How to disable Publish to Docs.com in Office 2016
Publish to Docs.com is a new feature that's available in Microsoft Office 2016 for Office 365.
Docs.com is an Office document storage and sharing repository that's available publicly over the Internet and that allows users to store and share documents by using either a Microsoft account or an Organization ID. Docs.com is a free service and is not currently licensed or managed as part of Microsoft Office 365.
How to remove Publish to Docs.comImportant Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
If your organization has to remove this publishing functionality from Office, use one of the following methods to disable the Publish to Docs.com feature.
Method 1: Use the Office administrative template and customization toolOffice 2016 administrative template and customization tool: Office 2016 ADMX
Path in template: Microsoft Office 2016\Miscellaneous
- Download the latest templates (Office 2016 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool).
- Start the Group Policy Management Console.
- Under Administrative Templates, enable Publish to Docs.com, expand Microsoft Office 2016, and then select Miscellaneous
Method 2: Add a registry entryCreate the following registry entry.
Registry subkey: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General\EnablePublishToDocs
Registry Value name: EnablePublishToDocs
Registry Type: REG_DWORD
Enabled Value: 1 (default)
Disabled Value: 0
To learn more about how to install and use the Office administrative template and customization tool (OCT), see the "Install instructions"
section of the following Office article:
Publish Office 2016 Windows for O365 Docs.com
Article ID: 3187727 - Last Review: 11/04/2016 20:18:00 - Revision: 8.0
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