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Disable EV plugin remotely

Created: 01 Aug 2012 • Updated: 01 Aug 2012 | 6 comments
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Hi folks,

Just wondering does anyone know of a way to disable the plugin from loading in Outlook remotely, perhaps via a registry setting? Our client messaging team is wondering if there was a method, from a troubleshooting point of view. I know the plugin can be disabled via settings in Outlook, which they may fall back on, but I think they'd like a unobtrusive method if possible

 

We're on EV8 with Outlook 2003

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JesusWept3's picture

To Enable:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\EnterpriseVault.DesktopUI]
"LoadBehavior"=dword:00000003

To Disable:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\EnterpriseVault.DesktopUI]
"LoadBehavior"=dword:00000002

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JesusWept3's picture

oh, and that requires a restart of outlook, sorry

TonySterling's picture

I believe you can do this from the Registry.  Look for EnterpriseVault.DesktopUI in either 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins

To disable all the add-ins, just use Group Policy to delete or rename the Addins to OldAddins.

To disable certain add-in, locate to the add-in under Addins, in the right panel, there is a subkey named LoadBehavior, set the value to '2' to disable it.

 

edit..late by 20 seconds but will leave my post as it mentions the other possible registry key.  :)

JesusWept3's picture

One thing you may want to look out for though is the policy that re-enables the outlook add-in, it might end up kicking in and trying to re-enable itself, rendering the option a bit useless

ianG's picture

Yep, have that desktop policy setting set to 'do not re-enable' - thanks