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    all users in the office have an email account which connects to an exchange 2003 server(the default mailbox), what we want is to deny permissions to users for them to manually add/configure additional email accounts(like hotmail via http, or gmail/yahoo via pop3, etc), so they only have 1 email account active which is the default office email.

    how does one disable user permissions to add/configure additional email accounts in outlook 2003? or would there be a plugin/snapin we can insert onto the ad so we can configure this via the group policies?

    any help appreciated, thank you.

  • #2
    Re: disable other email accounts in outlook 2003

    Ah, google, google, you are so helpful....

    Try this link but if it doesnt work (skipped past some ads), try googling

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    • #3
      Re: disable other email accounts in outlook 2003

      oh thanks heaps.. maybe i need to reword my search string sometimes..


      • #4
        Re: disable other email accounts in outlook 2003


        To disable users from adding other accounts to Outlook, you need to add the Outlook Admin Templates into the GPO Editor. But first you need to download the templates from here:

        Once downloaded, double click and extract the archive to c:\windows\inf (this will be hiden, so make sure you unhide the files).

        Once extracted to the INF Folder, press Start > Run > and type gpedit.msc and click ok. Note, this will not work with MS Home, Only Pro and 2000/2003.

        Under User Configeration, right click Administrative Templates and Select Add / Remove Templates. Click Add then browse to C:\windows\inf.

        Select the file Outlk11.adm and click Open, then close. Click the + to expand the Admin Templates folder, and in there you shouls see Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. Click into the folder and select Miscellaneous then doubleclick Prevent users from adding e-mail account types and select Enable. Then check the types you would like to lock down. Then click OK.

        Close and reopen outlook and you or the user will not be able to add any account.

        Hope this helps.
        Last edited by Micron; 17th September 2006, 14:01.
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