Office 2010 - Suppress 'Welcome to Office'

Hey guys,

I'm about finished with my Office 2010 package, however on first run, users are prompted with the "Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010" dialog box where they can choose update settings. Obviously this isn't desired. I've found this TechNet article which advises to use a GPO, but my company has multiple domains managed by multiple teams and I'd rather not rely on GP.

In 2007, there was a setting in the OCT that handled this but it seems to be missing (or at least moved).

Any ideas?


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Posted by: Derek Bond 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
TheKZA, you may have already worked this out as i realise this was a little while ago but from within the OCT you can suppress by, Features > Modify User Settings > Microsft Office 2010 > Miscellaneous and Enable "Suppress recommended settings dialog"
Posted by: nagaraju118 11 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
am also having the same issue for MS PROJECT STD 2010..can you please provide me the registry key
I used

ShownFirstrunOptin REG_DWORD 1

UseOnlineContent REG_DWORD 1

Since these worked for MS VISIO 2010 am trying for this MS PROJECT 2010

Any help is kindly appreciated
Posted by: ontari.ontari 10 years ago
Black Belt

This blog will be helpful for the 2007 users


Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
Does this - the second entry in the 'Notes' section - help? If not, simply take a gap capture using something like InstallWatch, note the registry setting that changes when you dismiss the dialog and add it to the patch file created with OCT.
Posted by: aogilmor 12 years ago
9th Degree Black Belt
i think it's in the OCT user setttings/privacy/trust center
Disable opt-in wizard on first run: enabled
Posted by: TheKZA 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
That's it! Thanks Derek

I found the reg key that does the same thing yesterday but setting it in the MSP is much better.

Thanks again.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
See post #2
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