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Automatically Populating Office 2003 & 2007 Username and Initials RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    I’m currently using a mandatory profile to maintain user settings for are students.  I would like to automatically populate the following keys to match the user’s AD username.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\UserName
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Student\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\UserInitials

    Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:04 PM

Answers

  • Howdie!
     
    Am 20.05.2010 21:04, schrieb Mike Van Slambrouck:
    > I’m currently using a mandatory profile to maintain user settings for
    > are students. I would like to automatically populate the following keys
    > to match the user’s AD username.
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\UserName
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    > \Student\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\UserInitials
     
    Have you looked into GP Preferences? They have a registry key push
    facility that you could feed with the %LOGONNAME% or %USERNAME% variable.
     
    Cheers,
    Florian
     
     

    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy (http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog)
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:56 AM
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:55 PM

All replies

  • Howdie!
     
    Am 20.05.2010 21:04, schrieb Mike Van Slambrouck:
    > I’m currently using a mandatory profile to maintain user settings for
    > are students. I would like to automatically populate the following keys
    > to match the user’s AD username.
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\UserName
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    > \Student\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\UserInitials
     
    Have you looked into GP Preferences? They have a registry key push
    facility that you could feed with the %LOGONNAME% or %USERNAME% variable.
     
    Cheers,
    Florian
     
     

    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy (http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog)
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:56 AM
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:55 PM
  • Hi,

     

    The Registry preference extension provides a flexible and easy-to-use way to create, replace, update, and delete registry settings on multiple computers. For more information, please refer to:

     

    Group Policy Preferences Overview

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&DisplayLang=en

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:06 AM
  • Hi,

    What would the variable be to prepopulate the user's initials ? I am trying to Bypass Outlook 2010 from asking the user for Username and User Initials when they first run Outlook. I read somewhere to enter a binary key with 00 for both entries but i don't believe that would grab the user's AD username and AD user initials. If i put %Username% for the Username value what would it be for Userinitials ?

     

    Regards,

     

    Sam

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:56 PM
  • Hi Sam,

    Did you find what to put for populating initials?

    Thanks

    Simon

    Monday, November 25, 2013 2:06 PM