Disable Email Autocomplete with Group Policy

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Scott, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Does anyone know if there is an option to disable Autocomplete (email
    address) for Outlook 2003, in Group Policy?
    Scott, Feb 23, 2006
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    Ronny Ong Guest

    Yes, but it is a little hard to find. After you add outlk11.adm to your
    Administrative Templates, drill down like this:

    User Configuration
    Administrative Templates
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
    Tools | Options...
    E-mail options
    Advanced E-mail options

    Inside the Advanced E-mail options folder, double-click the Setting named
    "When sending a message" and select Enabled. Now uncheck the checkbox
    labelled "Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields."

    This will stop the Outlook user interface from using its nickname cache for
    Autocomplete. However, it will still maintain the nk2 files within users'
    profile directories, and it will still use them to resolve ambiguous
    addresses when the user clicks Send. This is a separate feature known as
    Autoresolve. If you want to disable Autoresolve too, then you need to
    uncheck the checkbox labelled "Automatic name checking."
    Ronny Ong, Feb 24, 2006
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    Scott Guest


    Thanks for your help! One quick question; I want to disable the use of .nk2
    files when my users log into a Terminal Services Session, but not when using
    Outlook on thier desktop. My OU structure is such that all employees are in
    an OU, which is then further defined by location. The workstations are broken
    down in a similar structure. The problem is this GP setting is under the User
    Configuration. So, with that being said, is it possible to disable the use of
    autocomplete on a terminal service session, and not on a local desktop usage?

    Scott, Feb 24, 2006
  4. "is it possible to disable the use of autocomplete on a terminal service
    session, and not on a local desktop usage?"

    Yes, through the use of a loopback policy.
    Todd J Heron [MVP], Mar 7, 2006
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