Programmatic access grayed out

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Jeff Owens

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Greetings
I am seeking guidance on how to allow a program (in this case copernic desktop search) programmatic access to outlook 2016
Operating System Microsoft Windows 6.2 Professional 64-bit
E-mail Microsoft(R) Outlook 16.0.6741.2063
Copernic Desktop Search 5
Version 5.2.1.9280
In the past I have opened outlook as an administrator and ticked never warn me about suspicious activity
Recently something has changed and those options are grayed out
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This screen? Is it a home computer or work? If work, there could be a policy in effect that prevents editing it.

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I own my own business working from home, but cutting to the chase I have full admin rights.
I am certainly unaware of making any policy change
Is there a setting I should look for?
reagrds
Jeff
 
It's not working here and there are a few other security 'bugs' in the current builds - i think this is related.

When all else fails, edit the registry. See Change Outlook's Programmatic Access Options for the keys and a ready-to-use reg file.
 
Tried all those
Registrty key as below


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Interestingly after I reboot and try to run outlook I get
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access remain grayed out

but could it be that without any settings copernic IS getting access to outlook?
regards
Jeff
 

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Tried all those
Registrty key as below


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Interestingly after I reboot and try to run outlook I get
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access remain grayed out

but could it be that without any settings copernic IS getting access to outlook?
regards
Jeff


and this time round I dont get the warning about a program trying to access outlook
Perhaps the issue is now solved.
If so , brilliant!
 
but could it be that without any settings copernic IS getting access to outlook?
that error means outlook is running hidden - it's not uncommon when you close and restart outlook but shouldn't come up after a reboot unless another program loaded it.
 
I spoke too soon
Would appreciate any further guidance
thanks and regards
Jeff
To recap:
I have changed the registry keys as recomended

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On reboot the programmatic access warning reappears

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I set to the ten minute maximum

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In trust centre, programmatic access remains grayed out whether in normal or administrator mode

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The grayed out access security setting is apparently "normal" for current versions of Outlook 2016 - not sure exactly when, but there are a couple of other security related things that just came up in the last couple of builds.


Try these keys in the policies path then restart outlook and test:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\Security]
"promptoomaddressinformationaccess"=dword:00000002
"promptoomaddressbookaccess"=dword:00000002

I have this one under policies also. I don't think you need it if the other two are set but what the heck, set it anyway.
"AdminSecurityMode"=dword:00000003

Even with these set, the dialog will still not have any of the 3 options selected, so don't go by that.
 
Use the attached file to add the address keys - save it then remove .txt from the file name, double click to run it.
 

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After deleting the security key (including those two address keys) - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\Security -
and the extra values under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\Security (left securetemp and level) admin mode worked.

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