Can I manage multiple versions of office/outlook with GPO using multiple ADM templates?
Posted on 2009-05-08
My office has users with both Office 2003 and Office 2007 (on XP, 2003, and Vista). I have a need to set some settings in Outlook and planned to use the Outlk.adm template file, however there are multiple versions of this file (one for each version of outlook).
I know most outlook settings are in version specific registry keys, so I'm betting I'm going to have to apply both ADM templates to cover my entire installation base.
Is this possible? Am I going to have to run multiple GPOs (one for each adm?). Can I apply both ADMs to everyone (regardless of version in hopes they get the settings they need) or will that cause issues?
What about the fact that Vista uses .admx files? Am I going to have to account for that with another GPO/ADMx collaboration?
I can't seem to find many posts regarding this issue so maybe it's either just not an issue, or we're silly for allowing both versions in our office/windows vs. using a single standard.