Script to configure local outlook administrative template policies

Posted on 2012-08-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-19
I have a client where we just installed and configured the Office 2010 administrative templates to push out policies that configure auto-archive in outlook 2010.
Everything works great for domain computers, but they also have a number of computers in the field that are not joined to their domain.
Since they connect via VPN to the network I was thinking I could setup User Profile based scripts to push out the Admin templates to their Local Group Policy from a network share. Has anyone ever set this up before, and what’s the best method to do this?
Question by:rgjutro
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    Accepted Solution

    You can create script adding registry values related to the domain group policy.

    Export registry setting from existing policy, logon to any domain computer and open regedit the policy settings can be found at
    hkcu\software\policies\microsoft\office\14.0\outlook\preferences export the file and replace
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\14.0\outlook\preferences] with
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\office\14.0\outlook\preferences] import registry settings
    or create batch file with each registry setting
    e.g. for each setting run reg add command
    reg add hkcu\software\microsoft\office\14.0\outlook\preferences /v arciveold /t regdword /d valueofthekey

    The first option you can just put the file on share and ask user's to double click it to import or create batch file for second option and execute from the share
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    Adding: he would not even have to change the path.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Perfect, thank you. Exactly what I was looking for.

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