Install the Office 2016 & 2013 GPO Templates

KB ID 0001095


I deployed a Remote Desktop Services server today, and when I logged on with my test users I fired up Office, and got the welcome movie.

Office 2013 Welcome Movie

Thats going to annoy my client so I need to stop that happening. Yes I know its pretty straight forward but I’m not a 64 year old typist called Marjorie.


Note: This ia a ‘User’ Policy so you may need to enable ‘loopback processing’.

1. I’m going to use Group Policy to do this, Server does not come withe the Office 2013 administrative templates so you need to download them (links below.)¬†Copy all the .admx files to %systemroot%PolicyDefinitions

Office 2013 Templates Download

Office 2016 Templates Download


Office 2013 Welcome Movie

2. Copy all the .adml files to %systemroot%PolicyDefinitionsen-US, (or your own locale folder if your not English).

Office 2013 Welcome Movie


Now you can create a new group policy, (or edit an existing one).

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Policy definitions > Microsoft Office 2013 > First Run
Locate and Enable the following two policies;

  • Disable First Run Movie
  • Disable Office First Run on application boot

Office 2013 Welcome Movie

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