Office 2010 settings

I'm going to be de;ploying a lot of PC's in my office and I want them to all have similar settings even after I sysprep. Basically, I want to have Outlook start up on the any user with predefined settings as to save me from having to do them all individually. Is there a best way to do this? Is there an MS tool or GPO or can you recommend how this can be done?

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Neil RussellConnect With a Mentor Technical Development LeadCommented:
You need to use the Office Customization Tool from Microsoft to design your outlook deployment package BEFORE you install it. This will allow you a great deal of customization.
You then need to download the Office 2010 Group Policy ADM files and use Group Policy to fine tune.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=64b837b6-0aa0-4c07-bc34-bec3990a7956&displaylang=en
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vdmsAuthor Commented:
You mean OCT to design before I install Office on the machine?
Is it very complicated or pretty straightforward?

THx
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Yes before you install office. Its menu driven and easy to follow.
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vdmsAuthor Commented:
I feel a bit stupid but I don't see the OCT tool.
Is it command line executable? Also, it only included on Enterprise editions. These boxes are licenced individually.
Can I still do this? Thank you.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Details of running OCT are included in the first link I sent you.
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vdmsAuthor Commented:
Got it. Also, I read that Exchangeserver actually saves that data. I'm gonna test that but can you confirm that also? There are new settings but mostly the same.
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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