Work Group Templates change in Word via Group Policy

Posted on 2007-07-22
Last Modified: 2008-06-04
We are on a W2K3 domain with Office 2003 / Office 2002 on the desktop.   We are wanting to change the default file location for templates in MS Word (tools >> options >> File locations tab >> workgroup templates) to a location on the network so that the latest corpoate templates can be hosted.

Updates on this domain are done via GPUPDATE.  

Can anyone advise of the steps needed to initiate a change in the default workgroup templates via group policy please?
Question by:FreeSpiritF1
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    You can just import Microsoft's policy templates for Office; this will not only let you set all default paths in a GPO, but lots of other Office settings as well.
    Download here:
    And check here for details:
    Office 2003 Policy Template Files and Deployment Planning Tools

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