Microsoft Office 2013 shows the following screens when an application is launched for the first time:
Both the Office Customization Tool (OCT) and Group Policy Management Editor provide a way to disable these First Run screens
Office Customization Tool (OCT)
Note: The OCT can only be used with Windows Installer based source files for Microsoft Office 2013.
STEP ONE: Using the OCT (setup.exe /admin), go to the Features section and select Modify user settings | Microsoft Office 2013 | First Run | Disable First Run Movie
STEP TWO: Set the Disable First Run Movie to Enabled
STEP THREE:Select the Disable First Run on application boot and set it to Enabled as well
STEP FOUR: Save the resulting MSP file and use it as part of the Microsoft Office 2013 deployment
Group Policy Management Editor
STEP ONE: If you have not already, download the Office 2013 Administrative Template files. These can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35554
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.
STEP THREE: Using the Group Policy Management Editor go to User Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates: Policy definitions | Microsoft Office 2013 | First Run
STEP FOUR: Set the Disable First Run Movie to Enabled and the Disable Office First Run on application boot to Enabled
Note: If you would like to manage the Opt-in or First things first prompt, please see my other blog post.
I can't find the "first run" item under "Modify user settings | Microsoft Office 2013". The last item under "Modify user settings | Microsoft Office 2013" is the "Telemetry Dashboard".
I'm on Office ProPlus 2013 Simplified Chinese with Windows 8.
I just downloaded the released build of Office 2013 ProPlus in Chinese Simplified from the Volume Licensing Service Center and ran the Setup.exe /admin and confirmed that it has the First Run option after Telemetry Dashboard. Please download the version
www.microsoft.com/.../home.aspx and try again.
Your link to the other blog post on managing the "opt-in" or "first things first" prompt is broken.
For any others who need that: blogs.technet.com/.../how-to-manage-the-opt_2d00_in-or-first-things-first-prompt-when-microsoft-office-2013-applications-are-first-launched.aspx
Thanks Cory. The link has been updated.
good stuff, thanks for making this simple and easy to follow.
many many thanks. you've helped me.
Great help--many thanks!