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How to install the IBM Document Manager Desktop on a USGCB (FDCC)-compliant Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP workstation

Technote (FAQ)


Note: The U.S. Government is rebranding FDCC (Federal Desktop Core Configuration) as USGCB (United States Government Configuration Baseline).

Question 1:
How do you install the IBM Document Manager Desktop on a USGCB (formerly FDCC) compliant Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP workstation?

Question 2:
You log in to a USGCB (FDCC)-compliant Windows XP workstation as a user and run the Application Integration program. You select the Microsoft Office applications, select the Integrate option, and click Apply. When you click Process, the IBM Document Manager Integrated? column still shows No for the Microsoft Office applications. Why does this result appear?


Reason for question 1:
Organizations that require USGCB (FDCC) compliance need to take certain steps to ensure that IBM Document Manager works with USGCB (FDCC).

Reason for Question 2:
Microsoft Office integration requires two steps:

  1. Registering add-in COM objects in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (restricted area).
  2. Changing some settings in an Office registry area under HKEY_CURRENT_USER (the user ID that is logged in should have privileges to modify this area).
The latter step allows users to integrate or de-integrate Microsoft Office add-ins under the login ID.

If an administrator has already run DdmInteg.exe and integrated Microsoft Office, then the required COM object registration step is completed. After this step is done, a user can integrate or deintegrate Microsoft Office under the user's login ID only with DdmInteg.exe.

When using an USGCB (FDCC)-compliant Windows XP workstation, users are not authorized to modify Windows registry. This restriction means that normal users can not integrate or de-integrate Microsoft Office applications.


Answer for Question 1:
The following steps apply to both Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
1. Log in to the Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP USGCB (FDCC) workstation as an administrator, for example, FDCC_Admin.
2. Click Start -> Run. Enter gpedit.msc in the Open field to open the Group Policy Object Editor.
3. For Local Computer Policy, expand Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer to display the Internet Explorer policies.
4. Disable the following three policies so that they appear as follows:

Security Zones: Do not allow users to add/delete sites  Disabled
Security Zones: Do not allow users to change policies   Disabled
Security Zones: Use only machine settings               Disabled  (Windows Vista only)

5. Close the Group Policy Object Editor.
6. Restart the Windows workstation.
7. Log in to the Windows workstation again as an administrator, for example, FDCC_Admin.
8. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer and click Tools -> Internet Options. Open the Security page, select Trusted sites, click Sites, and add the IBM Document Manager Desktop URL to the trusted zone, for example, http://<>:<81>/docmgr.
9. Return to Microsoft Internet Explorer, enter the IBM Document Manager Desktop URL in the Address field, and continue with the installation.

Answer for Question 2:
The workaround for this question is for the system administrator to grant Read & Execute permission on regedit.exe for users to complete the integration process. The system administrator can then revoke the permission.

Important: Before you perform this workaround on a production system, perform the steps on a test system and test the results.

To complete this workaround, perform the following actions:

  1. Log in to Windows as an administrator.
  2. From Windows Explorer, go to the %systemroot% directory, for example: C:\Windows.
  3. Right-click regedit.exe and select Properties.
  4. Navigate to the Security page of the properties.
  5. In the Group or user names, select the Users option.
  6. Select the Read & Execute check box to grant the permission to the Users group.
  7. Log off from the administrator ID and log in again as a user.
  8. Import the registry entities that are included in the attached ZIP file.
  9. Log off from the user ID and log in again as an administrator.
  10. Use the earlier steps in this procedure to navigate to the Security page. Then clear the Read & Execute permission from the Users group.

When these steps are complete, the Microsoft Office applications have been integrated for the user.

Office Integration for Normal

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Enterprise Content Management Document Manager Desktop Windows 8.3.8 Enterprise

Document information

More support for: Document Manager

Software version: 8.3.8, 8.4, 8.4.2, 8.5

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Enterprise

Reference #: 1297725

Modified date: 07 December 2016

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