AD Group Policy - GPO - Applying Outlook 2003 settings without locking down so users can still change
Posted on 2007-11-14
I have been playing with AD Group Policy settings for Outlook 2003 and have managed to create settings and apply OK to the Outlook client. The issue I have is that when I create a setting in GP it sets it and locks the setting so that it cant be changed by the user. Is there a way to change and apply the setting via Group Policy but still allow the user to change it if they want?
For example: I can set GPO to amend the tracking options on Outlook to the standard settings we want but it then grey's out the option so that the user cant then change it. We would like to be able to change the default setting but then allow the user to change the setting if they want.
I assume that Im not the 1st person to hit this and GPO may not be the way forward - any guidance woudl be appreciated.
PS - my concerns are Outlook 2003 specific connecting to Exchange 2003