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    Outlook express on Win Server 2003

    Hi, im building a vanilla server for win 2003 server.

    Im trying to get as much crap off it as possible but I cant seem to be able to remove Outlook Express. Its defo not in the usual options list.

    Anyone know how to remove it?

    Under XP it would just be under 'windows components'.

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    open C:\WINDOWS\inf\sysoc.inf in notepad.
    You'll see a section [Components]
    Under that you'll see a lot of lines like:
    Code:
    NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
    WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7
    WBEMMSI=wbemupgd.dll,OcEntry,wbemmsi.inf,,7
    Note that some lines have the word hide between the last 2 comma's.
    These are the sections that windows hides from you in add/remove components.
    To be able to remove OE, i think the line you're after is
    Code:
    OEAccess=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,oeaccess.inf,hide,7
    remove the word hide (but leave the comma's) and save.
    Now you can uninstall Outlook Express in add/remove components.

    Be advised that MS probably had a reason to hide this from you. There may be
    dependencies that will not work as expected after removing hidden components.

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