Microsoft has released Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) for Office 2010. You can download the files from the Microsoft Download Center: Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189316).

Along with the Administrative Template and OCT files, the download includes an Excel workbook, Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls, which provides information about the Group Policy and OCT settings.

The download also includes Release Notes (Office2010AdministrativeTemplateFilesDownload_ReleaseNotes.doc) which provide information about settings that differ from the policy settings listed in the Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls Excel reference that is included with the download package for Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool. This is due to code updates that were made after the policy settings reference was created.

For more information about this download, see Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=190598). For information about the new and removed Group Policy settings and Office Customization Tool (OCT) settings for Office 2010, see Group Policy settings reference for Microsoft Office 2010 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189156).

For information about configuring Group Policy settings, see  Enforce settings by using Group Policy in Office 2010 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179081(office.14).aspx).

For information about configuring user settings with the OCT, see Office Customization Tool in Office 2010 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097(office.14).aspx) and Configure user settings for Office 2010 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178990(office.14).aspx).