Friday, 28 January 2011

Always send a read receipt in Outlook

I wrote a custom Group Policy Administrative Template that sets the "Always send a read receipt" in Outlook clients. This custom ADM template is useful if you want to set this property to all or subset of users in a domain but still want to give them the ability to control other properties in Tracking options in Outlook that would otherwise be disabled if you use Office administrative templates downloaded from Microsoft site.

Just copy/paste the following code in notepad and save the file with ADM extension. Import the file in Group Policy object under "User Configuration".


CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Outlook 2003 Receipt Response"

POLICY "Always send response"
KEYNAME Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Mail
 PART "Always send response for read receipt requests" CHECKBOX
   VALUENAME "Receipt Response"
   VALUEON NUMERIC 0 DEFCHECKED
   VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
 END PART
 END POLICY

END CATEGORY

CATEGORY "Outlook 2007 Receipt Response"

POLICY "Always send response"
KEYNAME Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\Mail
 PART "Always send response for read receipt requests" CHECKBOX
   VALUENAME "Receipt Response"
   VALUEON NUMERIC 0 DEFCHECKED
   VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
 END PART
 END POLICY

END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Outlook 2010 Receipt Response"

POLICY "Always send response"
KEYNAME Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\Mail
 PART "Always send response for read receipt requests" CHECKBOX
   VALUENAME "Receipt Response"
   VALUEON NUMERIC 0 DEFCHECKED
   VALUEOFF NUMERIC 1
 END PART
 END POLICY

END CATEGORY






2 comments:

  1. on my grpedit console the folders have appeared for each outlook version but there is no key in there to change?

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  2. You need to go to Filtering on the View menu and untick "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed"

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