You cannot add a URL to the Address box on the Home Page tab in Outlook 2007

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
SYMPTOMS
In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, the home page setting is disabled for non-default stores. Non-default stores can include Personal Folders files (.pst) or the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services folders. These folders are also stored in a .pst file.

To see the home page setting for a non-default store, right-click the store in the Navigation Pane, click Properties, and then click the Home Page tab.

By default, you cannot type or paste a URL in the Address box.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because, by default, home pages are disabled for non-default stores.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Apply the Do not allow folders in non-default stores to be set as folder home pages policy. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Add the Outlk12.adm Group Policy template file to the Group Policy Object Editor.
  2. Expand User Configuration, expand Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, expand Tools|Options, expand Other, and then expand Advanced.
  3. In the Setting column, double-click Do not allow folders in non-default stores to be set as folder home pages.
  4. On the Setting tab, click Disabled.
Note To obtain the 2007 Office System Administrative Templates (ADM), visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Method 2

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.

Add a new registry value that lets you turn on or turn off this policy setting. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Outlook 2007.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security\
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type NonDefaultStoreScript, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click NonDefaultStoreScript, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
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Article ID: 923933 - Last Review: 05/09/2007 16:02:02 - Revision: 3.0

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