GPO and Home Drives
I have got a VBS script that maps several drives when users login one of which is the users home directory "H". Is there a way that when the user opens Microsoft Word that it opens the H:\. Currently it opens up the desktop first, so the user needs to type h:\ to get to there work.
Yes there is a way but not in a GPO - I use the profile.
When setting up the profile go into M'Soft Word and look at the file locations in the settings. You can customise where templates come from, where the default save directory is and where clip art can be found.
I use the below code in my logon scripts:
Do you knoqw the VBS version of it
net use H: /HOME
What version of Word are you using?
2 options are available.. you can download ADM templates to control office via Group Policy
If you are using Office 2003 then you can download and run the Office Resource Kit and create a custom MST file for your installation..
If its Office 2007 then run setup with the /admin option to create an MSP (the replacement for MST) file and save it to "\\Server\Share\office_2007\Updates\". then when you run the setup it auto applies any MSP file in that folder.
You can change the Path for almost all Office apps (think its "default file location") some are easy to find, but IIRC Word is in a seperate section.
Im using Word 2003 is that fairly easy to create a MST file?
yeah, download this
Once installed run the Custom Installation Wizard and change what you need to
Both the patch (MSP) and transform (MST) are only really useful when you're installing for the first time.
If you've already installed then the resource kit linked to by @Gatt also includes the ADM templates that you can use to specify things like default save location.
While you're making GPO changes, consider re-directing "my documents" to the user home folder. Lots of software will default to saving in my docs - if this is the home folder then life is that bit easier :-)
Yeah sorry should have stated that you'd need to re-deploy office for the MSP/MST's to take affect.