Office 2013 Administrative Templates (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) download available

On 11/5/2012, the Office engineering team released updated Office 2013 Administrative Templates and Office Customization Tool (OCT) files which administrators can download here: Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool. Included in this download is an Excel spreadsheet (office2013grouppolicyandoctsettings.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 Add-ins management, Apps for Office, escrow keys, Office Start, Office templates and backgrounds, One Note synchronization, Outlook, service level options for Office online features, sign-in, subscription activation, and Telemetry Dashboard, see Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool.

For more information about Outlook settings, see Plan feature customizations in Outlook 2013.


Comments (2)

  1. I saw your message in a forum post as well. Take a look here:

    The download should have contained a folder called ADMX. This is what you need. It contains the admx files as well as the folders that contain the adml (localized) files. I think the admin folder contains files used by OCT.

  2. Sagun says:

    When I download the files, it has 2 files (admin and admx). Is the admin file considered ADML? I'm tyring to surpress the first time messages for office 2013 via GPO and I was directed to save the admx file to PolicyDefinition which makes sense and adml to PolicyDefinitionen-us before running the GPO, but I only see the admin folder so I'm confused, thanks.

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