Can't hide Planning Wizard - Microsoft Project 2013
We are preparing to move from Office/Project 2010 to 2013. So far the config for Office has gone well but I am currently stuck with trying to hide the Planning Wizard prompt when Project 2013 is opened for the first time. I have tried the solutions given in this post (http://www.itninja.com/question/planning-wizard-microsoft-project-2010) however, it doesn't appear to be working for me in this instance.
I first tried installing Project 2013, which is configured to unisntall 2010 if it exists, and then added the registry keys manually afterwards before opening Project. No luck. then I tried importing the keys into the MSP file for Project 2013 so they would be applied during the installtion. Still no luck. The keys appear in the registry but do not seem to have any affect when I launch the application.
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I had the same issue providing MS Project 2010 over our Citrix servers.
It is suggested to enable the option "Disable Opt-in Wizard on first run" in the Microsoft OCT when creating your MSP file.
It is located under the following: Setup \ Features \ Modify user settings
By enabling this setting, the wizard will not display the 1st time users run an Office 2010 application.
But users who have previously accessed Project 2007 have a Global.MPT file in their profile (username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\MS Project\12\1033\Global.MPT)
So the MS Project Planning Wizard will show up even if the installation of Project 2010 was set not to show the wizard.
You could of course delete the "username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\MS Project\12\1033\Global.MPT" of your users. But how to find out who of your hundreds or thousands of users have that file stuck in their profile could be a pain.
Set the following key in the login scripts of your servers so the Planning Wizard does not display:
_writeValue "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\MS Project\Previous Global" "No Alert" "1" "Dword"
Answered 03/31/2015 by: