Disable customer-submitted templates downloads from Office Online

This policy setting controls whether Office 2007 users can download templates from the community area of the Microsoft Office Online Web site by clicking New on the Microsoft Office menu.

If you enable this policy setting, Office 2007 users cannot download customer-submitted templates from Office Online. However, access to templates posted by Microsoft and its partners is not affected.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Office 2007 users can download community templates submitted by Microsoft Office users all over the world, as well as templates created by Microsoft and its partners.

Important - There is an issue that can cause Office applications to crash in some situations if users attempt to download a customer-submitted template when this policy setting is enabled.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet
Value NameDisableCustomerSubmittedDownload
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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