.adm templates for Office

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by aja44, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. aja44

    aja44 Guest

    I would like to install and begin working with GPO's for Office2003 and
    Office2007. I downloaded the ORKSP3AT.exe from Microsoft and followed the
    directions off the site. I followed the instructions from the site and
    created the folder path in Program Files and moved the .adm files to the
    system32 and did not find any additional options for Office2003 in GPO. Did
    I miss something? Is there an easy to follow set of instructions for
    expanding the GPO's to include Office? Is there a .adm that controls Windows
    Picture and Fax so I can disable to context to set picture as a background?

    aja44, Apr 6, 2008
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    You copied the .adm files to the \system32 folder. Good. Did you also add
    them in a GPO? If not, you have to right-click, add template, and browse for
    the file. If you have already done so, then there is another issue going on
    and will need more info, such as if there are any Event log errors.

    Not sure about Windows Pictures and Fax, but if you want to set a company
    wide default background that users cannot change, there are GPO settings
    that already exist by default for that.


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    MVP Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Apr 7, 2008
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  3. aja44

    aja44 Guest

    Thanks Ace,

    I did not add them to the GPO. I assumed once they were copied to the
    System32 folder and created a new GPO they would be listed. There are .adm
    files for each program for Office, do you need to add each of them? Are they
    user or computer GPO settings?

    I have done a background via GPO in the past and yes, it works great. Once
    the user hits Ctrl+Alt+Del it shows the computer desktop. Can you possibly
    tell me the locations of the GPO settings that would not allow a user to
    right click and set a picture as a desktop or background? Maybe I am missing
    something, but no matter what I have tried, the context of IE or Pic and Fax
    has the option to set as background and it always changes. Even when I have
    set not to save changes in Active Desktop, it keeps them.

    Thanks again in advance for your help.
    aja44, Apr 8, 2008
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    Outlook and the other office adm's are a user settings for user profiles.
    They wouldn't be machine based settings. They affect the user profiles.
    I don't have a GPMC in front of me, but look in the User section. Going by
    memory, I believe it is under User\Admin templ\Control Panel\Display -
    prevent changing desktop or wallpaper or something like that. There are
    about a dozen items in there to control the background and screensaver.
    No problem. Take a look at these for a complete list of settings:

    Group Policy Settings Reference

    Group Policy Settings Reference Windows Vista

    Ace Fekay [MVP], Apr 9, 2008
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