Group Policy - ADM files

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?

Thanks
Catriona
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byrcaAuthor Commented:
Mucho Gracias
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Netman66Commented:
You're welcome!

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byrcaAuthor Commented:
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?  

Cheers
Catriona
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Catriona,

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

Office 2000 Resouce Kit - http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2000/appndx/toolbox.htm#readme
(About 2/3rds down the page - Office Resource Kit core tool set)

Office XP Resource Kit - http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/appndx/appc00.htm
(About half way down the page)

Office 2003 Resouce Kit - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4bb7cb10-a6e5-4334-8925-3bcf308cfbaf&DisplayLang=en

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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Netman66Commented:
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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