Using Office 2003 ADM to open files

On October 12, 2007, in news, by

PRODUCT: OFFICE 2007 SETUP
Issue Description:
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After installing the Office 2003 SP3 update, cannot open some of the old
Office documents. Error “You are attempting to open a file that was
created in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked
from opening in this version by your registry policy setting. OK”

Resolution:
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We can download the Office 2003 SP3 ADM file to unblock it. Following is the
key steps.

The URL for the Office 2003 SP3 ADM file (ORKSP3AT.exe):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BA8BC720-EDC2-479B-B115-5ABB70B3F490&displaylang=en

After downloading it, please extract the *.adm files to a folder.

 1. If you want to unblock it on one computer, please run GPEDIT.MSC to open
the group policy editor. If you want to deploy it on a domain, create a
Group Policy Object on the domain controller and edit it.
2. In Group Policy Object Editor, expand User Configuration, right-click
Administrative Templates, and then click Add/Remove
Templates.
3. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Add.
4. Open the folder with the *.ADM file, select
word11.adm/excel11.adm/ppt11.adm, and then click Open.
5. Confirm that word11, excel11, and ppt11 were added to the Add/Remove
Templates dialog box, and then click Close.
6. Expand to the User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft
Office Excel 2003\Block file formats\Open.
7. In the right pane, double-click the first entry and choose Disable. Click
Next Setting, choose Disable… Click OK. Set other policies for Word,
PowerPoint Open/Save block.
8. Close Group Policy Object Editor.
9. Deploy the group policy.

Related Webpage:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA102380191033.aspx

 

One Response to Using Office 2003 ADM to open files

  1. Scott says:

    Wow, finally a fix that works! Thank you much!