My company is a lawfirm, and as such we use WAY too many Outlook add-ins and Word toolbars etc. But the firm wants them and so they're there. This causes the Outlook launch time to be a bit astronomical as all the add-ins are loaded and toolbars displayed. However, a good percentage of users only really use and need the ONE same add-in (which everyone MUST use). I know there are switches to launch Outlook with ALL add-ins disabled (like outlook.exe /safe), does anyone know a way to launch outlook with all BUT one (or two) add-ins disabled? Reason I'm looking for a command line solution for this is I'd like to give users two options - Outlook Full and Outlook Fast or something like that. If they need the extra functionality, they'll know to click the Full one etc.
There isn't a command line switch to specify which ones to load. About your only options are:
Here's the command line reference for Outlook 2003.
You could open it once and disable all the add-ins you don't want to use on a regular basis.
See here for explanations: http://blog.techhit.com/5527-how-to-find-and-disable-outlook-2003-add-ins-and-plugins
Then you would by "default" only open Outlook with the one(s) you left enabled. Then if the ones you disabled are needed again you'd re-enable them.