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Does anyone know how to restrict Outlook 2003 delegation in GPO or any work arounds - The guy that signs my check does not want this to happen anymore!
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You want to disable access to delegates in Outlook?

This is the Exchange server topic area, so you may get better luck in the Outlook TA.

As far as I am aware though, it is not possible through either a server change or a Group Policy change.
If you want to disable access then you need to script the deletion of this file: DLGSETP.ECF
It will usually be found in the addins folder under the usual Microsoft Office installation point.

However this will not disable the operation of delegates and anyone who has already setup the feature will find that it continues to work, just they cannot modify it.

Simon.
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Oh sorry about posting here - I was thinking this was an exchange policy I could modify in GPO -

Anyway thanks for you help -

So far what I did in GPO was disable the add in manager in GPO - So no one can reinstall the delegates option - But if you dont mind, can you help me out with the scritp to delete this file


This is the default file location

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ADDINS

Thanks


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something likes this

Delete C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ADDINS\DLGSETP.ECF

.bat

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or adding to the login in script

Del C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ADDINS\DLGSETP.ECF
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Something like that would do the job.
Another thing you could do is rename it. Then if anyone does need access, simply name the file back again.

Simon.
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Okay I have an update I was able to delete the file via a vb script - But if the user goes back to delegates outlook automatically reinstalls it! Any ideas of how I can stop this
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Here is my scrip that works - But like I said the file gets reinstalled when a user adds a delegate by Outlook

deletefile "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ADDINS\DLGSETP.ECF"

function DeleteFile(WhatFile)
dim fso, fh
on Error Resume Next
set fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.DeleteFile(WhatFile)
Set fh = fso.CreateTextFile("C:\DeleteFile.txt")
if Err Then
  fh.WriteLine("Error while deleting '" & WhatFile & "': [" & Err.Number & "]: " & Err.Description)
Else
  fh.WriteLine("'" & WhatFile & "' was deleted successfully")
End If
fh.Close
End Function
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That sounds like Outlook is repairing itself. However it is the only way I know of for blocking access.

You could try putting a pointer question in the Outlook TA.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/
This is more of an Outlook issue than an Exchange issue.

Simon.
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