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Group Policy: Junk Mail Folder

Hi all,

I am going to setup a Group Policy object called "Junk Mail Folder" using Office 2010 and Office 2013 template. however, I am not sure which GP settings I need to enable or disable. Could you please give me some ideas?
Thanks,
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dongocdung
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rhandelsCommented:
What is it that you would like to achieve with this? Do you want to configure Junk e-mail settings? Also, you need to import both the 2010 and 2013 ADM(x) files, otherwise these settings can't be applied.

So please a bit more info..
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
i created a GPO using template 2010 already. I am going to create another one using template 2013 because some users have office 2010 and the others have office 2013. In 2010, I imported the ADMx already. When I open this GPO, there are a lot of settings but I don't know which one I need to enable or disable.
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Tim EdwardsIT Team Lead - Unified Communications & CollaborationCommented:
What are you actually trying to achieve with this group policy? Most things can be setup in your exchange policies
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rhandelsCommented:
The policy you need to apply is Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates -->Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013 --> Outlook Options --> Preferences --> Junk Email.

All settings are within that policy. And it is up to you to decide if  you would like to setup the policy per machine (and maybe differ in settings permachine) or set it up on Exchange. My preference would be machine policies but that's just my 2 cents.
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
i could import the ADMX 2010 but when I tried to import the ADMX 2013 from GPO . I did not see any files only folders.
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rhandelsCommented:
You need to donwload the office 2013 ADMX file and then either import it to the specific policy you are trying to use or place it in the folder \\domainname\sysvol\domainname\Policies\PolicyDefinitions. If you place it here (only admx files that is) you will see the 2013 option on all of your policies.
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
i downloaded 2013 ADMX already. However, when I tried to import and browse to that 2013 ADMX folder, I only saw the folders and I did not see the outlook file that I need to import to.

I saw those office 2013 file when I open that folder in Windows Explore.
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compdigit44Commented:
"I saw those office 2013 file when I open that folder in Windows Explore.."

So you were able to view the files??? I am confused by your last post?

This is the Office 2013 ADMX files download you downloaded correct?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35554
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rhandelsCommented:
You actually need to place the admx file (see compdigit's link) and place into the directory i mentioned manually. Then, if you open GPMC you will also see the Office 2013 options in all of your GPO's. So no importing, just plain old cut and paste.
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
rhandels
I don't see that path in the server
\\domainname\sysvol\domainname\Policies\PolicyDefinitions.

Thanks,
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rhandelsCommented:
You do have a domain, right?? This is your SYSVOL domain directory that holds all policy definitions and login script. Off course you do need to replace the domainname info with your own internal domain name. Any Windows domain needs to have a sysvol (and netlogon for that matter) folder.
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
I found this location but I did not see the PolicyDifinition folder. please take a look at the screenshot.

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rhandelsCommented:
What domain functional level do you have?? And do you see admx files in the desktop Authority folder??
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
It is Server 2008 R2. i don't see admx file in the deskto authority folder.
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rhandelsCommented:
Strange.. This isn't what i'd expected.. Normally there should be a policydefinitions folder there that holds all admx files. As there isn;t one you could try to find the GUID for the policy that you are using and add the adm file there. Folder would {GUID}\adm.

Still i don;t see why that folder isn't there.
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rhandelsCommented:
Aah, here goes.. Look at this link to copy the files over to your domain and then you should be good to go..

http://mikefrobbins.com/2011/12/22/oh-where-oh-where-have-my-group-policy-options-gone/
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
I copied the “C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions” to \\domainname\sysvol\domainname\Policies\PolicyDefinitions. Then, I copied the outlook admx file into this location and got the error message

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rhandelsCommented:
You do have correct permissions right? I must be honest i have no idea why this error is popping up. Could it be the folder still needs to be replicated??
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
yes, I have permission. I wait for another hour for the replication and try again. Thanks,
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dongocdungAuthor Commented:
I copied the ADML files to a corresponding subfolder of "PolicyDefinitions" and placed outlook ADML file in a subfolder "en-us". Now, I can see the Junk E-Mail setting for Outlook 2013.
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