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Introduction

This article discusses how to customize the options on the Persona menu when you right-click a contact in an e-mail message.

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To disable the whole menu or to customize the options on the menu, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run,
  2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In the navigation pane, locate and then click either of the following registry subkeys:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common
    Note You can use either of these registry paths to configure the registry values that are listed in this article. You do not have to configure the registry data under each registry path.
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  5. In the New Key # 1 box, type PersonaMenu, and then press ENTER.
    • To disable a large group of the menu items, follow these steps:
      1. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
      2. In the New Value # 1 box, type Enabled, and then press ENTER.
      3. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
      4. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
      This registry setting disables only the following items on the menu:
      • Call UserName
      • Add to Instant Messaging Contacts
      • Reply with Instant Message
      • Reply All with Instant Message
      • Tag for Presence Alerts
    • To customize specific options on the menu, follow these steps:
      1. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
      2. In the New Value # 1 box, type the string specified under the "Registry entry name" column in the following table, and then press ENTER.
      3. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
      4. In the Value data box, type the appropriate value from the table, and then click OK.

        Note 0 means to hide the option. 1 means to show the option. Unless the value is specified otherwise, the default setting for the item is to show the item.
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      Registry entry nameRegistry valueOption name on the Persona menuIn the Group Policy Template
      ShowStatus0 or 1UserName - Status
      For example, Marcelo Santos – Available
      Yes
      Calendar0 or 1Scheduling a Meeting
      Or
      Free until Time
      For example, Free until 3:00 PM
      Yes
      OfficeLocation0 or 1Office: Office attribute in Active Directory
      For example, Office: New York-Bldg1
      Yes
      Manager0 or 1
      The defualt value is 0.
      Manager: Manager attribute in Active Directory
      For example, Manager: Mark Steele
      Yes
      MySite0 or 1View My SiteNo
      Phone0 or 1Call UserName
      For example, Call Marcelo Santos
      Yes
      SendMail0 or 1Send MailYes
      AddToMessengerContact0 or 1Add to Instant Messaging ContactsNo
      Messenger0 or 1Reply with Instant MessageYes
      MessengerToAll0 or 1Reply All with Instant MessageNo
      TagContact0 or 1Tag for Presence AlertsNo
      SmartTags0 or 1Additional ActionsYes
      OutlookContact0 or 1Add to Outlook Contacts
      And
      Look up Outlook Contact
      Yes
      OutlookProperties0 or 1Outlook PropertiesYes


      The previous table also has a column of information specifying whether the setting can be deployed by using Group Policy. If you want to configure these settings by using Group Policy, add the Office12.adm template to the Local Group Policy Editor. The policy settings are listed under the Instant Messaging Integration node of the policy tree.
  6. Exit Registry Editor.

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Article ID: 968115 - Last Review: September 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
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