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Removing Outlook Option From SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to remove/disable the Outlook sync option? Thanks!
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 10:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    If you want to remove "Connect to Outlook" option from site menu from server site, you can use the following method:

     

    1.       On your SharePoint server, copy the file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Templates\ControlTemplates\DefaultTemplates.ascx and rename it to anything for e.g. HideOutlookLinkandAlertMe.ascx and remove the following section which enables and shows "Connect to Outlook" by doing so will override the SharePoint default file DeafultTemplates.ascx file and the “Connect to Outlook” menu items.

     

    <SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate

    ID="OfflineButton"

    Description="<%$Resources:wss,ToolBarWorkOfflineOutlookDescription%>"

    PermissionsString="UseClientIntegration"

    PermissionContext="CurrentList"

    MenuGroupId="400"

    Sequence="100"

    ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/MenuPIM.gif"

    UseShortId="true"

    runat="server"/>

     

    2.       Run iisreset /noforce command.

     

    If you just want to disable Outlook option from client, you can refer to the following article:

     

    How to turn off Windows SharePoint Services features in Outlook 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831057

     

    You can also use group policy to achieve that.

     

    1.       In the Group Policy snap-in, load the Outlook 2003 template (Outlk11.adm).

    2.       Under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\SharePoint Integration, double-click Disable SharePoint integration in Outlook.

    3.       Select Enabled to enable configuring the policy.

    4.       Select Check to disable SharePoint integration in Outlook, then click OK.

     

    For detailed information about Office policy templates, please refer to the following article:

     

    Administrators can use Office policy templates with the Group Policy settings of Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826170

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Rock Wang


    Rock Wang– MSFT
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:07 AM

All replies

  • try this (I am assuming you are using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server as you havent stated)

    this blog post from Jose Barreto's Blog can help - http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2007/01/27/enabling-and-disabling-sharepoint-integration-in-outlook-2007.aspx

    It turns out there is a 2007 version of that setting, but it was moved to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\WSS\Disable. If you set that to 0, the message goes away. It's also important to note that the Office 2007 setup carried that setting from the old 2003 location and that's why it was there in the first place, even though nobody (but Office 2007 Setup and Outlook 2007) knew the new location.


    Sharepoint Customiser
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:32 PM
  • Hi,

     

    If you want to remove "Connect to Outlook" option from site menu from server site, you can use the following method:

     

    1.       On your SharePoint server, copy the file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Templates\ControlTemplates\DefaultTemplates.ascx and rename it to anything for e.g. HideOutlookLinkandAlertMe.ascx and remove the following section which enables and shows "Connect to Outlook" by doing so will override the SharePoint default file DeafultTemplates.ascx file and the “Connect to Outlook” menu items.

     

    <SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate

    ID="OfflineButton"

    Description="<%$Resources:wss,ToolBarWorkOfflineOutlookDescription%>"

    PermissionsString="UseClientIntegration"

    PermissionContext="CurrentList"

    MenuGroupId="400"

    Sequence="100"

    ImageUrl="/_layouts/images/MenuPIM.gif"

    UseShortId="true"

    runat="server"/>

     

    2.       Run iisreset /noforce command.

     

    If you just want to disable Outlook option from client, you can refer to the following article:

     

    How to turn off Windows SharePoint Services features in Outlook 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831057

     

    You can also use group policy to achieve that.

     

    1.       In the Group Policy snap-in, load the Outlook 2003 template (Outlk11.adm).

    2.       Under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\SharePoint Integration, double-click Disable SharePoint integration in Outlook.

    3.       Select Enabled to enable configuring the policy.

    4.       Select Check to disable SharePoint integration in Outlook, then click OK.

     

    For detailed information about Office policy templates, please refer to the following article:

     

    Administrators can use Office policy templates with the Group Policy settings of Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826170

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Rock Wang


    Rock Wang– MSFT
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:07 AM
  • If we modify the 12 hive to remove the option, doesn't that mean MS will no longer support it?
    Thursday, October 1, 2009 4:58 PM