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Group Policy Management – Outlook 2016 Policy GUI Bug

After a little puzzling with MS Outlook 2016 Synchronization settings GPO I thought I’d share this small bug in the GUI (at least for our environment 2k8r2 ADs):

 

If you’re editing Outlook 2016 cached exchange mode duration:

 

\User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Outlook 2016\Account Settings\Exchange\Cached Exchange Mode\Cached Exchange Mode Sync Settings

 

Then switching the option to “All” and re-opening the policy in the GUI will display it reverting to “Three Days”, this is a bug!

 

My solution was simply changing the setting to “All” and not returning to the GUI control of the policy, if I then exited the policy and returned to the Group Policy Management GUI, inspecting the policy’s [Settings] I found the “All” setting was retained behind the scenes.

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Microsoft

GPO : Hide Image Thumbnail on Network Drive

To turn off the thumbnail preview in Windows Explorer on network drives use the GPO:

 

"User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files"

and

"User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Turn off the caching of thumbnails and only display icons on network folders"
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Disable Spell checker

Needed this info to disable spell checker for exam pc’s.

 

Firstly use MS Office admx files to manage those GPO elements. Then disable everything in “Word Options > Proofing” and “Word Options > Proofing > Autocorrect”.

 

Next locate “Administrative Templates > MS Office Word 20XX >Disable Items in User Interface” , then browse to “Custom” – then select “Disable Commands”

Choose “Enable” and add the following items:


15780
9056
6111
12842
14453
4025
3997
3958
790
2
3217
2349
329
3219
2469
2788
11323
7343
7387

Next select ‘Disable Shortcut Keys’ and enter the following values:


118 254 79,12 118,16 118,4

below are details of the command shortcuts:


Below details exactly what each value does:

Commands
2566 – Proofing
9056 – ThesaurusRR
6111 – Translation Pane
12842 – Translation Screen Tip
14453 – English Assistant
4025 – Translate to simplified Chinese
3997 – Translate to traditional Chinese
3958- TCSCTranslator
790 – Set Language
2 – Spelling
3217 – Hide spelling errors
2349 – Tools Spelling Recheck Document
329 – Grammar
3219 – Dictionary
2469 – Tools Grammar Settings
2788 – Tools Options Proofing
11323 – disables the ‘Options’ bar under the Office ‘flower’ button.
7343 – WPRefPane
7387 – Reading Mode Lookup
Shortcut Keys
118 – F7 – Shortcut for spellcheck
84,216 – Alt-T – Legacy Tools Menu
79,12 – Ctr+Shift+O – Opens the research bar
118,16 – Alt +F7
118,4 – Shift+F7