PolicyPak for Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016

Is there a more widely used application suite in the business world than Microsoft Office?

This means you need to manage and enforce the configuration settings for these applications because if everyone in your organization is using them, that’s a lot of potential helpdesk calls if Microsoft Office applications don’t operate as expected when users meddle in the application’s configuration settings.

That’s where PolicyPak comes in. We enforce the optimum setting values that you, the administrator, want them to have. PolicyPak sets and remediates your users’ applications’ settings, so that they get the same experience, every time they launch it, especially for ubiquitous application such as this.

Keep your Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 configuration settings delivered, enforced and automatically remediated with PolicyPak. Check out this video to see how it’s done:

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Let’s start with Excel 2013 or 2016. Our PolicyPak software snaps-in to the Group Policy Editor and gives you the same user interface as Microsoft Excel 2013 and 2016 itself. A spreadsheet is all about formulas, which is why there are so many configuration settings based around them. You can use PolicyPak to configure the “Error checking rules” such as “Cells containing formulas that result in an error” to ensure that the spreadsheets your users are creating are accurate.


Now let’s look at Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016. Not only do you users constantly create Word files, they also download them as well, many times from the Internet. Make sure that “Enable Protected view for files originating from the Internet” is enabled.


So you think you can manage “Formulas” settings for Microsoft Excel 2013 and 2016 using Group Policy and the ADMX files alone. Think again. The ADMX files only allot you a single setting configuration option. PolicyPak covers all of them.


And of course there is Outlook, your business communication lifeline that needs to work properly every time it is launched. Security for this application is. Use PolicyPak to configure the “Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML email messages or RSS items.”


PowerPoint doesn’t seem like a security minded application, but like all of the Office 2013 and 2016 Suite applications, you can configure the “Privacy Options” and opt out of the “Customer Experience Improvement Program.”


With PolicyPak, you’re the one in control.

Besides, once you’re using PolicyPak to manage Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016, you’ll also get to manage all your other enterprise desktop applications the same way: Flash, Lync, Java, Firefox, 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 Office 2013 and 2016, PolicyPak is ready for you.