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How to suppress welcome screen for Microsoft Office

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 5.5

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: August 15, 2013

 

Problem:

I would like to suppress Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 welcome screen before its opened for the first time. 

 

Symptoms:

When my users open Microsoft Office popup is asking for online content and updates.

 

Possible Resolution(s):

This requires 2 separate registry values to be written.

Open ProfileUnity configuration go to registry "Add Registry Rule" twice with following settings:

Registry Setting 1:

  • Action: Add Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • KEY: Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet
  • Type: REG_DWORD
  • Value: UseOnlineContent
  • Data: 1
  • Description (optional): Disable UseOnlineContent

Example:

RegOffice1.jpg

Registry Setting 2:

  • Action: Add Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • KEY: Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\General
  • Type: REG_DWORD
  • Value: ShownFirstrunOptin
  • Data: 1
  • Description (optional): Disable ShownFirstrunOptin

Note: For Office 2013 use following registry Keys:

  • KEY: Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Internet
  • KEY: Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\General
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