How to deploy office Word template via GPO in Windows 2012 R2

  • Create a network share on the server  and allow everyone read all permissions 

Create or modify a GPO for deployment

  • In the GPO go to User Configuration> Pref > Windows Settings > Files
  • Right Click Select New (Create several Task for different version of MS Office )

  • Now set your Source and destination file :

              “Source Files(s:) \\(server name)\WordTemplate\(Name of Template)”

              For MS Office 2013-2016
              “Destination file: %userprofile%\Documents\Custom Office Templates/                 (Name of Template)”

              For MS Office 2010
              “Destination file: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates               \(Name of Template)”

  • Now in the same GPO go to Comp Config > Pref > Windows Settings > Registry
  • Right Click Select New  (Create several Keys for different version of MS Office)

  • Leave the action as update and leave hive as HKCU then in key path go to:

       For the Office 2010:   “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options”

       For the Office 2013:    “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Options”

       For the Office 2016:   “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Word\Options”

  • Now enter the value name for the Registry key:

       “PersonalTemplates”

  • Now enter the value name for the Value Type:

       “REG_EXPAND_SZ”

  • Now enter the value name for the Value data:

        For the MS Office 2010

         %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\

        For the MS Office 2013-2016

         “%userprofile%\Documents\Custom Office Templates”

Now in the same GPO go to Comp Config > Policies> Administrative Templates > System> Group Policy

  • Enable “Configure user Group Policy loopback processing mode”

  • Now either Test or deploy the font.
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