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Hi, Ned here again. The Microsoft Office 2007 product group has released a terrific new whitepaper that covers the ins and outs of deploying Group Policy settings for Office 2007, and they asked that we share the love with you here from AskDS.
The whitepaper covers (in 187 exhaustive pages) recommendations and how-to info for Planning, Deployment, Operations, and a complete technical reference. This guide is actually a subset of the even more massive 2007 Office Resource Kit.
You can download the Group Policy for Office 2007 guide from here.
And while this is linked in the document, there's also a complete set of ADM, ADMX, and ADML group policy templates available.
You can download the ADM/ADMX/ADML templates from here.
Finally, you may also want to grab the 2007 Office Security Guide. This whitepaper covers the aspects of security that are often overlooked - document security once it leaves your safe and secure file servers. Confidentiality, integrity, and availability are the watchwords here. It has a number of tie-ins to Group Policy as well.
You can download the Office 2007 Security Guide from here.
Keep in mind that these templates and Office Group Policy are supported by the Office teams. In Directory Services, we support you getting the policies onto your users and machines - it's up to the component affected to have it actually work as expected. But I figured if you read this blog, you probably care about GP. :-)
If you want to get more info on the Office suite and stay in the MS blog-o-sphere, check out:
http://blogs.technet.com/office_resource_kit/ http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/ http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/ http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/ http://blogs.msdn.com/access/ http://blogs.msdn.com/officedevdocs/ http://blogs.msdn.com/officerocker/
Dang, that's a lot of links. Nice work, Office folks.
- Ned Pyle
Earlier, we told you about the new Group Policy admin templates available for download . Many thanks