Check OLE objects

This policy setting determines whether Office checks that an OLE object is properly categorized before loading it.

If you enable this policy setting, you can select one of the following options:
- Do not check: Office loads OLE objects without checking if they are properly categorized.
- Override IE kill bit list: Office uses the category list to override IE kill bit checks. (This is also the default behavior for this policy setting).
- Strict allow list: Office only loads properly categorized OLE objects.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Office uses the category list to override IE kill bit checks.

Supported on: At least Windows 7



  1. Do not check
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\com categories
    Value Namecheckofficeole
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Override IE kill bit list
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\com categories
    Value Namecheckofficeole
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Strict allow list
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\com categories
    Value Namecheckofficeole
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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