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If done properly, it will only install the key if it detects that version of office is installed.
Create a new Group Policy Object to set our Registry Keys
“Outlook Home Page Policy”
- Expand User > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry
- Right click: New > Registry Item
- Action: Update (will create or update if it exists)
- Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- Key Path: Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Security
- Value name: EnableRoamingFolderHomepages
- Value type: REG_DWORD
- Value data 1
- Click on Common Tab
- Check [x] Item-level targeting
- Click [Targeting…] button
- Menu New Item > Registry Match
- Match type: Key exists
- Hive HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- Key Path Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook
- Note: We drop “\Security” from the end of the path ^
- Click [OK] to close the Targeting Editor
- Click [OK] to close the Registry Property Page for our first Key.
Repeat for each Office version (15.0 and 14.0)
Save the GPO, Validate Settings
- Finally link it to the GPO tree that hold your Client Computers and test.
Test and Validate:
- Check a computer who hasn’t had the GPO applied yet:
- Force the GPO to apply by opening a command prompt (maybe administrative command prompt) and run
- Refresh the registry editor, you should see the new Registry Key applied for only the version of office that you have installed.
Now just sip back and enjoy your coffee.