System Policy Editor and Office 97 Policy Templates

    System Policy Editor and Office 97 Policy Templates.
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        The System Policy Editor provided with this download is the same as the System Policy Editor provided with the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

        Office 97, compatible operating system
      • Download and run SetupPol.exe (270 KB).
        The Policy Editor and policy template files will be decompressed and placed by default in the C:\Program Files\ORK97 folder.
      • Use of these policies with later editions of Office will have no effect. These policies will not work with Active Directory unless the Group Policy Snap-in is used instead of the System Policy Editor. These ADM files are compatible with the Group Policy Snap-in but are very limited in comparison to ADM files for newer versions of Office. Also, these ADM files do not use the same registry naming paradigm for policies as with later versions of ADM files. This means that it may be necessary for administrators to examine more than one node in the registry to set administrative permissions in order to lock down the configuration of the policies. Also, naming of the ADM files and grouping of policies within the ADM files are significantly different than later releases of Office ADM files. It is recommended to review Appendix A in the Office 97 Resource Kit for more information on Office 97 ADM files.

        The ADM file is a text file and can be examined with NotePad or any text editor. Registry keys and possible settings for those keys can be reviewed by an administrator to determine if the use of a specific policy will require setting special permissions in the registry to maintain a locked down configuration.

        Note: The Office 97 Resource Kit is no longer hosted as a web site on However, you can download an HTML Help version of the ORK97 by selecting the entry in the "Related Resources" section in the upper right of this page.

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