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    outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt4)

    I am currently involved in a project for my company, whereby we have commisioned a company to build a custom form and folder seup,
    is there a way that we can automate a setup of a folder shortcut in the outlook bar for all users that need access to that form? (all users will then have a folder shortcut in thier shortcut bar) the alternative of teaching 1000 users how to do it manually is a bit daunting.
    can this be done by logon scripts? or is there another way to do it?

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    You can create a com add-in to do that and copy it to everyone's machine and then have everyone stop and restart Outlook.

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    A COM add-in can manipulate CommandBars (e.g., menus and toolbars), but before Office 2000, I don't believe it could access the Outlook (shortcut) Bar. Do you have a work-around?

    The Outlook Bar can be rebuilt from an .inf file. If your users would object to losing their customizations, the project obviously becomes difficult. For more information, see Chapter 4 - Customizing MS Outlook 98 Features.

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    you just want to add shortcuts to the outlook bar? you need to edit the outbar.inf file. yes, logon scripting can do it.

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    I am sorry, I didn't see the Outlook version. You are right about the addins before Outlook 2000. The equivalent of an addin in Outlook 98 is using extended Mapi. See http://www.slipstick.com/dev/mapi.htm

    Dan

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    Thanks,

    is this applicable to Outlook 98?

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    AFAIK, it works on all versions of outlook.

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    Re: outlook 8.5, multiple user shtcuts in outlook bar (8.5, corparate, nt

    See the "Chapter 4" link I posted above. It goes into excruciating detail on this very subject.

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