How to set the Default font in Outlook 2003
Posted on 2007-08-10
Outlook 2003 using Office 2003
Al Service Packed right up.
***End Users are NOT allowed to edit the registry***
I may have to convince the powers that be to relax the above as with that relaxed I can get this working, Im asking here as there may be a way Ive not found yet.
Ive got a VBS Script setup and working to over ride everyones Outlook signature and pull the info in from ADUC and pre populate their signature with their data from ADUC so we have a standard signature across the company etc all populated centrally via AD.
However now they require everyones email font to be Verdana size 11.
This is causing me no end of headaches.
Ive looked at all the ADM files in the ORKSP3AT.exe Office resource kit with all the ADM files. Unless my eyes are failing me there isnt actually a policy within any of them ie the Outlk11/office11/word11 that ACTUALLY ALLOWS YOU TO SET THE DEFAULT FONT IN OUTLOOK 2003, They allow you to do plenty of other tweeks etc but not actually force a certain font of your choice.
No problem I thought.
I set the font correctly on 1 PC, exported the correct reg key, checked it worked by running it etc.
This is where my problem lies, as I can get it to work sweet as a nut for users who are allowed to make changes to the reg, ie Ive got a script which runs the reg at logon set in a GPO, however for standard users they cannot run the script as they cannot make changes to the reg, as a policy is set restricting them from making changes to the registry. I want to be able to run this each time they logon so as to make sure the Font is always set to verdana each time they logon incase they have changed it manually.
If anyone knows of a way around this,
a differant angle to approach this from as maybe Im being blinkered here, Id love to here your ideas/suggestions/thoughts.
If not I will have try to convince the powers that be that the only way I can deploy this is via allowing the end users to make changes to the registry permission as it works a treat when they have this.
Maybe theres another angle to hit this from.
Thanks for at least taking the time to read this long winded explanation anyway.