Adding Network Trusted Location on MS O365 Word per Computer Registry Setting

Jul 15, 2021
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Hello Everyone,

One of our application needs to have access to a network folder on MS Word which is in Trusted Location. I am trying to add a Network Trusted Location in Ms Word. We are using O365.

In regedit HKCU, the setting that I made works, but I have a problem when I add it to HKLM ( Setting per Machine).

This is what I did:

In regedit HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Ofice\16.0\Word,

1- created Security\Trusted Locations\Location4

2- on Trusted Location I added AllowNetworkLocations DWORD value = 1

3- on Location4 I added AllowSubfolders DWORD value = 1

DATE, string Value = date

Description, String Value = descrption

Path, String Value = our network path

It creates the network path on Trusted Locations under Policy Location. The problem is, although I did AllowNetworkLocations DWORD value = 1 on Trusted Location, but it does not do check mark for "Allow Trusted Locations on my network (not recommended) in MS word ,and our application give us error " Microsoft Word Security Notice Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern"

It looks like "Allow Trusted Locations on my network (not recommended)" in word it just can be set up per registry setting on HKCU.

I will appreciate if someone knows how can do this setting on HKLM.


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