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Can Outlook Toolbars be controlled through Group Policy

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Is there anyway to customize the Outlook standard toolbar using group policy?  We are using Office 200 - 2003 and would like to disable one of the standard toolbar icons.
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Yes, you can use the outlk.adm file to disable items in the user interface.  You must obtain the IDs of the items.  Here is a link that will help you programmatically get them.  http://www.outlookcode.com/d/vb.htm.  You will have to register on the site to get the code.
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I used your link and determined the ID of the button I want to disable...so all I have to do is add that number to the "Disable command bar buttons & menu items" in the custom folder of Disable items?  
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Yup
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I would test it first, however.  
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Sorry for taking so long, I'm having trouble figuring out which ID I need to use.  I am trying to disable the "Send Mail" button on new messages since our database software has a send mail addin that sends the mail and records the message in the database.  Some of our users aren't using the right button, we we've decided to try disabling the Outlook send mail button.  If you happen to know which id that is, that would be great..if not, I'll keep trying...
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ouch.  I have never done that one.  When we had to do that one, we used a custom message form, and manipulated the toolbars that way.  I don't know offhand which one the Send button is.  The site that I forwarded earlier is pretty much an authority on Outlook so I would further search that site if I were you.

I have a couple of Outlook programming books that I can also look through later this afternoon, so hope this isn't a rush.
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No rush...
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Okay, I found nothing in any of my reference guides on the send button.  As I said, we used a custom form
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The code for the send button is 2617
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Thanks for looking..I may lcheck further into custom forms, but your help was enough to get done what I needed to.
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If anyone is interested, the Control ID to disable the Send/Receive button is 5488.
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Use this free tool to easily find control IDs:  http://www.add-in-express.com/products/commandbars-controls-ids.php

It's AWESOME!  Disabled Send/Receive button and the associated menu bar items (including the F9 key)...
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