I need to add some settings to the office 2003 build.
1.) Turn off Tracking Changes.
2.) Drop Macro Security to medium.
3.)Add analyst tool Pack Plugins.
4.) Add access wizards to microsoft Access.

Could someone please assist me how to add the above components to the office 2003 rebuild please.

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Download and install Office Resource Kit 2003


and then if remember your changes will be recorded into an MST....but this is the tool for you to edit the settings you want....and there are other settings as well...
Answered 01/06/2010 by: PackageExpert
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Thanks for the info. This tool only works if you have an MSI, but im installing 2003 with an Wise Script built Setup.exe, so how do i modify these settings to the setup.exe install?
Any ideas???
Thanks in Advance.
Answered 01/07/2010 by: msdeeps
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Perhaps what you can do it, do these settings on an MSI first, and then in the ORK created MST look at what changes were done to the MST...track these changes and apply them to the Wise project... I haven't got a clue about wise i left it 2 years ago....

any hope u got what im trying to explain here.....
Answered 01/07/2010 by: PackageExpert
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Just so you're aware, you can also control almost all settings in Office through group policy as well. I would use a transform for the initial configuration, but a GPO can make sure those settings stick. Also, it makes it really easy to disable certain features of Office.

For example, when we upgraded from Access 97 to 2002, (which sadly enough was only a few years ago) I disabled the popup that prompted users to upgrade their database to the new format. I also disabled the menu option "Convert Database" so that users could not accidentally break their own databases. All this was done through the group policy ADM provided in the toolkit. Just wanted to make you aware.
Answered 01/11/2010 by: elgwhoppo
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