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In Outlook 2010, for basically all email attachments (sent from internal or external sources), but most importantly Word and Excel files, I want to force Protected View on, and prevent editing (so hide that Enable Edit button) for Outlook email attachments. But I want to allow printing the document while in that mode\view. Can that be done? via GPO or registry or any other way?

Basically users get emails with attachments, they too often double-click, open the word document, click Enable Editing and work away while this file is in that remote temporary location - then they wonder where all their changes went when they can't find the file. I know about making that location read only, that doesn't work when you first click Forward, then open the attachment, work on it, hope it's being saved, then save and\or send it. It's a nice workflow, it's just dangerous. If I can set Protected Mode to Block Save it would be great, the problem is, this also prevents printing.

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You can use AD RMS. - technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753531(v=ws.10).aspx –  joeqwerty Sep 28 '12 at 22:17
updated my question. RMS still an option here? I suspect no but not sure. –  Jordan W. Sep 28 '12 at 23:29
Oh, you're trying to fix a user problem with a technical solution. My suggestion would be to educate the users on how to save the attachment to the appropriate location before they edit it or use Save As after they've edited it and save it to the appropriate location. I realize this isn't the answer you want, but this is a slippery slope... what else will you need to do because users are uninformed or lazy? –  joeqwerty Sep 28 '12 at 23:33
I have a job in part because users are lazy and don't like to do what my trainers, who have jobs because users are uninformed, teach them to do, or not to do. So thank you for your suggestion, we tell them that over and over, but since the software allows an easier\lazier way, why wouldn't people try it? I do. So I think it's a Microsoft problem and perhaps there is a convenient solution. –  Jordan W. Sep 29 '12 at 14:14
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