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Friday, May 17, 2013

Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon customizations

In Office 2013 the default location of Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon customizations is still saved in to AppData\local folder by default and because of these settings do not roam.

In order for Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon customizations to follow the roaming profile we can set a GPO.

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2013\Global Options\Customize\Allow roaming of all user customizations


Setting this will for example create officeUI files in the AppData\Roaming\Microsoft instead of AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office.

When deploying Office 2013 you can, as an alternative to the GPO, set this in the Microsoft Office Customization Tool.


You can find the link for Office 2013 admx files needed in order to create the GPO here:


  1. Thanks Lars, this helped me. We are using non-persistent desktop in VDI, and this will give my users one less thing to complain about. :)

  2. Thanks Lars.
    I wanted to implement this by just adding it to the registry, without dealing with a GPO or the Customizattion tool, so I created the following .reg file which works nicely:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    This will be part of a mandatory roaming profile for my users (I haven't actually tested it yet after roaming, but I've done the same thing with previous versions of Office).


  3. Thanks, very helpful for me.
    I have used adm template via GPO.