Automation Security


This policy setting controls whether macros can run in an Office 2016 application that is opened programmatically by another application. If you enable this policy setting you can choose from three options for controlling macro behavior in Excel PowerPoint and Word when the application is opened programmatically:

- Disable macros by default - All macros are disabled in the programmatically opened application.
- Macros enabled (default) - Macros can run in the programmatically opened application. This option enforces the default configuration in Excel PowerPoint and Word.
- User application macro security level - Macro functionality is determined by the setting in the 'Macro Settings' section of the Trust Center.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting when a separate program is used to launch Microsoft Excel PowerPoint or Word programmatically any macros can run in the programmatically opened application without being blocked.


Policy Path: Microsoft Office 2016\Security Settings
Policy Setting Name: Automation Security

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References: 800-53|CM-7(2)

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: f413c774faf497c98620679dd0c32a131e60bb393538331c41c61eb2d9585d8b