When user is trying to save attachment from outlook or save word/excell file usualy hi is directly redirected to his “My Documents”  folder set in his profile.
When you work on Terminal server and want to restrict C: drive access it becomes a problem . User receives multiple errors when he try’s to save file or email attachment.

  • To change default save location for office applications via GPO you first must download office 2007 GPO ADM to your Domain Controler .
  • Extract files to a local folder.
  • Go to group policy by running gpo.msc from run.
  • Navigate to User Configuration Administrative Templates.
  • Pres Right Click on Administrative Templates and chose “Add/Remove templates”
  • Press on “Add” and navigate to localy extracted ADM file.
  • Now you should see Office 2007 settings in GPO.

To change default save location for for Excell 2007

  • Navigate to Microsoft Office Excell 2007Excell OptionsSave
  • On the right menu locate “Default file location” change setting to enabled and insert your save path.

To change default save location for for Power Point 2007

  • Navigate to Microsoft Power Point 2007Power PointOptionsSave
  • On the right menu locate “Default file location” change setting to enabled and insert your save path.

To change default save location for for Project 2007

  • Navigate to Microsoft Power Project 2007Tools | OptionsSaveFile Locations
  • On the right menu locate “Projects and User Templates ” change setting to enabled and insert your save path.

To change default save location for for Word 2007

  • Navigate to Microsoft Word 2007Word OptionsAdvancedFile Locations
  • On the right menu locate “Default file location ” change setting to enabled and insert your save path.

Outlook 2007 is little bit tricky you can’t set options via Outlook GPO , you can do that via registry or by changing default system “save in” location.

To change Outlook 2003/2007  save path via registry

To change default system “save in” location.

  • In group policy go to User Configuration Administrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Explorer
    Common Open File Dialog
  • Click on “Items displayed in Places Bar”
  • Add your Save Location. for example servernamesharename ( It can be mounted I: folder)