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Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool

 

Applies to: Office 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

The Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) release includes updates to the Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool download package. IT professionals can learn more about the updated templates in this article.

In this article:

Updated Group Policy and OCT settings for the SP1 release of Office 2010

Installing the updated Group Policy settings

Preventing conflicts when updating Group Policy settings for the 2007 Office system

Updating the OCT

Files included in this download

The following table lists the Group Policy and OCT settings that are updated in the download package for Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=189316). There are no new or removed Group Policy or OCT settings for the SP1 release of Office 2010.

 

Application Setting name Group Policy location OCT location

Internet Explorer

Add-on Management

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Bind to object

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Block popups

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Consistent Mime Handling

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Disable user name and password

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Information Bar

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Local Machine Zone Lockdown Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Mime Sniffing Safety Feature

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Navigate URL

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Object Caching Protection

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Protection From Zone Elevation

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Restrict ActiveX Install

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Restrict File Download

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Saved from URL

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Internet Explorer

Scripted Windows Security Restrictions

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Microsoft Office 2010 (Machine)\Security Settings\IE Security

Office 2010

Primary Editing Language

Microsoft Office 2010\Language Settings\Editing Languages

Microsoft Office 2010\Language Settings\Editing Languages

Outlook

Options

Microsoft Outlook 2010\Outlook Options\Preferences\E-Mail Options\Tracking Options

Microsoft Outlook 2010\Outlook Options\Preferences\E-Mail Options\Tracking Options

Outlook

Outlook Rich Text options

Microsoft Outlook 2010\Outlook Options\Mail Format\Internet Formatting

Microsoft Outlook 2010\Outlook Options\Mail Format\Internet Formatting

To install the updated Group Policy settings, follow the procedures in the topic Use Group Policy to enforce Office 2010 settings. If you have previously configured any of the Group Policy settings that are affected by this update, you must set those policy settings to their Not Configured state before you remove the previous Office 2010 ADM files and load the updated ADM files. This removes the registry key information for the policy setting from the registry. If you do not do this, the policy settings that are configured from the .adm file will remain in the Registry.pol file and continue to apply to the target client or user.

To obtain information about the policy settings that are currently in effect for the Group Policy object (GPO) that is linked to the domain or organizational unit that contains a specific computer or user, you can use Group Policy Results in Group Policy Management Console. To access Group Policy Results data for a user or computer, you must have Read Group Policy Results data permission on the domain or organizational unit that contains the user or computer, or you must be a member of the Administrators group on the targeted local computer.

For more information about how to report by using Group Policy Results, see “Using Group Policy Results to determine Resultant Set of Policy” in Group Policy Planning and Deployment Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=182208).

noteNote
This section applies only to Group Policy, and not the OCT.

Policy setting information for Office 2010 is stored in version-specific locations in the Windows registry, as shown in the following table.

 

Type of setting 2010 subkey

User-specific policy settings

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0

Computer-specific policy settings

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0

Similarly, policy setting information for the 2007 Office system is stored in version-specific locations in the Windows registry, as shown in the following table.

 

Type of setting 2007 subkey

User-specific policy settings

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0

Computer-specific policy settings

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0

There are several policy settings for Office 2010 that are not stored in one of the version-specific registry subkeys. For these policy settings, if you had previously configured the 2007 Office system (or earlier) versions, you must set those policy settings to their Not Configured state before you remove the previous 2007 Office system ADM or ADMX files and load the Office 2010 ADM or ADMX files. This removes the registry key information for the policy setting from the registry. This occurs because if an .adm or .admx file is removed, the settings that correspond to the .adm or .admx file do not appear in Group Policy Object Editor. However, the policy settings that are configured from the .adm or .admx file remain in the Registry.pol file and continue to apply to the appropriate target client or user.

To update the OCT, replace the /Admin folder in your Office 2010 installation files or installation image with the new /Admin folder that is included in the download package.

The download package for the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=189316) contains the following folders and files:

Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls

importantImportant
For the latest information about policy settings, please refer to the updated Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook, Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings_Reference.xls which is available in the Files in this Download section of the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool download page. The updated workbook, Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings_Reference.xls, contains settings changes that were made after the download package was built.

AdminTemplates.exe

        \ADMX: The ADMX folder contains XML-based versions (.admx or .adml files) of the Administrative Template files for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 or later versions of Windows. Administrative Template files in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista or later versions of Windows are divided into ADMX (language-neutral) and ADML (language-specific) files. By default, the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder on a local computer stores all ADMX files. ADML files are stored in language-specific folders under the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder. Each language subfolder contains the .adml files for that language; for example, the English language ADML files would be stored in the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\en-us folder. Languages included are Chinese Simplified (People’s Republic of China), Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. The files that are stored in the \ADMX folder are as follows:

            access14.admx

            excel14.admx

            inf14.admx

            office14.admx

            onent14.admx

            outlk14.admx

            ppt14.admx

            proj14.admx

            pub14.admx

            spd14.admx

            spw14.admx

            visio14.admx

            word14.admx

                \de-de: Contains the German language version of the .adml files.

                \en-us: Contains the English language version of the .adml files.

                    access14.adml

                    excel14.adml

                    inf14.adml

                    office14.adml

                    onent14.adml

                    outlk14.adml

                    ppt14.adml

                    proj14.adml

                    pub14.adml

                    spd14.adml

                    spw14.adml

                    visio14.adml

                    word14.adml

                \es-es: Contains the Spanish language version of the .adml files.

                \fr-fr: Contains the French language version of the .adml files.

                \it-it: Contains the Italian language version of the .adml files.

                \ja-jp: Contains the Japanese language version of the .adml files.

                \ko-kr: Contains the Korean language version of the .adml files.

                \zh-cn: Contains the Chinese Simplified (People's Republic of China) language version of the .adml files.

                \zh-tw: Contains the Chinese (Hong Kong SAR) language version of the .adml files.

        \ADM: Contains the updated .adm files. Each of the language subfolders contains the .adm files for that language. For example, the en-us subfolder contains the English-US version of the .adm files. Languages included are Chinese Simplified (People’s Republic of China), Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

            \de-de: Contains the German language version of the .adm files.

            \en-us

                access14.adm

                excel14.adm

                inf14.adm

                office14.adm

                onent14.adm

                outlk14.adm

                ppt14.adm

                proj14.adm

                pub14.adm

                spd14.adm

                spw14.adml

                visio14.adm

                word14.adm

            \es-es: Contains the Spanish language version of the .adm files.

            \fr-fr: Contains the French language version of the .adm files.

            \it-it: Contains the Italian language version of the .adm files.

            \ja-jp: Contains the Japanese language version of the .adm files.

            \ko-kr: Contains the Korean language version of the .adm files.

            \zh-cn: Contains the Chinese Simplified (People's Republic of China) language version of the .adm files.

            \zh-tw: Contains the Chinese (Hong Kong SAR) language version of the .adm files.

        \Admin: Contains the updated OPAX files, oct.dll, and octca.dll files. These files contain all previous hotfix updates that affected the OCT. Each of the language subfolders contains the .opal files for that language, the Office Customization Help file (OCT.chm), and octres.dll files. For example, the en-us subfolder contains the English-US version of these files. Languages included are Chinese Simplified (People’s Republic of China), Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

            oct.dll

            octca.dll

                \de-de: Contains the German language version of the files in the \en-us subfolder.

                \en-us: Contains the .opal files, oct.chm Help file, and octres.dll files.

                    access14.opal

                    excel14.opal

                    inf14.opal

                    office14.opal

                    onent14.opal

                    outlk14.opal

                    ppt14.opal

                    proj14.opal

                    pub14.opal

                    spd14.opal

                    spw14.opal

                    visio14.opal

                    word14.opal

                    oct.chm Help file

                    octres.dll

                \es-es: Contains the Spanish language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

                \fr-fr: Contains the French language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

                \it-it: Contains the Italian language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

                \ja-jp: Contains the Japanese language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

                \ko-kr: Contains the Korean language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

                \zh-cn: Contains the Chinese Simplified (People's Republic of China) language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

                \zh-tw: Contains the Chinese (Hong Kong SAR) language version of the .opal, oct.chm, and octres.dll files.

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