How to Include HKCU Setting in MS OCT for Project 2010
When Project 2010 Standard launches the first time for a user after it is installed, a screen pops up "Help Protect and Improve Microsoft Office". Since our systems are automatically patched and maintained, I don't want users to be promted with this screen at all.
I used MS OCT to create the .msp and then put that patch into the Updates folder and ran the setup.exe to install Project.
Inside the OCT, I was not able to find the option to prevent this screen from coming up, but I was able to find the single registry key that fixes the problem. The key is:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\General\"shownfirstrunoptin" = "1". The default is "0" but changes to "1" once one of the radio buttons is selected in the popup.
So what is the best way for me to include this key so that users won't get the popup? Everyone is using the same version of Office in this environment.
Thanks in advance!
In the 2010 OCT, check for the following: Features -> Modify user settings -> Microsoft Office 2010 -> Miscellaneous -> Check the setting: "Supress recommended settings dialog". Set it to "Enable".