SOLVED: How To Silently Install the Junk Mail Reporting Tool Using Scripts

junk-mail-reporting-add-inIf you have tried to install the Junk Mail reporting tool using a tool like PDQ Deploy or straight  … .MSI /q you likely have found that it errors out.  If you check the logs you will see:

Product: Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in — The installation is unable to proceed due to missing dependencies. Please verify you have all the pre-requisites installed on your machine. The installation is unable to proceed due to missing dependencies. Please verify you have all the pre-requisites installed on your machine.

The documentation shows that there are two prerequisites for the Outlook Junk Mail Reporting tool:

  1. Microsoft Office Primary Interop Assemblies from Office 2010 – which you can source directly from Microsoft HERE.
  2. Dot .NET 2.0 (read below)
    and of course you need:
  3. Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in which you can source directly from Microsoft HERE

However, it has thus far been my experience that Microsoft PIA’s are not required and in Windows 10 you get .NET 2 by enabling .NET 3.5 that is built in, but disabled by default.

Soooo, with all that said, if you want to script to perform a silent install of Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in:

  1. Use this script to ENABLE .NET 3.5
    DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All
    .
  2. Use this script to install the Junk Mail Reporting Add-In
    msiexec.exe /i "Junk-Reporting-Add-in-for-Office-2007-16-32bit.msi" ALLUSERS=1 /qn /norestart /log output.log BccEmailAddress="JunkReports@YourDomain.com"
    .

    In that script you will need to adjust the name of the .MSI to match whatever you called it.  The default is “Junk Reporting Add-in for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 (32-bit).msi” but I hate spaces and long names in scripts so I changed it.
    .
    Also the BCCEMAILADDRESS at the end of that script is optional and can be removed.  I want to know when staff a reporting things to MS so I put that BCC as per the tools documentation and it works.
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