Disable VBA for Office applications

This policy setting allows you to prevent Excel 2016, SharePoint Designer 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Publisher 2016, and Word 2016 from using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), whether or not the VBA feature is installed on user computers. Changing this policy setting will not install or remove the VBA files from the user computers. For more information about configuring security settings, see the 2016 Office Resource Kit.

If you enable this policy setting, VBA is disabled on 2016 Office applications on user computers.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, VBA is enabled for 2016 Office applications on user computers.

Supported on: At least Windows 7

Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common
Value Namevbaoff
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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