I need to create a custom company PPT template to all PCs in our organization. I will need to create two packages: one for new users (who have never logged in) and one for current users (who have already logged in).

The default path for the blank.pot (default PPT template) is

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates.

The main issue I'm facing here is the "Templates" folders does not get created unless the user has already launched PowerPoint.

Anyone have any ideas how I could populate this to all users?
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Read up regarding Active Setup.
Ed Tippelt has written some good stuff about this so please refer to this link http://www.etlengineering.com/installer/activesetup.txt
Answered 03/16/2007 by: AngelD
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I thought someone would bring up good ole Active Setup! lol Anyways, would that work for my situation? I mean if the person has never launched PowerPoint, how would they get this installed (the templates folder would not yet exist).
Answered 03/19/2007 by: dpolishsensation
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The active setup would have to create the folder structure to the templates folder if not already exist and then add the file(s) in question.
Answered 03/19/2007 by: AngelD
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Is there any way to do this through the Office Resource Kit and push through a group policy?
Answered 03/19/2007 by: dpolishsensation
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