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How to deploy Word normal.dotm or a custom macro for all users on RDS? RRS feed

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  • Dear all,

    I'm developing a small utility program that allows to send a document file from server RDS to local machine and attach it to a new Outlook email, similar like Send to mail recipient. I want now add a ribbon button to MS Word and assign a macro to it, so when I click on the button the current opening document is sent back to local machine. I have successfully created the macro and the button and save to the Word global template Normal.dotm in C:\Users\%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates folder.

    I would like to know if there is a way, GPO or something that allows to install that template with the macro so it becomes available for all users when they log in to RDS server?

    I have tried the macro with both MS Word 2010, 2013, it seems the templates and macro are same.

    Thank you in advance

    Thomas Tran

    http://www.mqtechnologies.com

    Friday, March 18, 2016 2:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You may use Group Policy Preferences File item to deploy the template to the specified path.

    It can be configured under both Computer and User Configuration, in your case, please configure it under Computer Configuration so that all users logging into RD server would get the template.

    More information for you:

    Configure a File Item

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772536.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,

    Amy


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    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, March 24, 2016 11:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Tuesday, April 5, 2016 8:23 AM
    Monday, March 21, 2016 8:57 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You may use Group Policy Preferences File item to deploy the template to the specified path.

    It can be configured under both Computer and User Configuration, in your case, please configure it under Computer Configuration so that all users logging into RD server would get the template.

    More information for you:

    Configure a File Item

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772536.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,

    Amy


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, March 24, 2016 11:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Tuesday, April 5, 2016 8:23 AM
    Monday, March 21, 2016 8:57 AM
  • Hi Amy,

    Thank you very much for your answer, I will try it and will post back the result

    Best regards

    Thomas Tran

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:08 PM