Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by kcsteel » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 03:06:23


I need to find a way to prohibit access to the "COM Add-ins" list so
that users cannot remove a COM add-in I have deployed. I do not want to
restrict access to the entire "Options" menu selection under the
"Tools" menu. Ideally, the "COM Add-Ins" button under Tools -> Options
-> other (tab) -> advanced (button) should be greyed out. Anyone know
of a group policy or reg setting for this?

TIA
 
 
 

Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by kcsteel » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 03:07:29

P.S This is in Outlook 2003

 
 
 

Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by Alvin Brun » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 05:57:51

what's the reason for this?

end-users should have the right to remove any COM add-ins that they find
obtrusive. In fact, if you take away that right, how are they going to
remove misbehaving COM add-ins? How are they going to enable disabled COM
add-ins?

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Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by kcsteel » Fri, 10 Mar 2006 21:59:43

First of all in this organization we do not have any com add-ins
deployed so any aspect relating to self-management of com add-ins is
not an issue. Secondly this com add-in is for a security reason and
removing it would render an outlook session vulnerable to what the com
add-in is protecting against.

That being said, do you actually know how to disable it or are you just
spouting off?
 
 
 

Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by Alvin Brun » Sat, 11 Mar 2006 00:04:29

>That being said, do you actually know how to disable it or are you just
spouting off?
wow. My day is done here.

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Alvin Bruney [MVP ASP.NET]

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Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by kcsteel » Sat, 11 Mar 2006 00:26:25

Exactly. Anyone with any real help?
 
 
 

Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by newsreader » Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:20:54

Please be aware that unpatient responses do not increase the
disposition of other readers to answer your questions.

Only COM add-ins installed by the user / for the user are listed in the
COM add-in dialog. These add-ins are registered under HKCU\Software\
etc.
If you want to install the COM add-in in a corporate environment for
all users, you must register them under the HKLM\Software tree.

You'll find the appropriate information in the following MSDN article:
"How to configure an Office COM Add-In for all users on a system"
Article ID : 290868
Last Review : August 30, 2004

Kind regards
Peter
MCP, MCAD
 
 
 

Prohibiting access to COM Add-ins list

Post by kcsteel » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 02:31:33

Thanks a lot Peter!