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Default app as Outlook 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to automate the Outlook 2016 as a default app. 

    if i install Office, Outlook should be a default application. Is there any option to achieve through GPO or Registry


    Regards, Hari Prasad.D

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 2:28 PM

Answers

  • You can check out the policies for Windows 10 here,

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250 let me know if you find the policy you want to apply.

    There is also this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2008044

    Which is below...

    To configure the default e-mail client using Group Policy, create a custom .adm template. Then, add this template to your Group Policy Editor so you can configure the policy setting.

    1. Open a new text file in Notepad.
    2. Copy and paste the following text into the text file

      CLASS MACHINE
      CATEGORY !!Default_E-mail_Client
       POLICY !!Default_Client
       KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail"
       EXPLAIN !!Explain_Default_Client
        PART !!labeltext_Default_Client EDITTEXT
         VALUENAME ""
       DEFAULT "Microsoft Outlook"
         END PART
        END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
       
      [strings]
      Default_E-mail_Client="Default e-mail client policy"
      Default_Client="Default e-mail client"
      Explain_Default_Client="This policy configures Outlook as the default e-mail client"
      labeltext_Default_Client="Default E-mail Client:"
      Microsoft_Outlook="Microsoft Outlook"
    3. Save the file as DefaultEmailClient.adm.
    4. Close the file.
    5. Add the file to the Group Policy Editor.

      Note The steps to add the DefaultEmailClient.adm file to the Group Policy Editor vary. Please consult your Windows documentation for details.
    6. Under Computer Configuration expand Administrative Templates.
    7. Select the Default e-mail client policy node in the policy tree.
    8. Double-click the Default e-mail client setting in the right pane.

      Note If you do not see the Default e-mail client policy setting in the right pane of the Group Policy editor, make sure your Group Policy editor filtering settings are not hiding unmanaged policies. For example, in Windows Server 2003, click Filtering on the View menu. Then, click to clear the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed check box.
    9. Click to select Enabled.
    10. Specify the default e-mail client to be configured by this policy.

    (The default is configured for Microsoft Outlook)

    Note If you are unsure of the e-mail clients registered on a workstation, examine the subkeys under the following key in the registry.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Mail

    The name of each subkey is the name of an installed e-mail client on the workstation.

    Click OK.

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:41 PM

All replies

  • You can check out the policies for Windows 10 here,

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250 let me know if you find the policy you want to apply.

    There is also this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2008044

    Which is below...

    To configure the default e-mail client using Group Policy, create a custom .adm template. Then, add this template to your Group Policy Editor so you can configure the policy setting.

    1. Open a new text file in Notepad.
    2. Copy and paste the following text into the text file

      CLASS MACHINE
      CATEGORY !!Default_E-mail_Client
       POLICY !!Default_Client
       KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail"
       EXPLAIN !!Explain_Default_Client
        PART !!labeltext_Default_Client EDITTEXT
         VALUENAME ""
       DEFAULT "Microsoft Outlook"
         END PART
        END POLICY
      END CATEGORY
       
      [strings]
      Default_E-mail_Client="Default e-mail client policy"
      Default_Client="Default e-mail client"
      Explain_Default_Client="This policy configures Outlook as the default e-mail client"
      labeltext_Default_Client="Default E-mail Client:"
      Microsoft_Outlook="Microsoft Outlook"
    3. Save the file as DefaultEmailClient.adm.
    4. Close the file.
    5. Add the file to the Group Policy Editor.

      Note The steps to add the DefaultEmailClient.adm file to the Group Policy Editor vary. Please consult your Windows documentation for details.
    6. Under Computer Configuration expand Administrative Templates.
    7. Select the Default e-mail client policy node in the policy tree.
    8. Double-click the Default e-mail client setting in the right pane.

      Note If you do not see the Default e-mail client policy setting in the right pane of the Group Policy editor, make sure your Group Policy editor filtering settings are not hiding unmanaged policies. For example, in Windows Server 2003, click Filtering on the View menu. Then, click to clear the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed check box.
    9. Click to select Enabled.
    10. Specify the default e-mail client to be configured by this policy.

    (The default is configured for Microsoft Outlook)

    Note If you are unsure of the e-mail clients registered on a workstation, examine the subkeys under the following key in the registry.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Mail

    The name of each subkey is the name of an installed e-mail client on the workstation.

    Click OK.

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:41 PM
  • Hi D Hari,

    In addition to what suggested by Blain Barton, there is a policy that could be used to deploy the default apps:

    Set a default associations configuration file

    There is a Technet blog talking about how to use this policy under Windows 8.1:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/mrmlcgn/archive/2013/02/26/windows-8-associate-a-file-type-or-protocol-with-a-specific-app-using-a-gpo-e-g-default-mail-client-for-mailto-protocol.aspx

    TechNet resources:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825038.aspx

    For Windows 10, see:

    HowTo: Windows 10 Set GPO default programs

    Please note: Since this website is not hosted by Microsoft, the information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Regards


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    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 5:58 AM