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Outlook 2003 cannot scan to email - error "The Operation Failed"

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I have a customer that has a new HP AIO ptr/scan/fax device setup and the scanner works OK but cannot send scanned image via Outlook 2003 email .. only get a small MS Office Outlook window with the error message "The Operation Failed" and click on OK button.  NOT a good error message or description in my opinion!
Also tried Read Iris 11 scanner pgm which scans OK too but gives the same exact error when trying to attach the scanned image file automatically to an email.
We need to get the Scan to Email function to work with this customer please!

Any ideas WHY this does not work properly?  

Thanks,
Shane
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Does the PC have Acrobat installed?   If so, disable the Acrobat Add-in and see if this resolves the issue.

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mug
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WHERE do I disable the Acrobat Add-in .. from inside Outlook?
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Can someone please help me with this question?

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Shane
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Hi,

To view and disable COM Add-ins in Outlook 2003, navigate to:
“Tools->Other->Advanced Options->COM Add-ins…” and uncheck the Add-ins you do not need.

You can also do this in the registry [and will be necessary if the Acrobat add-in is not listed using the above method]:

Run regedit*.   Start >> Run >> type regedit

Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ Outlook\Addins”.

Look at all subkeys of Addins. Those are Add-ins you have installed. To disable a particular Add-in, set its “LoadBehavior” key to 2.

* – as always be very careful while performing registry modifications.

Do not forget to restart Outlook after making these changes.

http://blog.techhit.com/5527-how-to-find-and-disable-outlook-2003-add-ins-and-plugins

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mug
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Discovered that the VIPRE AV firewall was blocking this scanning function.  Works OK now.

Thanks,
Shane
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