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The Outlook ribbon disappears from Microsoft Outlook when you use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Client for Microsoft Office Outlook

Symptoms
After you install the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Client for Microsoft Office Outlook and then locate the Microsoft Dynamics CRM folders in Microsoft Office Outlook, the Outlook and CRM ribbons disappear. Additionally, the Office Outlook ribbon does not reappear unless you disable Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Cause
This behavior may occur because of registry keys that are left over from an earlier version of Microsoft Outlook.
Resolution
Important: This article contains information about how to change the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you change it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and change the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
  1. Exit Outlook.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{2DF8D04C-5BFA-101B-BDE5-00AA0044DE52}
  4. In this location you may find folders corresponding to the Office releases below:
    2.4 for Office 2007 (Version 12.0.0.0)

    2.5 for Office 2010 (Version 14.0.0.0)

    2.6 and 2.7 for Office 2013 (Version 15.0.0.0) (2.6 and 2.7 are okay for Office 2016 as well, if there is a reference to Office16 under 2.7.)

    2.8 for Office 2016 (Version 16.0.0.0)
  5. Right-click the registry key for the incorrect version of Office, and then select Export. Save the export to your desktop to create a backup.
  6. Right-click on key for the incorrect version of Office, select rename, and add .old to the key name. 
  7. Start Outlook.
Ribbon disappear
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Article ID: 2494581 - Last Review: 08/08/2016 19:23:00 - Revision: 6.0

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