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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify 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 modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista
When you try to deploy Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, users are prompted to install Windows Desktop Search. You cannot use Group Policy settings to turn off this feature.
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the Outlook 2007 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package that was released on January 28, 2008. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/941275/ )Description of the Outlook 2007 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 28, 2008
How to enable the hotfixWarning 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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.