word 2010 change template location RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi,

    office 2010 x64

    terminal server 2008R2


    when you click in word on new you get a list of office.com templates i would like to change this to a location on our file share where our templates are specified.

    is/how is this possible.

    i have already loaded the admx template of office 2010
    • Edited by rick hofst Monday, March 12, 2012 4:05 PM
    Monday, March 12, 2012 4:04 PM


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  • We can add custom templates categories which could contain our custom templates.


    See how:

    Deploy custom templates in Office 2010


    Max Meng

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by rick hofst Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:48 AM
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:14 AM
  • this is not what i am looking for. they are talking about local key's.

    i want to do it with group polecy's. and i got only the .dotm files.

    i just want to destribute this to the employees.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:59 AM
  • Hi Rick,

    Please read the article carefully, thanks. 

    It do will distribute this to all the users in a domain environment. For the "local keys" you mentioned, although it is teached to use the OCT to distribute, but I think it also can be delivered by the group policy?


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    • Edited by Max Meng Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:37 PM
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:35 PM
  • thank you it had worked idd. on local polecy's it does.

    only i have try to test with 1 template and now i try to add another template bath this wont work. i only get to see the first template and not the one i just added in the xml file.

    the file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <o:featuredcontent lcid="1033" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
        <o:application id="WD">
            <o:featuredtemplates startdate="2011-03-01" enddate="2013-03-01">

                <!-- TEMPLATE 1 -->
                <o:featuredtemplate title="aanbieding voor neiuwe klant" source="\\serverp\data\Algemeen\ITB templates\word templates\aanbieding voor neiuwe klant.dotm" >

                <!-- TEMPLATE 2 -->
                <o:featuredtemplate title="brief token verlopen V1" source="\\serverp\data\Algemeen\ITB templates\word templates\brief token verlopen V1.dotm" >

                <!-- TEMPLATE 3 -->
                <o:featuredtemplate title="Envelope-A5" source="\\serverp\data\Algemeen\ITB templates\word templates\Envelope-A5.dotm" >

                <!-- TEMPLATE 4 -->
                <o:featuredtemplate title="labels pakket verzenden V03" source="\\serverp\data\Algemeen\ITB templates\word templates\labels pakket verzenden V03.dotm" >

                <!-- TEMPLATE 5 -->
                <o:featuredtemplate title="Noodstroomgenerator test v10" source="\\serverp\data\Algemeen\ITB templates\word templates\Noodstroomgenerator test v10.dotm" >


    • Edited by rick hofst Friday, March 16, 2012 10:48 AM
    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:22 AM
  • Hi Rick,

    Please keep the following content in the XML file and try again, thanks!

      <o:media mediatype="gif" filename="1.gif" source="\\server1\public\templates\Contoso\media\1.gif" />
      <o:preview filename="1big.gif" source="\\server1\public\templates\Contoso\preview\1.gif" />

    Max Meng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Edited by Max Meng Friday, March 16, 2012 1:30 PM
    Friday, March 16, 2012 1:29 PM
  • still the same.

    i dont have this files on my server bath i dont think that is a problem?

    Friday, March 16, 2012 3:02 PM
  • i just deleted the registery items in


    now they take this items.

    how is this posseble to change this with group polecy's

    Friday, March 16, 2012 3:08 PM
  • Change what? Delete the registry key and add a new one?

    See: Configure a Registry Item


    Max Meng

    TechNet Community Support

    • Edited by Max Meng Friday, March 16, 2012 4:19 PM
    Friday, March 16, 2012 4:16 PM
  • i would like that the following setting is set in the group polecy's. and not by local polecy's


    Monday, March 19, 2012 9:07 AM
  • An easier way is to create a .reg file and deploy it with a logon script.

    Although you can make it harder, see below if needed.

    Learn more detail:

    Deploying Custom Registry Changes through Group Policy


    Max Meng

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:26 AM