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Outlook Group Policy

Hi I am trying to force all of my users to use the same email stationary.

Is there a way this can be done via group policy or even another way.

Thanks for your help.
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vasanthgnbCommented:
You have options for settings the below stationery settings

1) Use the font specified in stationery.
2) Use users' font on replies and forwards.
3) Always use users' fonts.

For applying this you will have to download the Office resource kit which has the Outlook group policy templates.
Visit http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/five/ch18/MntA04.htm for more info on group policy for Outlook.

You will have to go under Tools | Options --> Mail Format --> Stationery and Fonts in the GPO templete to configure the settings.

Regards,
Vasanth.
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delboytriggerAuthor Commented:
Thanks as I have a mix of Outlook 2003 and 2000 will I need to download a differenct resource kit or can it all be done from the 2003 one?
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vasanthgnbCommented:
Yes you will have to download the resource kit for both Ol2K3 and OL2k and configure the settings on templates separately.

Regards,
Vasanth.
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delboytriggerAuthor Commented:
Hi looking at these settings it looks like all you can change is what font is actually used.

I have created my own stationery file which I want every user to use, is there another way I can implement this?

Thanks
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vasanthgnbCommented:
You can try the below steps.

1) Deploy the stationery file in c:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Stationery
2) Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\MailSettings and create a "Expandale String Value" key by name "NewStationery".
3) Enter the name of the stationery file as value for that key.
4) Re-boot the PC and see if you have got the settings.

Regards,
Vasanth.
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vasanthgnbCommented:
This works for Outlook 2003. For Outlook 2000 I am not sure whether changing the 11.0 to 9.0 will work or not. You can give that a try as well.
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SembeeCommented:
You do realise that using stationary will dramatically increase the chances of your email messages being flagged as spam?
Plus it looks horrible on anything other than Outlook, and may cause some people to just ignore your messages.

Simon.
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