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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to disable the Multimedia button in Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Exchange 2000.
When you disable the Multimedia button in OWA, you prevent external users from using large amounts of bandwidth to download multimedia files over wide area network (WAN) links.
NOTE: If you deploy Exchange 2000 Server in a Front End/Back End (FE/BE) configuration, you must make the changes described in this article to both the front end server and the back end server.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To disable the Multimedia button on an OWA server: