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Prevent The Disabling Of The WDC Outlook Plug-in

Windows Server 2008

    1. Log-in to the Domain Controller and Click Start, Administrative Tools, Group Policy Management
    2. Edit the Default Domain Policy.  It is presumed that the registry value for all domain users will be changed. If only a specific group of users needs this restriction, a new Organizational Unit may be created and linked to a new Group Policy, then the appropriate Group Policy would be edited.
    3. In the left pane, expand User Configuration, Preferences, Windows Settings and click on Registry
    4. From menu bar, Click on Action, New, Registry Item

 

  • From Action, select Update

 

  1. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  2. In the key path: For Outlook 2010 enter: Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security For Outlook 2007 enter: Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security. In a mixed environment of outlook 2010 and 2007, both entries can be created.
  3. In Value name, enter
  4. From Value type, select REG_DWORD
  5. In Value data enter
  6. Click on Common tab, check Item-level targeting and click on Targeting
  7. From New Item, select Registry Match
  8. From Match type, select Key exists
  9. From Hive, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  10. In the key path, enter: Software\FileTrek
  11. From New Item, select Registry Match
  12. From Match type, select Key exists
  13. From Hive, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  14. In the key path, enter: Software\Wow6432Node\FileTrek
  15. Click on Item Options and select Or
  16. Click OK
  17. Click Apply and OK.
  18. Close the Group Policy Management

Windows Server 2003

  1. Create filetrek_outlook.reg, copy the following registry values to it

For Outlook 2010:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security]

" DontDisplayHKLMAddins"= dword:00000001

For Outlook 2007:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security]

" DontDisplayHKLMAddins"= dword:00000001

  1. Create a new OU and link a new Group Policy to it. Then create a new user that is a member of Admin Group under the new OU.
  2. Open Active Directory Users and Computers
  3. Right-click the OU, click Properties and then click the Group Policy tab
  4. Edit the new Group Policy which is created in previous step
  5. In the left pane, expand User Configuration, Windows Settings, Scripts (Logon/Logoff)
  6. Double-Click on Logon then click Add
  7. In Script Name and Script Parameters in order type and then OK
  8. Click Show Files and copy filetrek_outlook.reg into it
  9. Click OK
  10. Close the Group Policy Management
  11. Login to each Windows Client with the new user that is created in previous step.
  12. Reboot the computer
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