Office 2013 Preview Administrative Templates and Office Customization Tool download available

The Office 2013 Preview release includes Administrative Templates (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) files which administrators can download here: Office 2013 Preview Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool. Included in this download is an Excel spreadsheet (office2013grouppolicyandoctsettings_reference.xlsx) that lists the Group Policy and OCT settings. The policy settings apply to both Windows Installer-based (MSI) and Click-to-Run Office 2013 Preview installations.

To learn about new settings related to Office 2013 access to services, Add-ins management, Office Start, Office templates and backgrounds, OneNote synchronization, Outlook, sign-in, and Telemetry Dashboard, see Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool

For more information about Outlook settings, see What's new in Outlook 2013 Preview.

Comments (4)
  1. Anonymous says:

    The link is working fine now.

  2. DarrylMo says:

    Hi Aaron,

    This link has been fixed.


  3. Aaron Hafele says:

    The download page includes an incorrect link to "Office Customization Tool in Office 2013 documentation."  The link points to the 2010 version of that document.  The correct link is:…/cc179097(v=office.15).aspx

  4. Doug says:

    FYI, the Office 2013 and Office 2013 .admx files conflict with each other as they are using the same namespace.  For example, onent14.admx and onent15.admx reference namespace "onent14.Office.Microsoft.Policies.Windows".  I'm assuming this should be changed to "onent15…" for Office 2013 and wonder if it will be fixed before general release.  Thanks.

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