See below for some excellent information we’ve just released on Office 2003 group policy settings.

Office 2003 SP1 ADMs, OPAs, and Explain Text update

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of updated Office 2003 Group Policy Administrative Templates that support additions included in Office 2003 SP1.

Also included in the downloadable package are two Excel Workbooks. The first contains full Explain Texts for all Office 2003 Group Policy settings. The second contains details of Office UI Options, default settings and appropriate Group Policy settings if available.

Please note that it is not possible to include the Explain Text for each Group Policy setting within the Group Policy Administrative Templates – they are listed in the Excel Workbook instead.

The download package is available from the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ba8bc720-edc2-479b-b115-5abb70b3f490&displaylang=en

NOTE: This update replaces an earlier Office 2003 SP1 Group Policy update released to the Web at the same time as Office 2003 SP1. The latest update package includes several additional revisions to the Group Policy Templates and also the two Excel Workbooks. The current Office 2003 Group Policy Administrative Templates have a file date of 13th August 2004. The Templates included in this update are newer than the ones included in the ORK.EXE Office 2003 Office Resource Kit Tools download. This download will be update in the next few weeks.