Installing/publishing a standard signature for all users


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Guest

Outlook 2003

Is it possible to make all users use a single, standardised signature for an
enterprise and is it possible to deploy it across the network, without me
having to run from PC to PC and do it?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Yes. You can use a logon script or the office deployment tools.

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And where can I find examples/explanations of how to do either?

Diane Poremsky said:
Yes. You can use a logon script or the office deployment tools.

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Brian said:
Outlook 2003

Is it possible to make all users use a single, standardised signature for
an
enterprise and is it possible to deploy it across the network, without me
having to run from PC to PC and do it?
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

It's not so easy. You can certainly deploy signatures to the user's
Signatures folder (http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm) with a CIW
transform or a CMW file, but actually setting the default signature is hard.
But since signatures are applied in Outlook 2003 per-account, not per-user,
they're part of the profile setting -- and not in such a way that you can
set them with a PRF file. I'm working on a brute force script to apply the
same signature to all accounts, but can't get the changes to "stick" yet.
Assuming I do get it to work, you'll see it when you get Chapter 9. <g>

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Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 
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John Schmerold

I create a signature file for all users in \\svr\sig, they are created
by a FoxPro program I wrote that creates a txt, rtf & htm file for each
user. Then, I put following in outlooksig.reg:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\MailSettings]
"NewSignature"="signature"
"ReplySignature"="signature"

Then, I put following in login script:
regedit /s F:\win95\setups\REGARCHI\outlooksig.reg
xcopy /chiy \\svr\sig\%username%.* "%userprofile%\Application
Data\Microsoft\Signatures\signature.*"

Works like a charm!
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

That's fine for Outlook 2002, but Outlook 2003 keeps signature settings with
the mail profiles.
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Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers



John Schmerold said:
I create a signature file for all users in \\svr\sig, they are created by a
FoxPro program I wrote that creates a txt, rtf & htm file for each user.
Then, I put following in outlooksig.reg:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\MailSettings]
"NewSignature"="signature"
"ReplySignature"="signature"

Then, I put following in login script:
regedit /s F:\win95\setups\REGARCHI\outlooksig.reg
xcopy /chiy \\svr\sig\%username%.* "%userprofile%\Application
Data\Microsoft\Signatures\signature.*"

Works like a charm!

It's not so easy. You can certainly deploy signatures to the user's
Signatures folder (http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm) with a CIW
transform or a CMW file, but actually setting the default signature is
hard. But since signatures are applied in Outlook 2003 per-account, not
per-user, they're part of the profile setting -- and not in such a way
that you can set them with a PRF file. I'm working on a brute force
script to apply the same signature to all accounts, but can't get the
changes to "stick" yet. Assuming I do get it to work, you'll see it when
you get Chapter 9. <g>
 
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