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group policy IE8 and Outlook 2007 questions

I am deploying a number of windows 7 workstations in an office and there are a few things that I'm trying to disable but still haven't found the solution to disable them. Here is my list;
1. when the user first opens Outlook 2007, there are 3 questions that are asked which I don't want them to see. I'm sure there is a way to disable them but I haven't found it yet.
a. Privacy Options ā€“ search Microsoft office online for help content when Iā€™m connected to the internet
b. Sign up for Microsoft Update ā€“ download and install updates from Microsoft update when available
c. RSS feeds subscription

Last thing on my list to disable; when the user first opens IE8, there are two toolbars that automatically shows up and I want to have them disabled. AVG and PDFCreator (sourceforge).

So, some background, for the Windows 7 installation, I am following the documentation from Windows 7 AIK and I've used the IEAK for IE8 to configure the settings.
I also have the Office 2007 ADM templates downloaded and installed.
With these programs, I believe my answers are in all of this. I just haven't found them yet.

Thanks in advance for the help

1 Solution

a. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178978.aspx - This link talks about disabling the Privacy Options within Office 2007 using GPO

b. The above link also explains how to disable the Microsoft Update settings

c. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179173.aspx - This link talks about disabling the RSS Integration

You may struggle with your final questions regarding the toolbars.  You maybe able to find the registry settings for the two programs in question and create a custom ADM template to hide or disable them.

This EE link also gives a couple of examples - http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23502495.html


johnbowdenAuthor Commented:
ok sounds good, my files updated. One thing, is there an IE8 adm group policy that I can install on the server to customize some of the settings?
I did find some files that look like they should be the ones but just to be sure, this is the directory they are in on my local pc.

C:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\policies\WIN32_XP\EN

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