Turn off autoarchive by default in Outllook 2007 through registry

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AutoArchive
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Microsoft Windows 7
Outlook .PST Files
Outlook 2007 rules
Registry Key
Windows 7 deployment
I have a situation where I need to create a Windows 7 image for general deployment.  My organization wants autoarchive to be turned off, but is unwilling to implement group policies to make this happen.  So now I need a way to have autoarchive disabled by default when users login and setup their email and I need this baked into the image via a registry hack.  I know of ways to get rid of all .pst functionality, but we want users to have the option of using autoarchive if they choose to.  We just don't want our less knowledgeable users to suddenly freak because their e-mail has disappeared.  I've googled and googled to no avail.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 7, Outlook 2007

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Turn off Outlook AutoArchive by default at install but leave it available for user configuration:

When creating your Office or Outlook transform (.msp for 2007 / 2010) goto section:
Features | Modify user settings
Micorosft Outlook |Outlook Options | Other | Advanced
Select AutoArchive Settings – set to DISABLED

Save the .msp and use it to install Outlook (or Office with Outlook).

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  • Cfalk
    Thanks for the response, but that guide explains how to add reg key that removes the autoarchive option entirely. I need it to be available for those who want to use it, but disabled by default.
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  • Cfalk
    Again, thank you EmNichs for your willingness to help, but the linked article doesn't help me. The reg edits described remove autoarchive and pst functionality entirely. This is not what I need.
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  • Technochic
    Your question specifically says : "So now I need a way to have autoarchive disabled by default when users login and setup their email and I need this baked into the image via a registry hack." So if this is not what you want, please elaborate. Thanks.
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  • Cfalk
    Hi Technochic. The very next line after the one you quoted reads "I know of ways to get rid of all .pst functionality, but we want users to have the option of using autoarchive if they choose to." The links that had been provided gave instructions for adding a reg key that removes the ability to use autoarchive at all. The new answer from Pjb0222 looks very promising. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my question!
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