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Downloads:

6,040

Downloads of v 0.0.1:

6,040

Last Update:

23 Jun 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • bcurran3

Tags:

bcurran3 office disable macros

Disable Office Macros (Config)

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0.0.1 | Updated: 23 Jun 2018

Downloads:

6,040

Downloads of v 0.0.1:

6,040

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • bcurran3

Disable Office Macros (Config) 0.0.1

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Office 2013 or 2016 to be installed.

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Disable Office Macros (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Disable Office Macros (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Disable Office Macros (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade disableofficemacros-winconfig -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade disableofficemacros-winconfig -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install disableofficemacros-winconfig
  win_chocolatey:
    name: disableofficemacros-winconfig
    version: '0.0.1'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'disableofficemacros-winconfig' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.0.1'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller disableofficemacros-winconfig
{
    Name     = "disableofficemacros-winconfig"
    Version  = "0.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'disableofficemacros-winconfig':
  ensure   => '0.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 12 Jul 2018.

Description

WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?

This package is for those who want to make their Microsoft Office installation more secure by disabling macros. Macros are a common method used by ransomware viruses. If you don't have a need for them, you should disable them! This package is designed for "normal" users as well as sysadmins who have to constantly configure computers and make sure they are all the same. Sure, sysadmins could use GPO to do this, but not all computers are in a domain. Good thing you have access to Chocolatey! I put Chocolatey on just about every box I touch... so I made this Chocolatey package for super simple disabling of Office macros, well, really so I can add it to my setup scripts. This is part of a series of "-winconfig" packages for configuration automation. Others include desktopicons-winconfig, explorer-winconfig, homepages-winconfig, and taskbar-winconfig

FEATURES:

This package disables VBA macros in Office 2013 and 2016 using Group Policy registry settings. After installing this package users will NOT be able to change their Macro Settings in the Trust Center.

  • Disables VBA macros for Access
  • Disables VBA macros for Excel
  • Disables VBA macros for Outlook
  • Disables VBA macros for PowerPoint
  • Disables VBA macros for Project
  • Disables VBA macros for Publisher
  • Disables VBA macros for Word

There is no upgrade path for this package. disableofficemacros-winconfig is a "one and done" package. Settings changes only effect the currently logged in user. Settings will be removed upon uninstall. It is recommended to reinstall again with -force under different user accounts.

If you find disableofficemacros-winconfig useful, please consider donating: https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations

PACKAGE NOTES


tools\.SkipAutoUninstaller
 
tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$packageName = 'disableofficemacros-winconfig'

# Office 2013
if (Test-Path -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0")
    {
	$found = "true"
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0"	-ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Access" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Access\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Excel" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Excel\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 	 	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\MS Project" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\MS Project\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Publisher" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Publisher\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 

	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Access\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Excel\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Security" -Name "level" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\MS Project\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 
     Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Publisher\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Write-Host "** Office 2013 macros disabled. **" -foreground magenta
    }

# Office 2016
if (Test-Path -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0")
    {
	$found = "true"
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0"	-ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Access" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Access\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Excel" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Excel\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\MS Project" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\MS Project\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Publisher" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Publisher\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Word" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 New-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Word\Security" -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 	 	 

	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Access\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Excel\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Security" -Name "level" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\MS Project\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
     Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Publisher\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null	 
	 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Word\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -Value 4 -Type DWord -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
	 Write-Host "** Office 2016 macros disabled. **" -foreground magenta
    }

if ($found){
	} else {
	  Write-Host "Office not found. Aborting..." -foreground yellow
	  throw
	}
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
$packageName = 'disableofficemacros-winconfig'

# Office 2013
if (Test-Path -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0")
    {
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Access\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
     Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Excel\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Security" -Name "level" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\MS Project\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
     Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Publisher\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Write-Host "** Removing Office 2013 macro security settings. **" -foreground magenta
    }

# Office 2016
if (Test-Path -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0")
    {
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Access\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
     Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Excel\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Security" -Name "level" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\MS Project\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue	 
     Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Publisher\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Word\Security" -Name "VBAWarnings" -ea SilentlyContinue
	 Write-Host "** Removing Office 2016 macro security settings. **" -foreground magenta
    }

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