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We have our Templates for Office 2003 located in a shared location \servername\Templates$ This is also the location of our Word Startup Folder. Both settings are set in a User Group Policy. This has been working for Word forever. Now we have a company who is making a Powerpoint template for us. They are trying to refer to the network location by reading the registry setting SharedTemplates that is supposed to be located at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\General

The problem is that there is no such registry entry there. But Word is working. So I am trying to find out how Word knows the network location, so that the Powerpoint template can get the same location. I really do not want to hard code the location into the Powerpoint Addin. Thanks!

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You can use regshot to find defferences in registry with enabled setting in group policy and with disabled one.

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You might try changing the template location setting on a sacrificial sample computer to a string of gibberish, and then searching the registry for that same string.

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