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Help with Office Group Policy Settings

I've setup the Office 2003 add ins for a Windows Server 2003 Group Policy.
However, while I found most settings, there are some I can't find.
I've given how these options would be found in Office itself. If there is a list somewhere that makes the options easy to find, that will do.

The Options I can't find:
WORD
Tools\Options\File Locations - Workgroup Templates =V:\Templates
Format\Font - Default =Arial 11
Tools\Options\User Information = User Name and Initials

OUTLOOK
Tools\Options\Spelling\language = UK
Tools\Options\Mail Format - Signature on forward/replies
Tools\Options\Other\Advanced - No warning when emptying the Deleted Folder on exit

ACCESS
Tools\Startup - Display Database Window = No

Btw, is there anyway to print off the settings I now have?

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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
The adm pack for Office comes with a spreadsheet of all the settings.

To print off the ones you currently have just open the policy in GPMC and click the settings tab.  RC in the whitespace and select print
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
If you didn't get the adm pack from MS or don't have the spreadsheet you can download here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=BA8BC720-EDC2-479B-B115-5ABB70B3F490&displaylang=en
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jdhackettAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I had downloaded the adm pack, didn't realise the excel sheet was in there.
However, I still can't find any of the options I have listed above. Did a search for font, but only draft font or webfont seems to be the only option.
If the options are not in that sheet, does it mean that these options cannot be set through Group Policy?

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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
If they are not on the sheet they cannot be set using the MS ADM templates.  You could create a custom adm and import it to set these settings, however, they will be set as prefrences and will not reverse by just deleteing the policy...the policy has to be reversed to turn them off.

You will also have to figure out where these settings are stored in the registry to create the custom ADM.  Here is a link to a tool that will create the template for you.  All you have to do is point it to the registry key that holds the setting you want.

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/13885.html
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jdhackettAuthor Commented:
I should have known it wouln't be easy! :)
Ok, I'll have a look at that tool and get back to you.
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
The hardest part is finding the registry key where the setting is stored.  Once you get that figured out the rest is pretty easy
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