How to change the behavior of the Cancel Request dialog box in Outlook 2003

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SUMMARY

This article describes how you can modify the registry to change the behavior of the Cancel Request dialog box in Outlook 2003. The Cancel Request dialog box appears whenever Outlook 2003 is waiting for a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) response from your Microsoft Exchange server.

The registry settings that you use to modify the behavior of the Cancel Request dialog box in Outlook 2003 are different from those that you use in Microsoft Outlook 2002.

INTRODUCTION

In Outlook 2002, a feature was added that notifies users if the connection to the Exchange server is taking longer than expected because of network congestion or because of server availability. This connection can include connections to your mailbox on your Exchange server, on a free and busy server, or on any other server that Microsoft Outlook may have to communicate with to fulfill a request for information. When a delay occurs, you receive the following message in the Cancel Request dialog box:
Outlook is retrieving data from the Microsoft Exchange Server Server_Name. You can cancel the request, or you can minimize theCancel Request dialog box to the Windows taskbar until Outlook closes the Cancel Requestdialog box automatically.
In Outlook 2003, the registry settings that you use to modify the behavior of the Cancel Request dialog box have changed from the settings that you use in Outlook 2002. To change the behavior of the Cancel Request dialog box in Outlook 2003, follow the steps for the behavior you want to modify.

How to control how long it takes to update the system tray icon after the RPC starts

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

The registry value controls how much time passes (in milliseconds) before the system tray icon is updated after the RPC begins. The default value is 1000 milliseconds. To change how much time passes, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Display Types
  3. Right-click Display Types, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type TimetoUpdateTrayIconHighBandwidth (REG_DWORD) or TimetoUpdateTrayIconLowBandwidth (REG_DWORD), and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click TimetoUpdateTrayIconHighBandwidth (REG_DWORD) or TimetoUpdateTrayIconLowBandwidth (REG_DWORD), and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type the length of time in milliseconds that you want to pass before the system tray icon is updated.

How to control when the user receives a status message after the RPC starts

The registry value controls how much time passes (in milliseconds) before the client displays a message to the user after the RPC begins. The default value is 8,000 milliseconds. To change how much time passes, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Display Types
  3. Right-click Display Types, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type TimetoShowRPCMessageHighBandwidth (REG_DWORD) or TimetoShowRPCMessageLowBandwidth (REG_DWORD), and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click TimetoShowRPCMessageHighBandwidth (REG_DWORD) or TimetoShowRPCMessageLowBandwidth (REG_DWORD), and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type the length of time in milliseconds that you want to pass before the user receive a message.

How to control the number of milliseconds to wait before the user receives additional status messages for the identical string

The registry value controls the number of milliseconds that pass before messages with the identical string appear. The default value is 10,000 milliseconds. To change this value, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Display Types
  3. Right-click Display Types, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type MsgSuppressTicks, and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click MsgSuppressTicks, and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type the number of milliseconds to wait between messages with the identical string.

How to control whether the Cancel Request dialog box opens in the maximized window state on your desktop or in the minimized window state on the system tray

The registry value controls how the Cancel Request dialog box opens. If you want the Cancel Request dialog box to open in the minimized window state on the system tray, the value is 1. If you want the Cancel Request dialog box to open in the maximized window state on your desktop, the value is 0. To set this value, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences
  3. Right-click Preferences, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type MinToTray, and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click MinToTray, and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1 if you want the Cancel Request dialog box to open in the minimized window state on the system tray, or type 0 if you want the Cancel Request dialog box to open in the maximized window state on your desktop.

How to control the display of the Outlook system tray warning balloon for network warnings

The registry value controls whether the warning balloon is displayed for network warning messages. To control the display of these warnings, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Display Types\Balloons
  3. Right-click Balloons, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type NetWarn(REG_DWORD), and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click NetWarn, and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type one of the following:
    • Type 1 if you want to display warning balloons for network warning messages. This is the default behavior.
    • Type 0 if you want to suppress balloons for network warning messages.

How to control the display of the Outlook system tray warning balloon for Exchange Server messages

The registry value controls whether the warning balloon is displayed for Exchange Server messages. To control the display of these messages, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Display Types\Balloons
  3. Right-click Balloons, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type Exchange(REG_DWORD), and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click Exchange, and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type one of the following:
    • Type 1 if you want to display balloons for Exchange Server messages. This is the default behavior.
    • Type 0 if you want to suppress balloons for Exchange Server messages.

How to control the display of the Outlook system tray warning balloon for network connectivity changes

The registry value controls whether the warning balloon is displayed for network connectivity changes. To control the display of these warnings, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Display Types\Balloons
  3. Right-click Balloons, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Type NetConn(REG_DWORD), and then press ENTER to name the new value.
  5. Right-click NetConn, and then click Modify.
  6. Click Decimal in the Base area.
  7. In the Value data box, type one of the following:
    • Type 1 if you want to display warning balloons for network connectivity changes. This is the default behavior.
    • Type 0 if you want to suppress balloons for network connectivity changes.

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Article ID: 833007 - Last Review: January 18, 2008 - Revision: 4.1
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