Disable Outlook Connectivity Notifications via registry

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etabush

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server
Anyone know how to disable Outlook connectivity notifications via a registry change? or command shell?

I'd like to script it.

Also let me know if there's any differences in outlook 03,07, or 10...
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Those are the task bar notifications that are turned off by clicking on the outlook icon and choosing Show... ? Yes, you can turn them off in the registry...

The key is

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\xx.0\Outlook\Display Types\Balloons

You can set each of these keys on (1) or off (0):

Show Exchange Server Messages:

DWORD: Exchange

Show Network Connectivity Changes:

DWORD: NetConn

Show Network Warnings:

DWORD: NetWarn

It's the same for all versions - just the version # needs to be changed.

http://www.slipstick.com/exchange/disabling-network-popups/


You can also do this in the OCT/CIW. I don't see it in the group policy editor, but it should be there- I must be blind this moring. :)
 

etabush

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server
Do i have to create these keys? because they dont exist in my registry (in balloons folder)

Also you said to make changes in HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Can it be done in local machine so it affects all users?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Yes, you need to create the keys. I added reg files for all 3 versions of Outlook to the web page. You can add them using a log on script - they should also work under the policies key, so they can be controlled by gpo - I don't think they can be added to LM, but I never looked into it either. HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT would be where I'd look if i didn't want ot use a logon or gpo.
 

etabush

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server
Yep it works. Thought it didnt at first but noticed it only takes affect after restarting Outlook
 

etabush

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server
Diane,

In the link that you provided you said to add the key in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Display Types\Balloons

but in this thread you wrote: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\O utlook\Display Types\Balloons

These are 2 different locations. Does it matter if its Outlook or O utlook?
 

etabush

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server
Nevermind,

I just tested it and it needs to go into Outlook not O utlook
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
:) While keys do have spaces, they don't break words. For some reason, the forum software seems to break reg keys when they are pasted - i try to remember to fix it and forget sometimes. Sorry about that.
 
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