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Global Disabling of Reading Pane Outlook 2003

By yibkeith+techrepublic ·
Hello,

I have been looking everywhere, trying to figure out how to disable the reading pane in Outlook 2003. Nothing has worked.

The TC1D1 for previous versions was 5514. What is the Control Bar ID for 2003? No one seems to have the answer.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsList
Valuename: TC1D1
Valuetype: String
Value: 5514

And yes, I know all about the pros and cons of this. I am disabling the reading pane because I am an implementer of policy, not a decider. I know it is a dumb idea.

Thanks,
Keith Young
Systems Administrator
DLA J6-Europe

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Reading pane

by p.j.hutchison In reply to Global Disabling of Readi ...

I have also looked into this and there does not seem to be an option to turn it off permanently. I am afraid you will have to live with it for the time being...

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you can't

by Triathlete1981 In reply to Reading pane

it's hard coded in the software.

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and by the way...

by Triathlete1981 In reply to you can't

what a stupid policy

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why is it stupid?

by sgt_shultz In reply to Global Disabling of Readi ...

doesn't code run when you read a message?
wouldn't it be more secure to turn off the preview pane? ms says you can't get a virus that way but do you believe them?
what about the outlook resource kit
thank you everyone for your post, this was all news to me.
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It's not stupid it's secure

by Vern Anderson In reply to why is it stupid?

I have never found an answer either but I know if you start Outlook with the command line parameter...

<Office path\Office version>Outlook.exe /Nopreview

...preview pane will be off during that session. Users can turn it on from the view menu. The Office Resource Kit sounds like a good idea. You should look into that as well.

-VERN

PS I've also read in a non MS document that /safe:1 (safemode with a colon 1) does the trick too.

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Info about the GPO templates

by Vern Anderson In reply to It's not stupid it's secu ...

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011513711033.aspx

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/policies.htm

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Reading Pane Outlook 2007

by mhester In reply to Global Disabling of Readi ...

Can the reading pane be disabled the same way in Outlook 2007?

Thanks,
Monty Hester
Project Manager

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