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    Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Hey all

    Is there anyway to set outlook and exchange to not block .mdb files as this morning a colleague needed some rather information from an email.

    If any can shead any light on it that would be great

    Tim

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    You will need to do a reghack on the machine in question:

    1. Exit Outlook2003 if it is running.
    2. Start Regedit
    (Assuming you are using Office 2003 you will go into 11.0 after Office)
    3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\O utlook\Security
    4. Create a new string (if its not already there) value called Level1Remove
    5. Enter in the file extensions you want to use, such as .exe or .bat
    6. You can have multiple file types separated by a semicolon
    7. .exe;.asp

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Ive just tried that on a machine, and its still not letting me download the file. Its there anything else that can be done??

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Why not just zip it?

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Please note that step 7 you will need to have .mdb in there and Outlook has to be closed (im guessing you already know that but have to make sure). You will also need to be logged in as that person for this to work. Is it Outlook that you are using or OWA?

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    yeah i knew about that, i also restarted the machine. Im using both, OWA and outlook but mainly outlook

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Hmm thats odd then, I did that for my Outlook 2003 and it worked a treat (won't work for OWA obviously as its a website and as far as i know you cant alter what gets blocked unless you hack it). I would have to agree with Dos_Box then, either zip it or rename the file so it has an acceptable extension.

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    yeah thanks, i said that to the guy before but he just shrugged his shoulders and said fix it lol, oh well. He knows for next time

    Cheers anyway

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Filtering through Exchange 2003 can be configured using the Outlook Web Access Administration Website.

    On your Exchange server, open Internet Explorer and go to address: https://127.0.0.1/owaadmin (you must use https)
    Enter domain\username and password
    Click on Attachment Handling

    You can do lots of things from OWAAdmin, make all your users use the same colour webmail, remove certain features etc...

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    nice one, never knew about that feature.. but one problem, ive jsut tried and got page cannot be displayed, do i have to have IIS running on that machine?

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    to access OWWAdmin you have to install it first on the Exchange / OWA server if I remember correctly.

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    Re: Exchange and outlook have blocked mdb files

    Oh yeh forgot that lol.

    Download here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en



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