Suppressing Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 dialog box for Remote Desktop Users / Terminal Server Users

You can do this job through Group Policy and you need additonal administative template for it. Download the package from, Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool

Extract the downloaded package to the server local harddisk then add the template under Administrative Templates -> Add/Remove Templates…;

Use the add button to add the template file \ADM\en-us\office14.adm;

Now you can suppress the Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 dialog box by enabling the Suppress recommended settings dialog setting in the Group Policy setting which is located in the Group Policy Object Editor under User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Classic Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Office 2010 -> Miscellaneous.

Suppress Recommended Setting : Enable.

This setting prevents the Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 dialog box from appearing the first time that a user starts Office 2010. If you enable this setting, the automatic updating feature remains unchanged and the privacy options that control Internet-based services are not enabled.

More setting and details information are available in this link: