The policy template files provided with the Microsoft® Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit enable you to set policies globally for users of Office on a network. By using policies, an administrator can quickly enforce a user configuration on users' computers when users, groups, or computers log on to the network.
The Microsoft Office policy template files (ADM files) describe all of the policy settings you can set for Office. These ADM files are used with the Group Policy snap-in included in Microsoft Windows operating systems to apply policies to users' computers.
The Office Resource Kit Setup program installs the following policy templates in the \Windows\INF folder on your computer.
||Microsoft Office Access 2003
||Microsoft Office Excel 2003
||Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003
||Microsoft Clip Organizer
||Microsoft Office InfoPath™ 2003
||Microsoft Office 2003
||Microsoft Office OneNote™ 2003
||Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003
||Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003
||Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
||Microsoft Office Word 2003
Toolbox The policy template files are included in the Office Resource Kit toolset (ork.exe) which is available as a download. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Downloads page. An update to these files is included in the Office 2003 Policy Template Files and Deployment Planning Tools download (Office-2003-SP1-ADMs-OPAs-and-Explain-Text.exe), which is also available on the download page.
Download the Visio policy template file
A policy template file is also available for Microsoft Office Visio® 2003.
Toolbox The Visio11.adm file is included in the Visio 2003 administrative tools download (VisioRKTools.exe). You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Downloads page.
The installation program will prompt you to specify a location for the Visio files; the recommended folder is Program Files/ORKTools/ORK11/Tools/Visio. To use the ADM file with the Group Policy editor, you must move it to the \Windows\INF folder on your computer.
Download the Project policy template file
A policy template file is also available for Microsoft Office Project 2003.
Toolbox The Proj11.adm file is included in a self-extracting executable file (Proj11.exe). You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Downloads page.
The installation program extracts the ADM file to the folder Program Files/ORKTools/Project. To use the ADM file with the Group Policy editor, you must move it to the \Windows\INF folder on your computer.
For more information about Office policies, see Managing Users' Configurations by Policy.