Solved

Help with Office Group Policy Settings

Posted on 2007-12-03
6
550 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
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?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jdhackett
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
mcsween earned 500 total points
ID: 20397335
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
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:mcsween
ID: 20397345
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jdhackett
ID: 20403238
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?

Thanks
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:mcsween
ID: 20403272
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jdhackett
ID: 20403470
I should have known it wouln't be easy! :)
Ok, I'll have a look at that tool and get back to you.
Thanks
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:mcsween
ID: 20403722
The hardest part is finding the registry key where the setting is stored.  Once you get that figured out the rest is pretty easy
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Microsoft Office Picture Manager was included in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, but not in Office 2013. Users had hopes that it would be in Office 2016/Office 365, but it is not. Fortunately, the same zero-cost technique that works to install it with …
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question