Group Policy - ADM files

Posted on 2004-11-30
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi everyone!

I will be upgrading our site from NT4 to 2003 in the new year and I want to create a group policy object which includes (amongst other things) Oulook configurations.    Is there an outlook .adm f ile that I can add to GPO that will give me a template in which to configure users outlook settings through policy?

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    Mucho Gracias
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    You're welcome!


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    Hello again

    Ive just had a read of this article and it doesnt quite answer what I want....I want to create a group policy at the server level (2003) and issue it to all users in my domain.  GPMC comes with its default .ADM files but not with Outlook - do I need to install a resource kit to get this additional outlook ADM file?  

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    First thing you need is the Office Resource Kit. There is a version for each version of Office:

    Office 2000 Resouce Kit -
    (About 2/3rds down the page - Office Resource Kit core tool set)

    Office XP Resource Kit -
    (About half way down the page)

    Office 2003 Resouce Kit -

    Once installed you can find the administrative templates in %systemroot%\inf.

    Using the Add / Remove Templates option when editing a policy will allow you to import one of them in. Saving the policy will load a version of the adm onto the server as part of the policy itself.

    Hope that all makes sense.
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    Yes, install the Resource Kit for the correct version of Office you have - I just read the article and it isn't very clear on this.

    The procedure for adding the templates is the same.


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