When you install plugins / Add-in for Microsoft Office, this add-in could be automatically disabled by Office depends on the ressouces needed, time to load, etc. This feature could be great, but sometime, this add-in must be enabled all the time. Fortunately, Group Policy can forces the Add-ins activation. Moreover, we can allow the user to change it or not.
Office Add-ins Activation
Let’s see how to do that with an example: The Symantec Enterprise Vault Add-in:
When you deploy Windows 8.1 in your environnement, you may define a strategy to force all users to have the same Start Menu Layout. This layout was defined by IT Team and will be provide to all computers.
For example, I set a custom layout: I added some tools and application groups:
Windows 8.1 Custom Start Menu
If you want to deploy this Start Menu Layout, you can do it with:
- Powershell cmdlet on the computer
- ConfigMgr (SCCM)
- Group Policy