Turn Off Third-Party Add-ins on Client

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=34707.]  

Topic Last Modified: 2006-04-21

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool has determined that you are running one of the following types of third-party software:

  • A third-party Microsoft Office Outlook® add-in, such as antivirus software or fax software

  • A third-party application that accesses your Exchange server

  • Third-party synchronization software for mobile devices

It is recommended that you investigate what types of third-party applications your users are running, and then decide whether you want to put restrictions on those applications or remove the applications completely. Remember that running third-party software can frequently cause excessive loads on your servers.

To turn off third-party add-ins in Outlook
  1. In Outlook, from the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. In Options, click the Other tab, and then click Advanced Options.

  3. In Advanced Options, click Add-In Manager.

  4. Clear the check boxes for any third-party add-ins.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Restart Outlook.


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