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Outlook: Preventing Users from Designing Custom Forms

How can I prevent users from designing custom Outlook forms?

To prevent users from using the Outlook forms designer, add a DWORD entry named NoOutlookFormsDesigner to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Soft ware\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook registry subkey. Set this entry's value to 1 to disable the form designer or to 0 to enable it.

Note that you can make a similar registry edit to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook subkey for Outlook 2000, but the change won't migrate when you upgrade from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2002. For more information about this registry edit, see the Microsoft article "OL2002: Users Can Design Custom Outlook Forms After Upgrade from Outlook 2000" (

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