Solved

Outlook Forms not working anymore in Outlook SP3

Posted on 2008-10-03
4
900 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Dear all

A Short time ago we've implemented Office 2003 SP3.
In Office 2003 SP2 user's could doubleclick an *.oft file from their desktop and the form opened directly without any problem.
In Office 2003 SP3 the problem is that if the user doubleclicks the ".oft file a new mail will be generated instead of opening the form!
One workaround is to go to outlook, open the "choose form" menu and select the right form, but this not that comfortable like it was before rolling out SP3!

Does somebody know a hint or workaround for this problem?

Thanx and kind regards
Marcel
0
Comment
Question by:mz_claridenleu
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
JoWickerman earned 250 total points
ID: 22632341
Hi mz_claridenleu,

The solution to this problem is to change two entires in the registry which disable the new security properties available in Office 2003 SP3. These two options will revert Outlook 2003 SP3 back to it's SP2 form security settings.

Create the following keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Mail
"AllowTNEFtoCreateProps"=dword:00000000
"AllowMSGFilestoCreateProps"=dword:00000001

This is especially helpful because Service Pack 3 cannot be removed, you must uninstall all of Office 2003 and reinstall.

Let me know if this solves you issue!

Cheers.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mz_claridenleu
ID: 22632593
Hi JoWickerman

Thanx very much for your very fast help.
We tried on several pc's and on most of them it is working.
On one (until now) it is not working but maybe there might be another problem.

Thanx again
Kind regards
Marcel
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:JoWickerman
ID: 22632662
Pleasure!!!

I'm glad I could help!!!

You should let me know if I can help with the last one...
0
 

Author Comment

by:mz_claridenleu
ID: 22633671
Hi again

The Problem was just that one of the guys didn't close Outlook while importing the Registery Keys.
After closing Outlook, importing the Keys and restarting Outlook it was ok.

Thnx and regards
Marcel
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Large Outlook files lead to various unwanted errors and corruption issues. Furthermore, large outlook files can also make Outlook take longer to start-up, search, navigate, and shut-down. So, In this article, i will discuss a method to make your Out…
How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

634 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question