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Outlook GPO

    Question

  • Our company uses OUtlook 2007 only. I have a GPO that controls Outlook.

    We are now adding Outlook 2013 and I will be creating the GPO to control that version. If both policies are on the same OU, will the 2013 policies have any affect on Outlook 2007 and vice-versa?

    Thanks

    I realize this is a policy question, but someone here has probably dealt with this.


    MJK

    Friday, September 27, 2013 1:37 PM

Answers

  • Hi, there should be no negative affect. (and my own company experience agrees)

    most of the settings for Office products are version-specific, and, there are GPO Admin Templates for each version of Office.

    e.g.: Office2003 is v11, Office2007 is v12, Office2010 is v14, Office2013 is v15

    So, mostly, the registry settings from the Office2007 templates are read/written to: path\Office12\path
    and Office2013 is: path\Office15\path

    The exceptions to this are things like the user information, which is version-agnostic (since the username and initials are not reasonably tied to the particular version of Office)

    So, I find it more important to remember to "duplicate" the desired settings when a new version of Office is being implemented, since the settings we mostly use in my company have to be re-created for each version.

    Does this help?


    Don
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    • Marked as answer by akg414s Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:10 PM
    Friday, September 27, 2013 9:56 PM

All replies

  • Hi, there should be no negative affect. (and my own company experience agrees)

    most of the settings for Office products are version-specific, and, there are GPO Admin Templates for each version of Office.

    e.g.: Office2003 is v11, Office2007 is v12, Office2010 is v14, Office2013 is v15

    So, mostly, the registry settings from the Office2007 templates are read/written to: path\Office12\path
    and Office2013 is: path\Office15\path

    The exceptions to this are things like the user information, which is version-agnostic (since the username and initials are not reasonably tied to the particular version of Office)

    So, I find it more important to remember to "duplicate" the desired settings when a new version of Office is being implemented, since the settings we mostly use in my company have to be re-created for each version.

    Does this help?


    Don
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    • Marked as answer by akg414s Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:10 PM
    Friday, September 27, 2013 9:56 PM
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    Monday, September 30, 2013 5:48 AM
  • Thanks Don.

    MJK

    Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:11 PM