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No "Signature" policy in outlook 2003 GP

I want to configure a GP to set Signatures in Outlook to 'None' . It can be found in Outlook under Tools > Options > Mail Format > 'Signature for new messages' or 'Signature for replies and forwards'.

I installed the Office 2003 Adminisrative Templates on my Server but under

Microsft Office Outlook 2003 > Tools | Options > Mail Format

there only exists the following:

Message Format
Internet Formatting
International Options
Stationary and Formats

I understand from everything I've read on news groups that there should be a 'Disable Signature for new messages' and 'Disable Signature for replies and forwards'. Where are they?

Can anyone help?
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jkolenda
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Netman66Commented:
I have a Signature folder as well as the 4 you posted above.

It's under User Configuration that you're looking - correct?

Maybe you have some outdated ADMs?

Are these the one's you downloaded?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ba8bc720-edc2-479b-b115-5abb70b3f490&DisplayLang=en

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
for the record, the latest office ADM's don't seem to have that signature option in them, i just downloaded and installed then and got the same 4 options as you do
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Netman66Commented:
Interesting...

Let me look for mine - perhaps I could send them.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
i am just surprised that they have gone walkabout! its not even a filtering issue that i can see either, they just kinda waddled off into the mist.....
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Netman66Commented:
Try creating a new GPO - do you see it there now?

I found my ADM - let me know if you want it.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
forgive me, as this isnt my question, but NM, would you mind sending that ADM to me please?
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Netman66Commented:
On the way.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Thanks, just applied them then and it suddenly appeard

jkolenda,

looks like netman66 was right, the latest ADM's are already outdated :)
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Netman66Commented:
What was the file date differences?

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
outlk11 latest that doesnt work - 20.02.2006

outlk11 that you sent that does work - 13.08.2004
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Netman66Commented:
It looks like mine are Office 2003 SP1 templates (formerly Office-2003-SP1-ADMs-OPAs-and-Explain-Text.exe).

You can download and extract the Outlook Resource Kit, then open the CAB and extract the Outlk11.ADM_1033 file and rename it to simply remove the _1033.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/e/d/0eda9ae6-f5c9-44be-98c7-ccc3016a296a/ork.exe

It's older than mine and the latest version, but it has the Signature settings in it.  You might want to copy the relevant sections out of this one and paste them in the newer SP2 templates.  I'm sure there are more settings in the SP2 templates so you can have the best of both worlds.

It's boggling that MS still puts out the Office Resource Kit with old templates - and yet has the forsight to remove and replace the SP1 templates as a standalone download.  Unbelievable....

NM
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Netman66Commented:
This explains it:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=898076

Apparently, it doesn't work as expected so they likely removed it from the SP2 template.

I'm still trying to get an official answer.

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jkolendaAuthor Commented:
Hi. thanks for the reponses. Netman66 can you please send the 2004 version of the outl11.

Thanks in advance.
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Netman66Commented:
Sure thing.  I'll send them all, you can take what you want.

Ummm....since I cannot yet use "The Force", would you be so kind as to tell me where?  :o)



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Jay_Jay70Commented:
few things explained...... keep trying, the force will come to those with patience........weak is the mind of the impatient net-walker!....  :-P
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Netman66Commented:
Confused, I am, but hurts does the head.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
lol, in time, the pain, you will learn to embrace.....to be one, with ms, is to be one, with pain......  

oh man we have gone well down the lines of Nerd-ism today.....
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jkolendaAuthor Commented:
:) please email kolenda@gmail.com
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Netman66Commented:
In Cyberspace, they fly, so Inbox watch you should.

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Netman66Commented:
Sounds kinda like YODA-ling!  

Haha...I crack myself up sometimes...!  :o))
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
haha oh dear! now we swiftly fall! Yoda-ling....oh dear...bad times! lol!
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jkolendaAuthor Commented:
That worked....I guess for whatever reason it was removed oput of the latest version.
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Netman66Commented:
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.......

Since when does Netman66 and Jay_Jay look the same?

:o)

How about fixing that?

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
whats going on here! wrong answer my friend....

you need to post in community support and ask for the answer to be changed and the points awarded to netman, not me!
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Netman66Commented:
Hehe...I guess the Yoda stuff got him a little excited!

It's late - I'm bagged.

See you in the trenches tomorrow - Jay.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
yup, will no doubt be here in the mud.......Take it easy NM
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jkolendaAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I'll fix that shortly.
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Netman66Commented:
No worries!

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