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Setting GPO's for O365

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My question is in reference to this blog post regarding a GPO (Group Policy Object):

http://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2012/11/13/how-to-manage-the-opt_2d00_in-or-first-things-first-prompt-when-microsoft-office-2013-applications-are-first-launched.aspx

This GPO was pushed out to my machine and another user's machine for testing. Once the GPO was applied, I installed O365 and rebooted. The other user installed O365 and did not reboot. When I logged in, the GPO suppressed the First thing's First prompt for O365 on my machine, but did not on the other user's machine.

I'm not too familiar with the inner working of GPOs, but since this is just applying registry settings, would it be safe to assume that FTF prompt was not disabled because the O365 install overwrote the other user's GPO settings?

In my case, since I rebooted right after the install, did the GPO re-applied the registry settings essentially disabling the FTF prompt?

I'm trying to understand why there were two different experiences.
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