Hi all,
i am working on a office 2003 package.
In order to change the default font for outlook messages we have exported some HKCU registries in the package.
After install of the package we checked that registries got installed correctly.
However as soon as we launch outlook the registries are getting deleted and hence font settings changes does not take place.

Any help is appreciated!
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Answered 07/28/2009 by: VBScab
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Guys no luck with the above issue. M still stuck up with the same issue
Any ideas on how to standardize font for outlook through office 2003 package??
the registry keys to set the default font value resides in the location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\MailSettings

But as soon as we launch our outlook shortcut for the first time these reg keys get deleted.
we checked for .PRF file for setiing default values but they have information related to configuratin(exchange server etc).
Answered 07/29/2009 by: karshi
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I think all these things can be controlled via Group Policy, can't they?
Answered 07/29/2009 by: VBScab
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VBScab is right, almost all Office settings (extremely granular) can be controlled through a user group policy, I would look there first. Grab the office resource kit and load up the ADM to confirm.
Answered 07/29/2009 by: elgwhoppo
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Thanks for ur replies... i did checked with group policy...
However we need to implement it through our package...

we are unable to predict the root cause of the problem.
we aslso tried creating .PRF file thru profile wizard and loaded into ORK but no use.
Answered 07/29/2009 by: karshi
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Hi All,

Apparently even I seem to be having the same problem. After deploying the office package and on launching outlook.exe the following registry keys gets deleted

HKLM\software\microsoft\office\11.0\common\mailsettings
ComposeFontSimple
ReplyFontSimple
ReplyFontSimple

HKLM\software\microsoft\office\11.0\outlook\setup
ImportPRF

due to which the font settings in outlook reverts back to the default.I tried using the source files to install office and apparently this also seem to be behaving the similar way.

Please help!!
Answered 07/29/2009 by: the_apostate
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Hi..Can u tried to create a shortcut pointing to vbs which includes launch of outlook.exe and write deleted registry.
Answered 07/29/2009 by: MsiCreator
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Thanks for ur replies[:)]. Finally we found the solution.
we have seen that after deploying the office package and on launching outlook.exe the registry keys responsible to change the outlook default font were getting deleted and hence the font settings in outlook reverts back to the default.

The app was checking for a few reg keys and if these registry keys exist on build prior to launch of shortcut Microsoft Outlook then outlook does not remove font related registry keys from the build.
So we imported those keys through our transform and hence on launch the font set by us was retained.

Registry keys are:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Forms Registry\CacheSyncCount
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\LanguageResources\OutlookChangeInstallLanguage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Setup\First-Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\Order
Answered 08/10/2009 by: karshi
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Thank You!!
Answered 08/10/2009 by: the_apostate
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