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Disabling Auto Archive in Outlook 2013 via GPO RRS feed

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  • Hi! I've been trying to disable auto archive feature for Outlook 2013 via GPO. I successfully did it for Outlook <2013, but I can't get it working with this edition.

    I've downloaded ADMX templates and copied them in our central AMDX repository (\\<DC>\SYSVOL\<DOMAIN>\Policies\PolicyDefinitions). In fact I see the policy in GPO editor.
    I've set to "Disabled" Microsoft Outlook 2013\Outlook Options\Other\AutoArchive\AutoArchive Settings, but no avail. As test purposes, I've set "Disable File|Archive" to enable, but still nothing.
    gpresult on the client states that the GPO is applied, and in event viewer it report that applied successfully n changes.

    BUT the final result isn't accomplished.

    By the way, I've looked in technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178992.aspx for the relative registry key, but... uh-ho, "AutoArchive Settings" (this is how it is written in the admx template) it's not present! All I can see, comparing the registry for Outlook 2010 on my PC and the one for Outlook 2013 on other PCs, those are much more empty than mine (for Outlook 2010 we set up exactly the same policies as for 2013).

    Has anyone faced this issue before and know the solution? This is the first time we used ADMX templates, so maybe there is something I did wrong there.

    PS: I don't know if it matters, but in GPO editor I see all Outlook 2013 policies written in English (I think because Windows 2008 is in English) but clients I'm testing are mainly Italian. ADML pack for Italian language is copied in PolicyDefinitions\it-it.
    Might this matter?

    Thank you very much!

    • Changed type Rex Zhang Monday, May 27, 2013 6:17 AM
    Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:34 PM

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  • Found the same issue in this topic: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/outlook/thread/92ddd195-c026-4904-a650-d3902b68b02b

    I would proceed there.

    Friday, May 17, 2013 2:37 PM
  • Someone whose spent more nights than I have burning the midnight oil, please correct me if I am absolutely out of wack here but it is my understanding that, If you place the appropriate ADMX templates, and the associated ADML templates, ( usually located in the language folder EX: "en-us" ), in the repository mentioned above, and you Group Managemtn Policy Editor displays the configurable OFFICE options, you have successfully loaded the templates and have access to those OFFICE customizations. these settings will then reach out the the clients being targeted and in fact generate the REGISTRY setting according to the setting in the GPO. For instance; creating a gpo to disable pst, will in fact generate a REGISTRY key on that box that effectively disables PST functions.

    If you are creating GPO's to explicitly create registry keys you might have the "wrong path" depending on the edition/year of your OFFICE suite.

    For Example, you might be placing here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\

    as opposed to here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\

    Or, vice versa.

    My point is ensure the path is accurate, or the settings will not apply.

    DISCLOSURE: this post is "AS IS", implement at your own risk.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:55 PM