Disabling Add-Ins

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Disable MOS/GMetrix Add-ins

Currently, the GMetrix SMS requires that all MOS add-ins be disabled to function properly.Some add-ins that either come preinstalled with Office or that have been installed on the computer can cause trouble with the GMetrix test. If you are having problems with templates loading properly, consider disabling add-ins.

How To Disable Add-ins:

  • Open the Microsoft application you are having trouble with.
  • Click File.
  • Select Options.
  • Select Add-ins.
  • At the bottom, you will see Manage: COM add-ins. Click Go.
  • Uncheck all the add-ins there.
  • Click OK.

After doing this, restart GMetrix. If there was an add-in interfering with the software, it will work properly now. Add-ins generally affect PowerPoint and Outlook most frequently.

SharePoint 2010

If you are testing for SharePoint 2010 there is a required add-in needed. You will also need to be running GMetrix v4.5.

If you already have GMetrix installed on the system, uninstall GMetrix through Programs and Features in the Control Panel. Then before reinstalling locate the leftover GMetrix folders and delete them from the following locations in your file manager:

  1. C:\ProgramData (shortcut is %programdata%)
  2. C:\Program Files (x86)
  3. C:\Users\YOURUSER\AppData\Roaming (shortcut is %appdata%)

Then download the SMS installer required (4.5) here:


It also requires a SharePoint add-in activated in your Office install. The Add-in download is here:


Using version 4.5 of the software with this add-in enabled should allow you to test Share Point 2010.