How to disable Personal Folders in Outlook 2003

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We use Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003. Is there a way to prevent users from using Personal Folders with Outlook 2003?

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I don’t know of a way to disable the ability on the server, because personal folders are an Outlook capability, but you can remove the personal folders from the services by going to tools-email accounts and selecting change an existing account. Then remove the personal folders. You can import all of their existing email prior to doing this so they don’t lose anything.

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  • Develish
    There is a registry hack you will have to do. I remember reading about it, after doing some searching in Google. Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base article 895515. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;896515 Hope this helps. Regards
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    There is a registry hack you will have to do. I remember reading about it, after doing some searching in Google. Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base article 895515. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;896515 Hope this helps. Regards
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  • Develish
    Sorry, about the typo error. The correct KB article is 896515 not what I typed. The link is correct. The Registry Key is DisablePST. You can use that as a keyword in your Google search also. However, couple of observations. 1. The registry modifications need to be done on a per-user basis. So if you have a lot of users, you will have some work to do. 2. You will need to apply Office SP2. Otherwise, users can add the Personal Folder service even after you apply the registry modification. And needless to say, PLEASE be careful when using RegEdit. If possible create a system restore point. Kind regards Devesh
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    Sorry, about the typo error. The correct KB article is 896515 not what I typed. The link is correct. The Registry Key is DisablePST. You can use that as a keyword in your Google search also. However, couple of observations. 1. The registry modifications need to be done on a per-user basis. So if you have a lot of users, you will have some work to do. 2. You will need to apply Office SP2. Otherwise, users can add the Personal Folder service even after you apply the registry modification. And needless to say, PLEASE be careful when using RegEdit. If possible create a system restore point. Kind regards Devesh
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