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How to remove "Extra Registry Settings" from a GPO

    Question

  • Hi

    I have a policy with "Extra Registry Settings" that I need to remove.

    This is not an ADM and I cant find a way to remove this, is there a way?

     GPO "Extra Registry Settings":

    Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Internet Control Panelshow
    Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Toolbarsshow
    Extra Registry Settingshide
    Display names for some settings cannot be found. You might be able to resolve this issue by updating the .ADM files used by Group Policy Management.

    Setting State
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ActionDisplayMap 5602
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\FileOpenSearchTheWeb 4087
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\GoInternetCall 31123
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\HelpOfficeWeb 3775
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\HelpRegistration 5933
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\HelpRepair 3774
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ToolsCustomize 797
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ToolsontheWeb 7032
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ToolsServices 6863
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ToolsSpeech 5764
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ViewBccField 1860
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\ViewFromField 1867
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\WebAddress 1740
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\WebGo 30328
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\WebRefreshCurrentPage 1020
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\WebSearchTheWeb 1922
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsCheckBoxes\WebStartPage 1016
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsList\TCID1 1106
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledShortcutKeysCheckBoxes\CtrlEnter 13,8
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DontUpdateFriendlyLogon 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\ExchVwPsnl 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\ExchVwPub 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\NoForms3Design 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\DisableExchange 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\DisableHTTP 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\DisableIMAP 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\DisableOtherTypes 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\DisablePOP3 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\General\SingleKeyReading 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Reminders\PlaySound 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Reminders\Type 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\ArchiveDelete 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\ArchiveMount 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\ArchiveOld 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\DeleteExpired 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\DisableAddinBtns 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\DoAging 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\NewmailDesktopAlerts 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\PreviewDontMarkUntilChange 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\PreviewMarkMessage 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\PromptForAging 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\ShowBcc 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\ShowFrom 0
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Setup\ModifyAccounts 1
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Today\Disable 1

     

    Thanks, Maelito


    Maelito
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 3:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     The extra registry settings are keys that were created by an add-on adm template in the past. If the adm is no longer available, the settings are simply displayed as registry keys. There are two ways to get rid of them:

    1. Locate and add the ADM file - in this case, it appears that the ADM file was the Outlook 2003 ADM file which can be downloaded here http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011513711033.aspx. Once the ADM file is downloaded, it can be added to the editor by right click the Administrative Templates folder and selecting Add/Remove templates.

    2. Recreate the GPO - If there aren't many other settings in the GPO, its sometimes easier to simply create a new GPO without the settings in the missing ADM file. Note that this will change the behavior of the GPO since the 'Extra registry settings' do make changes on client systems so if you want to maintain the current configuration, option 1 is better.

     

    Thanks,

    Guy

    • Proposed as answer by Wilson Jia Thursday, April 08, 2010 8:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Wilson Jia Friday, April 09, 2010 7:47 AM
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 4:21 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     The extra registry settings are keys that were created by an add-on adm template in the past. If the adm is no longer available, the settings are simply displayed as registry keys. There are two ways to get rid of them:

    1. Locate and add the ADM file - in this case, it appears that the ADM file was the Outlook 2003 ADM file which can be downloaded here http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011513711033.aspx. Once the ADM file is downloaded, it can be added to the editor by right click the Administrative Templates folder and selecting Add/Remove templates.

    2. Recreate the GPO - If there aren't many other settings in the GPO, its sometimes easier to simply create a new GPO without the settings in the missing ADM file. Note that this will change the behavior of the GPO since the 'Extra registry settings' do make changes on client systems so if you want to maintain the current configuration, option 1 is better.

     

    Thanks,

    Guy

    • Proposed as answer by Wilson Jia Thursday, April 08, 2010 8:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Wilson Jia Friday, April 09, 2010 7:47 AM
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 4:21 PM
  • Hi Guy

    Thanks for your reply.

    If I re add the ADM to this GPO will I be able to edit this "Extra Reg Settings"? Cos I want to remove them and add another settings.

    I do see your point about re creating the GPO, this might be the easier solution after all....

    I will test and see.

    Thanks, Maelito


    Maelito
    Thursday, April 08, 2010 12:14 PM
  • Hi,

     If you readd the ADM, you can edit all the settings as you would any other GPO setting. The settings report will display their correct location in the editor.

     

    Thanks,

    Guy

    Thursday, April 08, 2010 3:34 PM