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LoginScript that changes \HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\

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I need to make this change to everyones KHCU.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Security]
"CheckAdminSettings"=dword:00000001

So that their Outlook looks for the template in Public Folders, so that we can change the security settings.

Currently I'm asking them to log out, then I do a remote manange, add them to the admin group, they log in and run the reg key. Then they log out, and then I remote them from the admin group before they log in again. I've only done a few this way, since it was critical that their Outlook security settings was lowered.

I have read something about how you can do these things via Group Policy, but I can't seem to get that to work.
And the users just get a Access Denied to the registry when they try to add the reg key themselves without having
admin rights.

I thought about using the "run-as" feature, but I don't want to post any passwords in any login script files.

I started to look at making custom policy files, which might be the solution.

If anyone has any idea to what I can do here, that would be great.

-Petter
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I thought that one downloaded with a Policy Template to allow you to enable it in GPO. Still, if not this one will handle it for you - Just save it as Office.adm (or something similar):

CLASS USER

    CATEGORY "Microsoft Office"

        POLICY "Use Security Settings from the Exchange Server"

            KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Security"

            VALUENAME "CheckAdminSettings"
            VALUEON NUMERIC 1
            VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0

        END POLICY

    END CATEGORY
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