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Configuring MS Office Macro Settings

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What is Configuring MS Office Macro Settings?

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Configuring Microsoft Office (MS) Macro Settings is tailoring your MS Office settings, in particular in word and excel, to stop malicious macros from automatically running on your computer. The settings are configured by Jam Cyber and we can work with you to make sure these settings don’t impede your ability to undertake your daily job.. You can read more about Configuring MS Office Macro Settings benefits here.

Installing Configuring MS Office Macro Settings

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MS Office Macro Settings are configured as part of the Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM) Platform installation. Please view the RMM Install Guide here: RMM Install Guide

Using Configuring MS Office Macro Settings

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For most users, new macro settings will have no impact on daily operations. For those that utilise macros, in particular in MS Excel, you will be prompted to approve the running of macros when you open files. If you trust the file or you have created the file, then it is ok to run the macro or ‘enable content.’

Best Practice Tips:
  1. The most common way malicious macros enter a computer system is via an email or website. If you are prompted to run a macro after opening an email, or after downloading something online, the safest option is to reject this macro.
  2. If you purposefully download a macro to run but you are not sure if it is safe, please contact your Internal ICT Manager to check this for you.

Troubleshooting Configuring MS Office Macro Settings

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To update macro settings please send the following details to your ICT Manager who can process the request if appropriate:

  1. Identify which program needs updating and specifically, what additional macro functions you required.
  2. Highlight why you need these functions to be released.
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