Microsoft has released updated Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool for the 2007 Office system. You can download the updates from the Microsoft Download Center: 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144523).

The download includes:

·         Updated Group Policy Administrative Template files

·         ADMX and ADML versions of the Administrative Template files

·         Office Customization Tool OPA files

·         \Admin folder with an updated Office Customization Tool

·         A workbook (Office2007GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls) that provides information about the 2007 Office system Group Policy settings and OPA settings

Note: This update assumes that you have updated your 2007 Office System applications with the 2007 Office System Service Pack 2 (SP2). To download SP2, see 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144524). For information about product-specific changes in SP2, see Knowledge Base Article 953195 (http://www.support.microsoft.com/kb/953195). To learn about the technical details about the Office 2007 System client service packs, see Knowledge Base article 970357 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970357).

You can use the ADM files on computers running any Windows operating system on which Group Policy is supported, and you can use the ADMX and language-specific ADML files on computers running at least Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

Note: An updated Excel workbook (Office2007GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls) listing the policy settings and Office Customization Tool OPA settings was published on 08-06-2009. For more information, see Group Policy and OCT settings reference for the 2007 Office system (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee373828.aspx).

References

For more information about this download, see 2007 Office system Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool updates (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=149867).

For information about new policy settings for OpenDocument Format and Open XML Formats in the 2007 Office system, see Group Policy and Office Customization Tool settings that address OpenDocument Format and Open XML Formats in the 2007 Office system (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723552.aspx).

For more information about ADMX and ADML files, see Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide on the Microsoft TechNet Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=75124).

For information about using Group Policy for the 2007 Office system, see Enforce settings by using Group Policy in the 2007 Office system article on the Microsoft TechNet Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93158).

For information about using the OCT, see Office Customization Tool in the 2007 Office system on the Microsoft TechNet Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93159).