>"
  2. Install EndNotePlugins.msi from the target directory. See the examples below. Drive letters are examples and vary according to the specific system and/or network.

msiexec /i D:\MSI\EndNotePlugins.msi INSTALLDIR= "C:\Program Files\EndNote Plug-Ins"

To write a log file, use the “/l” switch described in the table that follows. The following example specifies installing plug-ins for EndNote online on a computer using the EndNotePlugins.MSI file found on N:\EndNote online\Program\” and writing a log file to C:\logs\ called endnotepluginsmsi.log using the verbose setting.

msiexec /i “N:\EndNote online\Program\EndNotePlugins.MSI” INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\EndNote Plug-ins" /l*v! C:\logs\endnotepluginsmsi.log

If you need additional information, refer to Microsoft’s mass installation documentation and command line documentation at http://www.microsoft.com.

Deploying the Windows EndNote Plug-Insinstaller with group policy

If your network is running the Windows 2000 Server operating system or later and Active Directory Services, we recommend that you deploy EndNote Plug-Ins via Group Policy.

Before you begin:

    • Make sure all workstations are running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later. If needed, you can download an update from Microsoft.
    • Make sure the share that EndNote Plug-Ins installer is being deployed from is published in Active Directory.
    • Make sure the computer account has permission to access to the share.

NOTE: This software has not been tested with the Windows Distributed Filing System (DFS).

Group Policy Deployment:

  1. Open the Organizational Unit (OU) you want to modify.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Software Settings and click Software Installation.
  3. Right-click Software Installation and choose New>Package.
  4. Browse for the share from which EndNotePlugins.msi will be deployed.
  5. In the Deploy Software dialog, you may choose either Assigned or Advanced if you wish to modify the advanced settings. See the appropriate Microsoft help file for help on configuring the advanced options. Once the Group Policy is updated and the clients are restarted, EndNote Plug-Ins is installed upon boot.


Each user using Cite While You Write for the first time needs to configure their login information. See Cite While You Write Preferences.


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This help page last modified 03/06/2014