Enable surfacing harmon.ie favorites to Office dialogs

harmon.ie for Outlook Knowledge Base - Enterprise Edition

harmon.ie automatically surfaces your favorite locations to your Office Open / Save As dialogs.

Issues:

In the following scenarios, harmon.ie favorites might not be available in Office applications:

  • Central installation of harmon.ie.
  • The user does not have permissions to access the registry.
  • One user installs harmon.ie and another user logs into the computer for the first time.

Cause:

To allow users to view the harmon.ie favorite locations in Office Open / Save As dialogs, the harmon.ie installer adds the following registry key to all instances of Office applications, for all users that ever logged in to the computer:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\<office version>\common\open find\adminaddedplaces\place<index>

The registry key points to a per-user local folder - %appdata%\Mainsoft\Harmony\harmonie favorites - in which harmon.ie saves a .url file for each favorite location, pointing to this favorite's SharePoint location.

In the scenarios described above, the registry key is not created for the user, and as a result the harmon.ie favorites folder cannot be seen in Office applications.

Resolution:

To resolve the issues described above, administrators should download and deploy this PowerShell script through Group Policy. This script creates the registry keys for all users in the target computers.