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Outlook System Tray [message #24503] Mon, 21 August 2006 15:02 Go to next message
Bad Beagle
Messages: 6
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
I would like to turn off the following with a gpo but cannot find the
settings in the OUtlook ADM. Is it possible to turn them off through a gpo?

Show Exchagne server messages
Show Network Warnnings
Show Network Connectivity Changes
RE: Outlook System Tray [message #24657] Tue, 22 August 2006 04:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
v-alzhu
Messages: 18
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Dear Beagle,

According to your description, my understanding of this issue is: You would
like to use ADM file in GPO to turn off the following Outlook setting:
Show Exchange server messages
Show Network Warnings
Show Network Connectivity Changes

If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to let me know.

Based on my research, we could not disable system tray alerts by the usage
of Outlook ADM file in Office 2003 Resource Kit. However we could change
the registry value to disable system tray alerts. You need to change the
following registry key value:

Show Exchange Server Messages:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
Types\Balloons
Name: Exchange
Type: DWORD
Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)

Show Network Connectivity Changes:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
Types\Balloons
Name: NetConn
Type: DWORD
Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)

Show Network Warnings:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
Types\Balloons
Name: NetWarn
Type: DWORD
Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)

You are also able to write an ADM file to change the registry value. For
more detailed information about writing ADM file, please reference the
following article:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/b05d4 2ce-b860-4464-ba
81-e67f77f18a161033.mspx?mfr=true
How to Write a Simple .Adm File for Registry-based Group Policy Applies to
Windows 2003
This article is also applied to Windows XP

Writing ADM file is out of support boundary. I appreciate your kind
understanding.

I hope this is helpful in getting started and we invite you to post back in
newsgroups with any new break/fix issues.

In the end, thanks to Neo.

Regards,
Alice Zhu

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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Re: Outlook System Tray [message #25248] Wed, 23 August 2006 16:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
neo
Messages: 888
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
Not quite sure how to interpret you question, but here goes...

Salvo #1

ADM = Administrative templates that generally set fully managed settings
under HKCU\Software\Policies, HKLM\Software\Polices,
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies, or
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies. When used in group
polices and the policy is switched back to "not configured" the policy
engine just removes the entries and the user starts user whatever is set via
the user interface.

OPA = Office Preference templates generally set registry keys that fall
outside the location mentioned above. Since these files can set registry
locations that a restricted user might have access rights to change, there
is no way to guarantee enforcement. (Ideally used to setup that first
launch/cookie-cutter configuration and then let users modify to suite their
taste/needs.)


Salvo #2
If you have the registry keys listed in the MST, I would have to ask how did
you get them there? For example, did you modify the OPA files that are in
the Office Resource Kit or where the registry keys added by using one of the
panels in the Custom Install Wizard where additional registry keys to be
added. I'm guessing the later since I know for sure that the registry
locations specified by Alice do not exist in either the SP1 or SP2 updates
to the Office Resource Kit.

In either case, these registry keys are now considered part of the install
process only when using the transform (MST) file to install office. These
registry keys would get added when a new users logs onto a system and
launches an office application for the first time*.


/neo

* Assuming that the site doesn't do anything funky with the "Default User"
profile.


"Bad Beagle" <maxwelli@nospam.postalias> wrote in message
news:%23YdHOLfxGHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the feedback. I am confused because I have created a mst file
> and when I view the mst file I see those three options under the "outlook
> system tray icon". Why would the mst adm be different?
> "Alice Zhu [MSFT]" <v-alzhu@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:l8XvWAexGHA.5216@TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl...
>> Dear Beagle,
>>
>> According to your description, my understanding of this issue is: You
>> would
>> like to use ADM file in GPO to turn off the following Outlook setting:
>> Show Exchange server messages
>> Show Network Warnings
>> Show Network Connectivity Changes
>>
>> If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to let me know.
>>
>> Based on my research, we could not disable system tray alerts by the
>> usage
>> of Outlook ADM file in Office 2003 Resource Kit. However we could change
>> the registry value to disable system tray alerts. You need to change the
>> following registry key value:
>>
>> Show Exchange Server Messages:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
>> Types\Balloons
>> Name: Exchange
>> Type: DWORD
>> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>>
>> Show Network Connectivity Changes:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
>> Types\Balloons
>> Name: NetConn
>> Type: DWORD
>> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>>
>> Show Network Warnings:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
>> Types\Balloons
>> Name: NetWarn
>> Type: DWORD
>> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>>
>> You are also able to write an ADM file to change the registry value. For
>> more detailed information about writing ADM file, please reference the
>> following article:
>> http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/b05d4 2ce-b860-4464-ba
>> 81-e67f77f18a161033.mspx?mfr=true
>> How to Write a Simple .Adm File for Registry-based Group Policy Applies
>> to
>> Windows 2003
>> This article is also applied to Windows XP
>>
>> Writing ADM file is out of support boundary. I appreciate your kind
>> understanding.
>>
>> I hope this is helpful in getting started and we invite you to post back
>> in
>> newsgroups with any new break/fix issues.
>>
>> In the end, thanks to Neo.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Alice Zhu
>>
>> Microsoft Online Partner Support
>> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
>> ====================================================
>> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
>> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
>> ====================================================
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook System Tray [message #25454] Thu, 24 August 2006 07:28 Go to previous message
v-alzhu
Messages: 18
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Hi Beagle,

Thank you for your reply.

ADM file is Group Policy Administrative Template, and mst file is a
transform created by Custom Installation Wizard. They are different things.

By the way, thanks to Neo. I would like to know in which step in the
transform you set the there options. Please clarify it thus I can have
clear idea.

Regards,
Alice Zhu

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
====================================================
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
====================================================
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Re: Outlook System Tray [message #56749] Mon, 21 August 2006 17:01 Go to previous message
neo
Messages: 888
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
You can set how much time has to pass before the balloon messages are given,
but there is nothing in the OPA/ADM files from Microsoft to turn it off
outright. (FWIW, I modified the OPA file from Microsoft so the default is
off (unchecked) for machines installed via a transform file.)


"Bad Beagle" <maxwelli@nospam.postalias> wrote in message
news:exMBX1WxGHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I would like to turn off the following with a gpo but cannot find the
>settings in the OUtlook ADM. Is it possible to turn them off through a
>gpo?
>
> Show Exchagne server messages
> Show Network Warnnings
> Show Network Connectivity Changes
>
RE: Outlook System Tray [message #56871] Tue, 22 August 2006 04:42 Go to previous message
v-alzhu
Messages: 18
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Dear Beagle,

According to your description, my understanding of this issue is: You would
like to use ADM file in GPO to turn off the following Outlook setting:
Show Exchange server messages
Show Network Warnings
Show Network Connectivity Changes

If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to let me know.

Based on my research, we could not disable system tray alerts by the usage
of Outlook ADM file in Office 2003 Resource Kit. However we could change
the registry value to disable system tray alerts. You need to change the
following registry key value:

Show Exchange Server Messages:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
Types\Balloons
Name: Exchange
Type: DWORD
Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)

Show Network Connectivity Changes:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
Types\Balloons
Name: NetConn
Type: DWORD
Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)

Show Network Warnings:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
Types\Balloons
Name: NetWarn
Type: DWORD
Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)

You are also able to write an ADM file to change the registry value. For
more detailed information about writing ADM file, please reference the
following article:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/b05d4 2ce-b860-4464-ba
81-e67f77f18a161033.mspx?mfr=true
How to Write a Simple .Adm File for Registry-based Group Policy Applies to
Windows 2003
This article is also applied to Windows XP

Writing ADM file is out of support boundary. I appreciate your kind
understanding.

I hope this is helpful in getting started and we invite you to post back in
newsgroups with any new break/fix issues.

In the end, thanks to Neo.

Regards,
Alice Zhu

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
====================================================
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
====================================================
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Re: Outlook System Tray [message #56899] Tue, 22 August 2006 06:57 Go to previous message
Bad Beagle
Messages: 6
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Thanks for the feedback. I am confused because I have created a mst file
and when I view the mst file I see those three options under the "outlook
system tray icon". Why would the mst adm be different?
"Alice Zhu [MSFT]" <v-alzhu@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:l8XvWAexGHA.5216@TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl...
> Dear Beagle,
>
> According to your description, my understanding of this issue is: You
> would
> like to use ADM file in GPO to turn off the following Outlook setting:
> Show Exchange server messages
> Show Network Warnings
> Show Network Connectivity Changes
>
> If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to let me know.
>
> Based on my research, we could not disable system tray alerts by the usage
> of Outlook ADM file in Office 2003 Resource Kit. However we could change
> the registry value to disable system tray alerts. You need to change the
> following registry key value:
>
> Show Exchange Server Messages:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
> Types\Balloons
> Name: Exchange
> Type: DWORD
> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>
> Show Network Connectivity Changes:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
> Types\Balloons
> Name: NetConn
> Type: DWORD
> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>
> Show Network Warnings:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
> Types\Balloons
> Name: NetWarn
> Type: DWORD
> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>
> You are also able to write an ADM file to change the registry value. For
> more detailed information about writing ADM file, please reference the
> following article:
> http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/b05d4 2ce-b860-4464-ba
> 81-e67f77f18a161033.mspx?mfr=true
> How to Write a Simple .Adm File for Registry-based Group Policy Applies to
> Windows 2003
> This article is also applied to Windows XP
>
> Writing ADM file is out of support boundary. I appreciate your kind
> understanding.
>
> I hope this is helpful in getting started and we invite you to post back
> in
> newsgroups with any new break/fix issues.
>
> In the end, thanks to Neo.
>
> Regards,
> Alice Zhu
>
> Microsoft Online Partner Support
> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> ====================================================
> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> ====================================================
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
Re: Outlook System Tray [message #57967] Wed, 23 August 2006 16:13 Go to previous message
neo
Messages: 888
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
Not quite sure how to interpret you question, but here goes...

Salvo #1

ADM = Administrative templates that generally set fully managed settings
under HKCU\Software\Policies, HKLM\Software\Polices,
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies, or
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies. When used in group
polices and the policy is switched back to "not configured" the policy
engine just removes the entries and the user starts user whatever is set via
the user interface.

OPA = Office Preference templates generally set registry keys that fall
outside the location mentioned above. Since these files can set registry
locations that a restricted user might have access rights to change, there
is no way to guarantee enforcement. (Ideally used to setup that first
launch/cookie-cutter configuration and then let users modify to suite their
taste/needs.)


Salvo #2
If you have the registry keys listed in the MST, I would have to ask how did
you get them there? For example, did you modify the OPA files that are in
the Office Resource Kit or where the registry keys added by using one of the
panels in the Custom Install Wizard where additional registry keys to be
added. I'm guessing the later since I know for sure that the registry
locations specified by Alice do not exist in either the SP1 or SP2 updates
to the Office Resource Kit.

In either case, these registry keys are now considered part of the install
process only when using the transform (MST) file to install office. These
registry keys would get added when a new users logs onto a system and
launches an office application for the first time*.


/neo

* Assuming that the site doesn't do anything funky with the "Default User"
profile.


"Bad Beagle" <maxwelli@nospam.postalias> wrote in message
news:%23YdHOLfxGHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the feedback. I am confused because I have created a mst file
> and when I view the mst file I see those three options under the "outlook
> system tray icon". Why would the mst adm be different?
> "Alice Zhu [MSFT]" <v-alzhu@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:l8XvWAexGHA.5216@TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl...
>> Dear Beagle,
>>
>> According to your description, my understanding of this issue is: You
>> would
>> like to use ADM file in GPO to turn off the following Outlook setting:
>> Show Exchange server messages
>> Show Network Warnings
>> Show Network Connectivity Changes
>>
>> If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to let me know.
>>
>> Based on my research, we could not disable system tray alerts by the
>> usage
>> of Outlook ADM file in Office 2003 Resource Kit. However we could change
>> the registry value to disable system tray alerts. You need to change the
>> following registry key value:
>>
>> Show Exchange Server Messages:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
>> Types\Balloons
>> Name: Exchange
>> Type: DWORD
>> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>>
>> Show Network Connectivity Changes:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
>> Types\Balloons
>> Name: NetConn
>> Type: DWORD
>> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>>
>> Show Network Warnings:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Dis play
>> Types\Balloons
>> Name: NetWarn
>> Type: DWORD
>> Value: 1 (on) / 0 (off)
>>
>> You are also able to write an ADM file to change the registry value. For
>> more detailed information about writing ADM file, please reference the
>> following article:
>> http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/b05d4 2ce-b860-4464-ba
>> 81-e67f77f18a161033.mspx?mfr=true
>> How to Write a Simple .Adm File for Registry-based Group Policy Applies
>> to
>> Windows 2003
>> This article is also applied to Windows XP
>>
>> Writing ADM file is out of support boundary. I appreciate your kind
>> understanding.
>>
>> I hope this is helpful in getting started and we invite you to post back
>> in
>> newsgroups with any new break/fix issues.
>>
>> In the end, thanks to Neo.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Alice Zhu
>>
>> Microsoft Online Partner Support
>> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
>> ====================================================
>> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
>> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
>> ====================================================
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook System Tray [message #58487] Thu, 24 August 2006 07:28 Go to previous message
v-alzhu
Messages: 18
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Hi Beagle,

Thank you for your reply.

ADM file is Group Policy Administrative Template, and mst file is a
transform created by Custom Installation Wizard. They are different things.

By the way, thanks to Neo. I would like to know in which step in the
transform you set the there options. Please clarify it thus I can have
clear idea.

Regards,
Alice Zhu

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
====================================================
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
====================================================
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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