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Disabling preview pane in Outlook 2007 through GPO

I would like to permanently disable the preview pane in Outlook 2007 using a GPO (windows 2003). I believe  this option was available in Outlook 2003 but seems to have been in removed in the later version.
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dfxdeimosCommented:
Well you would have to create a custom ADM file that modified this registry setting:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell\open\command

REG_SZ: "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\Outlook.exe" /recycle /nopreview

Creating Custom ADM Files: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738443.aspx

This doesn't prevent the user from turning it back on, just launches it with the pane disabled.

On a side note, why disable the preview pane? It is one of the most useful outlook features.
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fsk007Author Commented:
Thank you for your prompt response. I shall try it and let you know.
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fsk007Author Commented:
Hi, We need to remove the preview pane for security reasons. Is there no way of of making the change permanent so that the users can't switch it back on?
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dfxdeimosCommented:
I have never heard of that security requirement...

There is no way that I have ever heard of to remove the reading pane permanently.
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fsk007Author Commented:
Without going into details, security requirements are rather high at this place. I was thinking of disabling (greying out) the buttons so the users can not bring the Reading pane or the auto preview function back. Just looking at how to make this change.
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dfxdeimosCommented:
I am not aware of anyway to do this.
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fsk007Author Commented:
No problem. Thank you very much for your help.
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