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Disabling Macros for Office

I am looking for a kaseya procedure to disable macros in ms office for windows machines.

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Gravatar for Christopher Tagliaferro
Christopher Tagliaferro over 1 year ago

The registry key to change this is per application (not for all of office). Here's an example of how to disable Macros for WORD.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Security]
"VBAWarnings"=dword:00000001

Here's a link explaining more about the values for this key: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/diana_tudor/2014/12/02/microsoft-project-how-to-control-macro-settings-using-registry-keys/

The best way to do this is via domain group policy if available (see the above link).

If not, the challenge is that this is a per-user setting so I would imagine the best way to do this is a RunOnce registry key. Check this thread out for someone that did something similar for EXISTING and NEW users: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/7fa50621-10ee-4334-a8bf-f04600577d19/runonce-for-all-existing-and-new-user?forum=itproxpsp

Gravatar for Roy Herron
Roy Herron over 1 year ago

For that you would create an agent procedure to add/modify that registry key on the machine. Then schedule and run the procedure on the machines.

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