Keepnet Labs outlook add-in setup

Keepnet Labs Outlook plugin is available in two versions, 32 bit and 64 bit. Both versions support unattended installation.

It is compatible with below version of Outlook

To run phishing reporter add-in, make sure you have all pre-requisites of Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime.



  • Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • .Net 3.5 or later version
  • Installation rights user

Local Installation

You can install the .msi package created in the Customisation section by double-clicking your mouse on the computer that meets the installation requirements.

After installation, it appears in the program manager as follows, you can find the installed version information here.

Phishing Reporter- Screen of the add-in installed in the control panel

The following methods can be used to set up with Group Policy over Active Directory. Depending on the version of the domain controller, the steps may differ. In this article, a description has been made on a DC with Windows 2012 R2 operating system. If you would like to follow the video description, you can follow it on YouTube by clicking here.

Firstly, the executable file (.msi extension) must be shared. Below is the shared folder that contains this file.

Phishing Reporter — Sharing authority edit screen

The installation of the folder attachment containing the relevant file is shared with the desired group. In this example, the folder is shared with Everyone. It is recommended that this file be shared only with the ‘Read’ authority so that it will not cause any security weaknesses (such as escalation).

Phishing Reporter- Sharing authorization screen

Open the Server Manager, click on Tools on the right side of the screen, then open the Group Policy Management Console.

Phishing Reporter — Group policy manager access window

Then a Group Policy Object (GPO) is created on the domain.

Phishing Reporter- Group policy creation screen

Below is the Group Policy Object created with the name Keepnet Labs.

Phishing Reporter- GPO name identification

Then the group policy is edited and the corresponding executable file is added as a new package. Below is the corresponding screenshot.

Phishing Reporter- Screen where MSI package is selected

Then you are asked how you want to distribute this file. The ‘Assigned’ option is selected. With this option, a computer in domain will apply this policy on its first startup and will install the Keepnet Labs. Outlook add-in.

Deployment Method

Then the new policy is applied to the systems with the ‘gpupdate’ command. If this policy is applied, computers may need to be restarted. In this case, restarted computers will have Keepnet Labs Outlook add-in installed.

Implementation of the Gpupdate : force command — Phishing Reporter

The following plug-in has been installed in the Outlook application. With the help of this add-on, employees can easily send emails about suspicious employees.

Phishing Reporter — A thank you message appears when a user reports a suspicious email

Keepnet is an anti phishing solution and cybersecurity awareness training platform