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Hide Outlook Addin from Addins Menu

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#1 mattbirk


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:30 AM



I am currently trying to hide a specific Outlook addin to prevent users from being able to disable it. I have found a way to hide all COM addins, but not just the one I want to be able to control. Is this possible?


I have used this link to find out how to hide all addins. 

Also, I looked at LoadBehavior here, but didn't cover anything relevant.


I think there would be some way under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Addins\<addin name>


Thanks in advance!

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 06:21 PM

Wow, I don't know if you can do it that way, but I seem to recall something in macros, which oddly enough affected addins. What version of MS Office are you using?


In Word 2003 and prior, for example, it's Tools Options Security tab, then at the bottom Macro Security, which you set on HIGH (which normally prevents macro execution) and then in the Trusted tab, list that addin.  Now, if the addin is instead in some other program of the same suite, I'd imagine a similar structure exists for doing the same thing.


I don't remember hearing of any Outlook addins, so maybe you're using a much later version.  I don't use later versions, yet maybe the procedure is vaguely similar?

Edited by brainout, 18 July 2015 - 06:24 PM.

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