HOW TO: Disable Journaling for All Users in Outlook 2002

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This article describes the methods that you can use to create a system policy that disables the journaling of certain items in Outlook 2002. You can configure the Journaling feature in Outlook 2002 to record many different Microsoft Outlook events, including the following events:
  • E-mail messages
  • Meeting requests
  • Meeting responses
  • Meeting cancellations
  • Task requests
  • Task responses
Journaling all of these events can adversely affect the performance of your computer and can consume excessive amounts of your hard disk space. You can configure a system policy to disable the journaling of each of the previously mentioned events individually.

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Add the Group Policy Snap-In

You can add the Group Policy snap-in to your Microsoft Management Console (MMC). To do this, use the steps in the following section, otherwise skip to the next section.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type MMC, and then click OK.
  3. On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Group Policy, click Add, and then click Finish.
  6. Close the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box, and then click OK.
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Add the Outlook 2002 Policy Template

You can add the Outlook 2002 policy template to your Group Policy snap-in. To do this, use the steps in the following section, otherwise skip to the next section.

NOTE: The Outlook 2002 policy template is installed with Microsoft Office XP.
  1. Click to expand Local Computer Policy.
  2. Click to expand User Configuration.
  3. Right-click Administrative Templates, and then click Add/Remove Templates.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click OUTLK10.ADM, click Open, and then click Close.
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Disable the Journaling of Events

To disable the journaling of events with a system policy, use the following steps:
  1. Click to expand User Configuration.
  2. Click to expand Administrative Templates.
  3. Click to expand Microsoft Outlook 2002.
  4. Click to expand Tools | Options.
  5. Click to expand Preferences.
  6. Click to expand Journal.
  7. Right-click an item in the rightmost pane, and then click Properties. (For example, right-click Disable journaling of these Outlook items.)
  8. Use the individual options to enable or disable journaling for each individual Outlook 2002 event.
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Article ID: 312959 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:10:50 - Revision: 3.1

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