hide outlook to system tray

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I want to force users to open outlook 2003 at windoos startup

I found the following :

set shell = createobject("wscript.Shell")

shell.run "outlook.exe", 7, False '... SH_SHOWMINNOACTIVE=7 "should" work

wscript.Sleep 4000 '... may need tweaking 1000=1second

success = shell.appactivate("Outlook Today - Microsoft Outlook") '... window

must match first screen

if success then shell.sendkeys "% n" ' ... Minimize Alt Space Bar - n

i published by group polciy as login script it work just fine

but i need outlook to be hide to system tray how can i do that by login

script ?

any help
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

If you were to use the Outlook object model you'd set the

Application.Explorers.Item(1).WindowState = olMinimized. Or

ActiveExplorer.WindowState.

Using only Win32 API calls you have to post a message to that window's hWnd

to minimize.

"mahmoud" <mahmoud> wrote in message

news:43D04F88-CA1B-4F01-8B4A-19AA733422AB@microsoft.com...
> I want to force users to open outlook 2003 at windoos startup
> I found the following :

> set shell = createobject("wscript.Shell")
> shell.run "outlook.exe", 7, False '... SH_SHOWMINNOACTIVE=7 "should"
> work
> wscript.Sleep 4000 '... may need tweaking 1000=1second
> success = shell.appactivate("Outlook Today - Microsoft Outlook") '...
> window
> must match first screen
> if success then shell.sendkeys "% n" ' ... Minimize Alt Space Bar - n

> i published by group polciy as login script it work just fine
> but i need outlook to be hide to system tray how can i do that by login
> script ?
> any help
>
 
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