Disable the Reply to All button in Outlook 2007 (Full Version)

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jimthemcp -> Disable the Reply to All button in Outlook 2007 (12.Oct.2007 11:15:15 AM)

I had a request to disable the Reply To All button for Outlook 2007 clients.  I ran into a couple of issues, so I thought I would post the steps I took to accomplish this feat:

  • Download the admin templates from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=92D8519A-E143-4AEE-8F7A-E4BBAEBA13E7&displaylang=en
  • Extract the templates into a directory
  • Modify the outlk12.adm file with the following changes
  • Goto line 2459 (KEYNAME Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security
  • Move the line VALUENAME PromoteErrorsAsWarnings below this line (it should located under VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0 which causes an error when Group Policy reads the file)
  • Find the line CATEGORY !!L_Disableitemsinuserinterface
  • Add the following lines immediately after that line (this will add the ability to disable the Reply to All button)
  • POLICY "Disable command bar buttons and menu items"
    KEYNAME Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\DisabledCmdBarItemsList
           PART "Enter a command bar ID to disable" LISTBOX
           END PART
           END POLICY

  • Create a GPO
  • Add the outlk12.adm template
  • Browse to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007\Disable items in user interface
  • Open the Properties for Disable command bar buttons and menu items
  • Enable this object
  • Click the Show button and Add 355

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