Most of your users have the Microsoft Office Suite installed on their computer. For many, that includes Publisher.
You also need more than Group Policy to manage your users’ applications and desktops in order to protect the configuration settings you create for them. PolicyPak can accomplish these types of tasks quickly and efficiently as well.
Enter – our pre-configured PolicyPak for Microsoft Publisher!
Ensure your Microsoft Publisher settings are dictated and ensured using Group Policy. Check out this video to see how it’s done.
Note: We have Paks for Publisher 2010 and 2013. This video only shows Publisher 2010.
Our PolicyPak software snaps-in to the Group Policy Editor and gives you the same user interface as Microsoft Publisher itself. Instantly make your network more secure when you set key settings like “Check Microsoft Office documents that are from or link to suspicious Web sites” as seen here.
Continue to increase security by uniformly turning on “Enable Data Execution Prevention mode.”
And, you can also configureAutoCorrect Options, just like the application itself.
Once Microsoft Publisher is deployed and “out there”, you’ve got no way to manage this application.
Users can simply work around your settings and that’s when bad things can happen for such a ubiquitous application such as this.
With PolicyPak, you’re the one in control.
Besides, once you’re using PolicyPak to manage Microsoft Publisher, you’ll also get to manage all your other enterprise desktop applications the same way: Flash, WinZip, Firefox, Lync, Java, Shockwave and any custom applications you have. They’re 100% included – absolutely free.
It’s all included when you’re a PolicyPak Professional customer.
PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.
When you’re ready to get serious about managing Microsoft Publisher and your other desktop applications, PolicyPak is ready for you.
Manage Microsoft Publisher with Group Policy video transcript
Hi, this is Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP and founder of PolicyPak Software. In this video, we’re going to learn how to use PolicyPak to manage Microsoft Publisher.
I’ve already got Publisherinstalled on my computer, and I’m just a regular user here. As you can see, I’m logged on as a guy called “eastsalesuser4.” If we open up the application here from the Start Menu and look at our configuration options we find many settings to choose from. “Save” has some key settings that I would want to make sure are configured to my users. As a network administrator, I am sure you are very concerned about security and so you’ll want to check out the Trust Center Settings. You’ll want to make absolutely certain that you have “Add-ins,” and “Privacy Options” configured so that they meet the requirements of your network security policies.
Let’s go over and see how you would manage these settings quickly using PolicyPak. I’ll go ahead and switch over to my Management Station computer.
We’ll go ahead and right click over our “East Sales Users”, “Create a GPO” and we’re going to call it “Manager Publisher 2010.” So this GPO is now associated with the “East Sales Users.” I’ll right click over it. I’ll click “Edit…”. I’ll dive down under “User Configuration,” “PolicyPak | Applications | New | Application.” There it is, “PolicyPak for Microsoft Publisher” along with our other applications like “Excel”, “Outlook”, “Firefox,” “Skype”, “Flash” and tons of other important desktop applications.
Let’s go to “Save” and select “Save AutoRecover information” and set it for every 10 minutes. I’ll also check “Allow Background Saves.” Notice how when I check each setting that the text becomes underlined. That means that the setting value is going to be delivered to the user, whether it is checked or unchecked. I’ll then go to “Proofing” and click the “AutoCorrect Options” button and check some of these settings.
Now we’ll go to “Privacy Options” and I want to make sure that the first three checkboxes are always unchecked. Notice how I simply quickly check and then uncheck each selection. Now I’m delivering “un-check” for each of these settings.
Finally I’ll go to “Add-ins” and require a Trusted Publisher.
Now I will go back to my client machine, we’ll get a command prompt and run “gpupdate.” Now you could envision the user logging on for the very first time, using a Terminal Services or Citrix machine, using a VDI session, changing job roles, or getting a new computer. As soon as they do, PolicyPak delivers these settings. We just happen to be using gpupdate right now.
Now that that’s done, let’s reopen the application after you have delivered settings using PolicyPak.
As you can see, when we visit the various tabs where we applied our setting values, all of your desired configurations have been delivered.
Now let’s pretend that the user starts to make the machine less secure and optimal and changes some of these settings’ values. Let me close the application.
PolicyPak is always working. So the next time I run the application, PolicyPak will automatically remediate these settings at launch time. It doesn’t matter if the computer is online or offline. PolicyPak is always working to ensure that “What you SET is what they GET.”
And there are your desired settings once again.
Remember: you can use Group Policy or your own systems management tool like SCCM, LanDesk, KACE or anything else and deploy PolicyPak directives. We just happen to be using Group Policy in these examples.
PolicyPak to the rescue.
That is how incredibly easy it is for you to use PolicyPak to manage and lockdown Microsoft Publisher and tons of other desktop applications.
If you’re looking for a trial of PolicyPak, just click on the “Webinar / Download” button on the right.
Thanks so much for watching, and get in touch with us if you’re looking to get started. Talk to you soon.