Auto populate the Outlook Signature

Does anyone know of a way to auto populate users' Outlook signatures?  I do not know of any GPO settings in AD, but I am guessing you could script it or maybe MS has some kit that might help. If you have any ideas let me know. I am looking to see if I can put a standard disclaimer in there as a way to stamp mail.

Oh.. and yes I know there are a million Exchange compatible products out there that do just that, but that is not what I am asking. I am looking for a way to insert a disclaimer that does not entail the purchase of more software. I am using a SPAM device currently which, but it it not the best solution. Thanks.
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David LeeCommented:
Hi pearlvision,

Signatures go in a particular folder and the currently selected signature is a setting in the registry.  If you're comfortable with VB Script, or know someone who is, then you could easily write a script that'd make the necessary settings changes.  You then need to use WMI or a utility like PSEXEC to run the script on each PC, or you could add it to a login script if you use those.  The problem with this approach is that the users can change the signature or turn it off any time they feel like.  It's just not a good solution for adding a standard disclaimer because it's so easily defeated.  It's really only slightly better than just telling the staff to use a specific disclaimer.  The only way to ensure that a disclaimer is applied consistently is to use a server based product, which you've already said you don't want to do.  I can provide the location of the folder and the registry keys if you want to go that route.


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pearlvisionAuthor Commented:
I agree about the server side software and will use you answer to try and get mgmt to buy in. Please go ahead and provide the info just in case.
David LeeCommented:
Signatures go here

    C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures

The registry keys that store the currently selected signature are

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook\9375CFF

I'm not sure if 9375CFF is constant or changes from person to person or computer to computer.  The values are New Signature and Reply-Forward Signature
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