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Setup default mail template for all outlook clients via group policy?

Hi experts,

I need to standardize all outlook clients the font style used when compose a new mail or reply a mail, can it be done via group policy?

If not any suggestion to do it centrally? I don't want to go around each pcs and set this up one by one....

My environment is as follow:
Pcs are mainly windows 7 with some windows xp
Outlook are mainly outlook 2003 and some outlook 2010, most are using word as the default editor in outlook while some may use outlook itself. Also most are using HTML while some will use rich text instead

Please help, thanks!
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Ehab SalemIT ManagerCommented:
This is possible via gpo. You need first to upload the office gpo template in your AD server or from where you will run the gp editor.
Depending on your needs you might need to make some customization, but most of the basic features will be covered without customization.
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Ehab SalemIT ManagerCommented:
This is possible via gpo. You need first to upload the office gpo template in your AD server or from where you will run the gp editor.
Depending on your needs you might need to make some customization, but most of the basic features will be covered without customization.
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Ehab SalemIT ManagerCommented:
I assume that your clients are connected to a domain and that they use Outlook to send emails.
You can use a group policy to enforce several settings on outlook:
1- Always send email in plain text format
2- Force a specific Font and template
3- Not allow to use a signature

- You will have to download first the Outlook ADM from:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826170
This tool will allow you to implement items 1 and 3:
- Disable signature and force plain text mail
see also:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/930508/en-us
To implement Stationary enforcement:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924230/en-us
To set a default font that cannot be changed:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924230/en-us
Note: this is for Office 2007 but it works for 2003 with some modifications (change 12.0 to 11.0)

Hope this helps

Check also:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_23899467.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Operating_Systems_Security/Windows/Q_24261012.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_23899467.html
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