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MS Office 2010 and Protected View

  • bpascal
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05 Dec 2013 21:57 #1530

Hi all,

I'm having a hard them disabling protected view in MS Office 2010 in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I could do it manually and login with all different accounts and disable it but that would be a bit cumbersome (100 accounts for now). What I tried was importing the MS Office ADMX template locally to the Parent VM and disabling it through local GPO based on the template. Works fine when I log on the Parent but seems to reactivate ones I recompose.

Any help with this would be awesome.

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05 Dec 2013 22:05 #1531


Try the attached registry keys. You can either import the registry keys or add them to the workload

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05 Dec 2013 22:51 #1532

Why not modify the GPO on a Domain-based Computer?

The Protected View settings are specific to each application in Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint only), and to each year (2010 and 2013 only).

Grab the ADMX templates, install them to the PolicyDefinitions folder for the domain, or add them individually to a GPO in Group Policy Management. ADMX Office 2010 / ADMX Office 2013

Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
same steps as the 2008 & 2008R2 link except for step 4.

The settings are in: User Configuration, Policies, Administrative templates, Microsoft $PRODUCT $YEAR, Security Settings, "Disable all Trust Bar notifications for security issues", Enable.

Check the attached screens


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  • bpascal
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06 Dec 2013 15:30 #1536

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your help, I actually miss read the GPO options. The wording is contrary to the one in the Application itself. Basically, by setting it to disable in the GPO, I was enabling Protected View in the Application.

Should be fine now.

Thanks again.

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