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  • Question

  • Hi,

    We deployed Office 2010 in our lab and I want to remove the users' ability to password-protect Office 2010 files via a GPO.

    I already installed the ADMX files on a DC but I just can't find the setting for this.

    Any ideas ?

    Thank you.


    - ThePro
    Monday, March 7, 2011 4:08 PM

Answers

  • After searching quite a bit, I found out:

    After you load the .ADMX files for Office 2010, it is in:

    Microsoft Office 2010 | Security Settings | Disable password to open UI


    - ThePro
    • Marked as answer by McThePro Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:25 PM
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:25 PM

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  • Hi,

    System policies are organized by program when they are displayed within the System Policy Editor. Each program requires the loading of a related system policy template. Within the templates are categories for Office programs, such as Tools | Options and Disable items in user interface. Within these categories are individual policies. You enable a policy by selecting it in the System Policy Editor, setting it to selected, and then enforcing the policy or adding extra parameters (values) to the policy in the work area at the bottom of the Properties dialog box.

     

    To disable password protection for Access, Excel, and Word by using Microsoft Windows NT:

    In the System Policy Editor, double-click the Default User icon.

     

    In the Default User Properties box, expand the application node that you want to change by clicking the plus (+) sign.

     

    Expand the Disable items in user interface node.

     

    Expand the Predefined node.

     

    Select the Disable command bar buttons and menu items policy. Set the application by following these steps:

     

    For Access, select the Tools | Security | Set Database Password check box.

     

    For Excel, select the following check boxes:

     

    Tools | Protection

     

    Tools | Protection | Protect Sheet

     

    Tools | Protection | Protect Workbook

     

    Tools | Protection | Protect and Share Workbook

     

    For Word, select the Tools | Protect Document check box.

     

    To disable password protection in Access, Excel, and Word by using the Microsoft Management Console:

     

    Click Start, point to Run, and then start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC),

     

    On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-In.

     

    In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click Add (in the lower left area).

     

    In the list of snap-ins, double-click Group Policy, and then click Finish.

     

    Click Close and then click OK in the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box.

     

    In the Console root under Local Computer Policy, expand User Configuration.

     

    Expand Administrative Templates, and then examine the templates that are currently installed.

     

    Right-click Administrative Templates, and then click Add/Remove Templates.

     

    Click Add and then double-click the Office program template (*.adm) that you want to modify.

     

    Click Close in the Add/Remove Templates dialog box.

     

    Expand the application template that you just added under Administrative Templates.

     

    Expand the Disable items in user interface item, and then click Predefined.

     

    Double-click Command bar buttons and menu items.

     

    Click the Enabled button.

     

    For Access, select the Tools | Security | Set Database Password check box.

     

    For Excel, select the following check boxes:

     

    Tools | Protection

     

    Tools | Protection | Protect Sheet

     

    Tools | Protection | Protect Workbook

     

    Tools | Protection | Protect and Share Workbook

     

    For Word, select the Tools | Protect Document check box.

     

    Click OK in the Properties dialog box.

     

    On the Console menu, click Save to save the modified policy.

     

    Hope this helps.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:45 AM
  • After searching quite a bit, I found out:

    After you load the .ADMX files for Office 2010, it is in:

    Microsoft Office 2010 | Security Settings | Disable password to open UI


    - ThePro
    • Marked as answer by McThePro Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:25 PM
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:25 PM