Outlook Express

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Removing access to Outlook Express[edit]

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Outlook Express\InstallInfo]
"IconsVisible"=dword:00000000
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\>{881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a}]
"IsInstalled"=dword:00000000
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Oc Manager\Subcomponents]
"oeaccess"=dword:00000000

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

Uninstalling Outlook Express[edit]

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:

 <package
   id="uninstall-oe"
   name="Outlook Express Uninstall"
   revision="2"
   execute="once">
   <install cmd='%COMSPEC% /c IF EXIST %windir%\INF\oeaccess.inf RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\oeaccess.inf,UninstallOE' />
 </package>

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