Can MAPILab Outlook Advanced security 32 bit add-in run on a 64bit Virtual server, Server 2012 R2

My client uses Outlook 2007 32 bit on Windows Server 2012 RS 64 bit virtual server, with all the users running terminal services and individual outlook profiles, not using Exchange server.

I'm trying to handle the outlook allow access security prompt that appears when sending emails via outlook from an Access database or 3rd party application.

I want to install MAPILab Advanced outlook security add-in as this appears to be the most recommended solution from all the forums I've read.

The clients network administrators have concerns about this being a 32 bit add-in and if it's compatible with their 64 bit virtual server.

I've posted a question in MapiLab's support forum 5 days ago but haven't had any response yet
Can the experts please advise if it's safe to install the MAPILab add-in

dave
DBDavegOwnerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Microsoft actually recommends that users use the 32bit version of office because of the add-in  compatibility problem
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
as long as you are using the 32 bit version of outlook it will work.. outlook x64 it will not work
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DBDavegOwnerAuthor Commented:
thanks David, do you know if it's needed for outlook x64 or has microsoft fixed this 'bug' ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
it isn't a bug you need a 64 bit version for outlook 64 and a 32 bit version for outlook x86
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DBDavegOwnerAuthor Commented:
my apologies for not being clear, the 32bit MAPILab add-in is to fix a pesky outlook security prompt when 3rd part applications try to send emails via outlook.
Do you know if the same issue exists for Outlook x64 or has Microsoft fixed the problem with their over exuberant security
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
it isn't a BUG it was introduced to remove a security hole.. Security and convenience are always at odds with each other.. you increase one it decreases the other.  It will never be removed only strengthened
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DBDavegOwnerAuthor Commented:
true I'm with you on that issue.

regards this question, my Client is concerned about what to do when he eventually upgrades to a 64 bit version of Office
Do you know if the same issue exists and MS Access cannot send emails via outlook without a security warning, and a 3rd part add-in not from microsoft is the only solution to fixing it ?
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DBDavegOwnerAuthor Commented:
ok, thanks David for your fast response
I'll leave the question active for another 24 hours to see if anyone else has any comment before closing.
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DBDavegOwnerAuthor Commented:
update FYI
my client installed Outlook 2007 ver 12.0 (32 bit)
and the MAPILAb add-in 32 bit has been working fine without any issue
as David Johnson correctly advised using the 32 bit version of Outlook was a trouble free outcome for us

I can't comment on how the 64 bit ver of Outlook handles access to the address book and attaching files to emails via Access
I would concur with David and use the 32 bit version
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