Outlook Express

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Removing access to Outlook Express

If you want to remove access to OE, simply alter these registry entries:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\InstallInfo]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\>{881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Oc Manager\Subcomponents]

Sometimes a disconnect/reconnect is needed to really have the OE icon disappear.

Uninstalling Outlook Express

The above just hides OE. To remove it, use the procedure How to manually remove and reinstall Outlook Express. (Maybe someone can post a batch file?)

Alternatively this package should do the trick:

   name="Outlook Express Uninstall"
   <install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c IF EXIST %windir%\INF\oeaccess.inf RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\oeaccess.inf,UninstallOE' />

You can find more here: http://github.com/peterhoeg/wpkg/blob/master/msoffice.xml