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:
- Use /noextensions or /safe:3, then manually enable the one add-in.
- Write a VBA macro that runs as Outlook loads that will disable them all and then enable just the one you're interested in.
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.