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    Office 2007

    We are moving over office 2007 in the summer. I am currently trying to iron out all of the kinks. One problem I am having is when a user uses the program for the first time they are being asked to fill in details to personalise office. I want to be able to fill that in automatically. Does anyone know how to do that. I have looked through the GPO's and nothing seems to jump out at me.

    Many thanks

    Denon

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    I set it via the logon vbs script, actually for win2k3, but there may be more properties now. It does cause an msiexec installing bar to appear whilst logging on. Anyway, it's something like:

    Set ADSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)

    Sub SetOfficeUser
    On error Resume next
    Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    objWord.UserName = objUser.givenName & " " & objUser.SN
    objWord.UserInitials = Left(objUser.givenName, 1) & Left(objUser.SN, 1)
    objWord.Quit
    End Sub

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    Nice script mavhc, someone just asked almost the same question here Script Help - Query AD and add it to a reg key and I used your script as a basis with a small alteration to make it work by writing registry keys instead of fireing up an office app to do this.

    Code:
    On error Resume next
    Set ADSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)
     
    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    regpath = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\"
    UsersName = objUser.givenName & " " & objUser.SN
    UsersInitials = Left(objUser.givenName, 1) & Left(objUser.SN, 1)
    WshShell.RegWrite regpath & "UserName", UsersName, "REG_SZ"
    WshShell.RegWrite regpath & "UserInitials", UsersInitials, "REG_SZ"

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    Is upgrading to 2007 now akin to the House of Common upgrading their PCs to Windows Vista. I'm wondering why 2007 over 2010? Having used 2010 for a few months I hate going back to 2007 on my work machine.

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    You might be better of going to 2010. the user interface isn't much different/

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    Agreed go for Office 2010, only downside, it needs activating, but then again you can use a mak code if needed

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    Will 2010 be out in time for a summer deployment, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Will 2010 be out in time for a summer deployment, though?
    isnt it out now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    isnt it out now?
    It is yes

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    Thought it was only beta releases and the RTM version on TechNet, not a general release yet. Willing to be told otherwise, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Thought it was only beta releases and the RTM version on TechNet, not a general release yet. Willing to be told otherwise, though.
    it is for general release. Its on the volume Licence site

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    In which case, I might look at it myself!

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    It is out but just check sims compatability - they lag behind quite a bit.

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    Good point maark, it was a bit of a nightmare for a while with office 2007!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Good point maark, it was a bit of a nightmare for a while with office 2007!
    That's all sorted now then? I could do with getting our admin staff onto 2007. They're still on 2003 whilst the rest of the school is 2007, no major issue though as they have the compatibility pack installed

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