Disable password to open UI

This policy setting controls whether 2007 Office users can add passwords to documents.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to enter passwords in the General Options dialog box (from the Save or Save As dialog users would click Tools, click General Options, and then enter appropriate passwords to open or modify the documents), which means they will not be able to password protect documents.

If you disable this policy setting, the password fields are enabled in the General Options dialog of 2007 Office applications (users can password documents) and users will not be able to disable them.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users can add passwords to Excel 2007 workbooks, PowerPoint 2007 presentations, and Word 2007 documents from the Save or Save As dialog by clicking Tools, clicking General Options, and entering appropriate passwords to open or modify the documents.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Security
Value NameDisablePasswordUI
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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