Outlook 2k3:Disabling Reading view When opening attachments

By isaac
Oct 31, 2007
  1. hey Guys,

    Does anyone know if there is a bugg or something that is not letting users change settings in outlook.

    i want to disable the allow reading view option from outlook and word 2k3, and i go to tools >general> uncheck the allow reading view, and it works but as soon as i reboot my computer the settings go back to default.

    Is this an ongoing Problem? is there a fix to this? or it's not possible to permanently uncheck this option.

    I've been asked to do this where i work and i thought it was an easy fix, but i guess there is something else going on.

    These computers are Running Windows XP service Pack2, Part of a Domain.

    can anyone help please/
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Perhaps the setting is forced on you with Group Policy?

    Run "gpresult /v" to see any settings that are forced on you bu the domain.
  3. isaac

    isaac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36



    i did the gpresult/v command but i don't see anything relevant there.
    i mean, i'm able to change the settings but as soon as i reboot the computer, the changes are lost,they don't stick. I thought that it was GPO related but since i'm able to change it i don't know if that's a posibility.

    What should i expect to see when i run the gpresult/v regarding outlook/office or opening file attachments?

    anyone please.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Anything that says "Outlook" in it?

    If it's not a policy setting, then maybe it comes in via a login script that does some registry tweaks? Or a mandatory profile?

    Really, you should be complaining to your IT staff about this. I bet that your company rules or local legislation forbid circumventing computer security and any policies.
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