You cannot use Group Policy settings to configure Outlook Anywhere (RPC/HTTP) settings

SYMPTOMS
When you view the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 policy settings in the Group Policy Object Editor, you only see the following policy setting that is related to RPC/HTTP:
Configure Outlook Anywhere user interface options
However, this policy setting only configures whether the dialog box for configuring Outlook Anywhere settings is available to the user.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the Outlook Anywhere policy settings are not included in the Group Policy template file (Outlk12.adm).
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Install the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    936982 Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1.
  2. Install Hotfix 941275. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    941275 Description of the Outlook 2007 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 28, 2008
    Note We recommend that you install hotfix 950282 because of a regression in hotfix 941275. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    950282 Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package: March 20, 2008
  3. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
    DownloadDownload the Article-961112.adm package now.
  4. In the Group Policy Object Editor add the Article-961112.adm file:
    1. Right-click Administrative Templates and click Add/Remove Templates.
    2. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box click Add.
    3. In the Policy Templates dialog box locate and select the Article-961112.adm file. Click Open.
    4. Click Close in the Add/Remove Templates dialog box.
  5. Under User Configuration in Administrative Templates expand the policy node labeled Article 961112 Policy Settings.
  6. Select the Outlook Anywhere (RPC/HTTP) node to list the following policies under the Setting column in the right-pane:
    • RPC/HTTP Connection Flags
    • Proxy Server Name
    • Only Connect if Proxy Server certificate has this principal name
    • Proxy authentication Setting
  7. Double-click each policy to configure the appropriate RPC/HTTP setting for your Outlook clients.
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Article ID: 961112 - Last Review: 04/06/2009 15:49:19 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

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