Free ebook – Customization Tool and Group Policy for MS Office 2010


This book contains information about how to use Group Policy to deploy and configure an installation of Microsoft Office 2010. The audience for this book includes IT generalists, IT operations, help desk and deployment staff, IT messaging administrators, consultants, and other IT professionals.

You can Download this ebook here, The contents of this book include:

  • Local and Active Directory-based Group Policy
  • Group Policy processing
  • Changing how Group Policy processes GPOs
  • Administrative Templates
  • True policies vs. user preferences
  • Group Policy management tools
  • Office Customization Tool and Group Policy

If you are planning for deploying Office 2010 – These 2 articles on Fixing Code Compatibility Issues with Office 2010 Compatibility Inspector and Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) will be useful.

Folks, who aren’t aware – Group Policy is an infrastructure that is used to deliver and apply one or more desired configurations or policy settings to a set of targeted users and computers in an Active Directory directory service environment. The Group Policy infrastructure consists of a Group Policy engine and several individual extensions. These extensions are used to configure Group Policy settings, either by modifying the registry through the Administrative Templates extension, or setting Group Policy settings for security settings, software installation, folder redirection, Internet Explorer Maintenance, wireless network settings, and other areas. Each installation of Group Policy consists of two extensions:

  • A server-side extension of the Group Policy Object Editor Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, used to define and set the policy settings applied to client computers.
  • A client-side extension that the Group Policy engine calls to apply policy settings.

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