Office 2010 Custom Installation Wizard PowerPoint Default File Location
Posted on 2010-11-10
When I configure Office 2010 with Custom Installation Wizard and set the default file location for PowerPoint, it doesn't use the setting. It uses the default location of c:\users... It does use the setting for the rest of the apps, Excel, Word and Access. When I upgrade an Office 2003 machine and tell it to migrate user settings, it uses the migrated setting for PowerPoint.
I'm assuming this is a bug. Is there a patch for this issue, I haven't been able to locate one. If not how does it generate the default file location when a user starts PowerPoint for the first time. I can't find a corresponding key under default user profile, my thinking was to modify the registry entry for PowerPoint default file location with a reg file after the installation is completed.
I realize I could probably change this with a GPO but I don't want to force users to a particular folder, just set a default and allow them to modify is they want too.