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Need help finding a script that will remove outlook express from Windows XP

Need help finding a script that will remove Outlook Express from Windows XP
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USBMHC
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speshalystCommented:
Not sure if you have a specific reason for asking a "script"...
But you could remove it from Add/remove programs ... Windows Components ..
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USBMHCAuthor Commented:
Ya I'm building a login script to remove it from all our systems.
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MereteCommented:
I don't believe you can,
Because it is an integralpart of windows you can disable it manually. But remove it completely no.

here is how to manually remove the main core elements.
This involves renaiming lots of things such as directories, then you will have to track down the regestry removing registry keys and rename files. remove the windows updates associated with outlook express. The list is quite exhaustive and not for the inexperienced. Make a backup of the system first.
How to manually remove and reinstall Outlook Express << just dont re-install.
Also IE is associated with outlook express.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q263837
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eocsloCommented:
To remove just Outlook Express, create a text file that contains:

[Components]
OEAccess = off

then use the following command:

sysocmgr.exe /i:%windir%\inf\sysoc.inf /u:{file}.txt /q /r

Note: I usually remove games and messenger also. Here is what my entire text file looks like:

[Components]
Freecell = off
Hearts = off
ZoneGames = off
Minesweeper = off
Solitaire = off
Spider = off
Pinball = off
Games = Off
msnexplr = off
msmsgs = off
OEAccess = off
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MereteCommented:
eocslo this is dated 2007
Funny though 4 years later windows 7 comes along and doesnt have any email client
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