Microsoft Office Controls


  • Still trying to figure things out with Server 2008 GPO, was so used to 2003 and a lot has changed with 2008. I have MS Office 2010 on all my remote desktop servers, all my users log onto RDS servers to get their desktop environment. Per Microsoft Audit we need to have controls in place to only allow users that actually need / use MS office. User's that do not need to be blocked, this is to comply with end user licensing.  Anyone have clear instructions on how to go about this in server 2008R2 ?

    Wil Crespo Information Technology Manager P: 845.360.1234 |

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:44 PM


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  • Hello,

    to understand this correct, Office 2010 is physically installed on all the RDS servers and you have to control the amount of users that should be able to open office programs?

    Then I think you have to use security groups to allow access to the different Office programs that are allowed or not. Software restriction policies should help you that way.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber


    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

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    Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:06 PM
  • Hi,

    It's been a while. I agree with Meinolf. If you need further help regarding the question, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

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    Friday, May 22, 2015 8:22 AM