Disable Msoutlook "First Thing First" message

Posted on 2014-07-26
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Last Modified: 2014-07-28
I would like to disable the message popup "first thing first" when opening up MS Outlook 2013.
I wonder if there is a setting in Group policy that can disable the popup.

Thank you
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yes, there are two method through which can disable the "First Thing First" message in MS-Outlook.

1.) By Using OCT (Office Customization Tool)
2.) By Group Policy


The above blog given entire solution which are you looking for. But I think using OCT will  be more easier way to disable this function.

Just go to the Features section and select Modify user settings:
Microsoft Office 2013 >> Privacy >> Trust Center

In the Trust Center option, enable the first and disable the rest ones and you will fix it the issue.

Hope it will work!!!!

Clark Kent

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Sorry I forgot to include the snapshot

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Thanks for sharing the image but I found that I have already shared the possible solution in the above reply.

So again read it
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*** Well does OCT come with Microsoft office or a free tool to download ?
Then after you get the O.CT and install it, you will run it on the computer where MS office is installed then do the customization and save the MSP file in the Updates folder, then go around each user computer and install MSoffice.

*** For the Group policy option, I do not understand this step:
STEP TWO: Copy the ADMX files to %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions and the ADML files to the language specific folder (such as en-us) under %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions.

To my knowledge Group policy is set on the Domain Controller.
 So will ADMX files be copied to %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions onthe Domain Controller ,and also ADML Files will be copied to the language specific folder (such as en-us) under %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions. on the Domain Controller.?
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Yes dear, Group Policy is set on the domain Controller but if you are dealing with OCT then you have to go with manual ways as you said.

and this article will be more helpful to understand more about OCT and GPO for Outlook Office: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178992(v=office.15).aspx
Feel free to response back for further assistance!!!!

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