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Default office 2007 to save as 97-2003 with registry settings for all users

I am looking the registry settings that I can use to change the default save type in Word, Excel, PowerPoint to save as a 97-2003 .doc document in XP and also need one that will change Access save as 2002-2003. I have tried some that change it for the current user but I am looking for one that will work on the local machine instead. I am modifying an workstation image that will go out on over 200 computers and each computer will have multiple users logging into it so the registry changes will have to affect all the user who are login in to the workstation.
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ajwukCommented:
I'm guessing these PCs will be deployed into a domain? If so, you'd be much better off controlling this through group policy using the Office 2007 ADM templates.
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kjcceeAuthor Commented:
We are currently using NetWare and NDS so as of this time no but down the road yes. I would do it with ZenWorks but my hand are tied right now on making those changes and I would like to test some of the boxes now so my only current option is to change the registry.
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ajwukCommented:
Ah, that's a shame.
You'll need to add this registry setting in the default user hive then to apply this for all future user logons (this is where new user profile reg hives are created from).

> HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT

HTH.
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matrixnzCommented:
Actually what you need to do is, Load the Default Users hive and then apply your registry settings, then unload the hive.  If you want to do it via batch script you can do something like:

@ECHO OFF
:: Path to Default Users Profile
SET DFTUSR=C:\Documents and Settings\Default User
:: Build Directory which holds your Reg File
SET SOURCE=C:\BUILD

REG LOAD HKU\DefaultUser "%DFTUSR%\NTUser.dat"
REGEDIT /S %SOURCE%\REG.REG
REG UNLOAD HKU\DefaultUser

Hope that helps.

Cheers
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ajwukCommented:
Apologies, matrixnz is correct. Brain is a bit numb tonight. :)
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matrixnzCommented:
Whoops also forgot

When you exported the HKEY_Current_User Keys into a reg file example

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"="doc"

You need to also copy then modify "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" to read "HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser" (Note no space between Default and User) for example:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"="doc"

[HKEY_USERS\DefaultUser\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"="doc"

Then you can use the script above to import it.

Cheers
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kjcceeAuthor Commented:
Thanks that is exactly what I am looking for. I tried it and even modified it to work with Excel and PowerPoint.
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matrixnzCommented:
Hi kjccee

Thanks for the points, any reason why you only graded B.

Cheers
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