Disable add-ins in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Explain add-ins. How could one disable the add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2003 properly?
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is a personal data manager and e-mail client server. It includes many features like Calendar, Tasks and Contact Management etc. The application could be used along with Microsoft Exchange Server which provides enhanced functions for multiple users in the organization. It also provides facilities such as shared mailboxes, calendars and meeting time allocation. This software is designed to provide privacy to user-information. Other users could not use your Microsoft Outlook software as they do not know your password. Although it is a mail client packed with features, you can still add more functionality by means of add-ins. Add-ins are third party tools that seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Outlook 2003.
The techniques to disable the add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2003 are given below:
- Disable using COM Add-ins
- Disable using Add-in Manager
- Disable using Registry
Disable using COM Add-ins
In order to disable add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2003 you need to open COM Add-ins in Outlook 2003. For opening COM Add-ins in MS Outlook 2003 you need to select Tools. From the list of options you need to select ‘Other’, then select Advanced Options. From the list of Advanced Options you can see the option to open COM Add-ins. After selecting this option you need to uncheck the add-ins you do not need.
Disable using Add-in Manager
In order to disable add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2003, you need to open Add-ins Manager in MS Outlook 2003. For opening Add-ins Manager, select Tools. From the list of options you need to select ‘Options’ and select ‘Advanced Options’. After selecting this Advanced Options you could see the option to select Add-ins Manager. Then you need to uncheck the add-ins you do not need.
You could disable add-ins by using the Registry. To open the system Registry, open Start and select Run. In the run textbox you need to type regedit. Then you cold see Windows Registry Editor. There you need to navigate to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice OutlookAddins'. Finally you need to look at all subkeys of Addins. To disable a particular add-in, set its 'LoadBehavior' key to 2.
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