2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool are available for download.

If your planning on deploying SP2 for Office 2007 don’t forget to update the Office Customization Tool (OCT) and use the latest group policy files. These can both be downloaded as a single package from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=73d955c0-da87-4bc2-bbf6-260e700519a8&displaylang=en


One you have AdminTemplates.exe downloaded follow these steps to update the OCT.

1. Double-click AdminTemplates.exe and accept the EULA. Click Continue.


2. Pick a location to extract all files when prompted and click OK. (make a new folder to extract everything in)


3. You should have a folder with contents that looks like this:


4. Replace the \Admin folder in your 2007 Office system installation files or installation image with the downloaded Admin folder.

That’s it. Now when you run “setup.exe /admin” from your installation source to launch the OCT you will be using the new version.

It’s also worth mentioning that all of the group policy files to manage Office 2007 settings are contained in the ADM and ADMX folders. Office2007GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls contains details on all of these settings and what options are available.

More information about this update and what has changed is available on the Office System TechCenter: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=149867

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Having step by step instructions accompanied of screenshots is definitely very helpful!

    Thanks for the post!

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