Outlook anywhere auto configuration disable


  • hi,

    i am having problem with outlook anywhere settings.

    my company we are using exchange 2010 and enable outlook anywhere also.

    my problem is when i configure outlook 2007 to exchange server its automatically configuring and outlook anywhere( connected to Microsoft exchange using  HTTP) setting also  configure  automatically because of that every time asking user name and password to connect outlook 2007 to exchange server.

    i need to disable outlook anywhere  auto configuration because some computers are desktop.

    help me






    Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:47 PM


All replies

  • You could see it the updated ADM template fits your need with Group Policy, or if you must use a script.

    Configure Outlook Anywhere settings for all users via Group Policy

    "So today I came across a requirement to disable Outlook Anywhere on all desktop computers ..."

    VBS Script to disable Outlook Anywhere


    MCTS: Messaging | MCSE: S+M
    Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:20 PM
  • Hello Bino,

    Jon provided some of the good articles and that should work for you.

    If you want to disable Outlook Anywhere only than you can do it from EMC or EMS. 


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog:
    Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:36 PM
  • Hi Bino,

    You can disable outlook anywhere for users using one of the following methods:

    1- Group policy
    2- Or per user basis using the following cmdelt:
    Set-CASMailbox –Identity –MAPIBlockOutlookRpcHttp:$true

    For example if you have 100 users in Marketing Organizational Unit, and you want to block outlook anywhere for them, you need to run the below cmdlet:
    Get-User –OranizationalUnit “Marketing OU” | Set-CASMailbox –MAPIBlockOutlookRpcHttp:$true

    For more info regarding Set-CASMailbox, kindly check this technet:

    you can use a group policy to disable and enable outlook anywhere.
    Check the below link to Configure Outlook Anywhere settings for all users via Group Policy: (Jon has mentioned)

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    Monday, June 20, 2011 6:48 AM
  • hi, all,


    i don't want to disbale outlook anywhere, coz our most staff are using outlook anywhere. some of the desktop with outlook 2007 have  problem its automatically creating outlook anywhere settings, i am not able to remove the settings also coz after restart its coming again.

    this is the problem with outlook 2007 ?



    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:11 PM
  • I have had no problems with Outlook 2007 or 2010 but for the last 2 weeks I have had nothing but problems on Outlook 2013 on my desktop.  I installed 2013 in late March and had no problems until about 2 weeks ago and it has been gradually getting worse.  Now I keep getting about half of my emails bounced back to me.  I disable it on my desktop and it re-enables itself.  My laptop uses Outlook 2007 and works perfectly and I need it on my laptop.  I am considering going back to Outlook 2010 on my desktop until Microsoft figures what is wrong with this feature or whether it is an Outlook issue or an Exchange issue.  I should be able to disable it on my desktop without disabling it on my laptop.
    Monday, May 20, 2013 4:06 PM