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Old 09-05-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
its_my_dime
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ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

This software gets added to Outlook EVERY TIME Itunes is run, even if it is
deleted. Find it in Tools - Options - Other - Advanced Options - Com
Addins. It is designed to sync calendars between Outlook and Apple
products.

Searching Google provides many examples of Outlook probems caussed by the
Itunes Outlook Addin (Outlook won't shut down; Outlook remains in task
manager processes; disruption of Outlook Calendar).

Until Microsoft provides a software fix (ideally, an option to lock out com
addins), be prepared to manually delete this program EVERY TIME you use the
Itunes software.





 
Old 09-05-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

The latest versions of that software should be OK, those after the beginning
of this year. I worked with Apple to fix their Outlook problems.

If you disable the addin it will not re-enable itself. I have it on a few
machines here for testing and it hasn't been re-enabled on any of them after
I disabled it.

--
Ken Slovak
[MVP - Outlook]
http://www.slovaktech.com
Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007
Reminder Manager, Extended Reminders, Attachment Options
http://www.slovaktech.com/products.htm


"its_my_dime" <its_my_dime***********.spam (hold the .spam)> wrote in message
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> This software gets added to Outlook EVERY TIME Itunes is run, even if it
> is deleted. Find it in Tools - Options - Other - Advanced Options - Com
> Addins. It is designed to sync calendars between Outlook and Apple
> products.
>
> Searching Google provides many examples of Outlook probems caussed by the
> Itunes Outlook Addin (Outlook won't shut down; Outlook remains in task
> manager processes; disruption of Outlook Calendar).
>
> Until Microsoft provides a software fix (ideally, an option to lock out
> com addins), be prepared to manually delete this program EVERY TIME you
> use the Itunes software.
>
>
>
>
>


 
Old 09-05-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
its_my_dime
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

OK. If you start itunes with itunes.exe (need to create your own shortcut
icon), then the add-in won't appear in Outlook

However, if you click on the itunes icon put on the desktop, you get a
windows installer program and that absolutly puts the program back into
Outlook and, in my case, stops Outlook from closing.

Also, deleting or renaming the itunes addin dll file doesn't work; the file
just comes back.

Any thoughts about how to kill the add in completely.




"Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]" <kenslovak@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> The latest versions of that software should be OK, those after the
> beginning of this year. I worked with Apple to fix their Outlook problems.
>
> If you disable the addin it will not re-enable itself. I have it on a few
> machines here for testing and it hasn't been re-enabled on any of them
> after I disabled it.
>
> --
> Ken Slovak
> [MVP - Outlook]
> http://www.slovaktech.com
> Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007
> Reminder Manager, Extended Reminders, Attachment Options
> http://www.slovaktech.com/products.htm
>
>
> "its_my_dime" <its_my_dime***********.spam (hold the .spam)> wrote in
> message news:%237gyHIhsIHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> This software gets added to Outlook EVERY TIME Itunes is run, even if it
>> is deleted. Find it in Tools - Options - Other - Advanced Options - Com
>> Addins. It is designed to sync calendars between Outlook and Apple
>> products.
>>
>> Searching Google provides many examples of Outlook probems caussed by the
>> Itunes Outlook Addin (Outlook won't shut down; Outlook remains in task
>> manager processes; disruption of Outlook Calendar).
>>
>> Until Microsoft provides a software fix (ideally, an option to lock out
>> com addins), be prepared to manually delete this program EVERY TIME you
>> use the Itunes software.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>



 
Old 09-05-2008, 09:19 PM   #4
Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

Don't uninstall it, just disable it. As long as you don't try to set up a
calendar synch connection or delete an existing one on the iTunes side of
things it won't get re-enabled. You can uncheck it in the COM Add-Ins dialog
to disable it.

That will set the LoadBehavior value in the registry to 2 from 3 (start with
Outlook). If you set that value in the registry to 0 it won't even show up
in the COM Add-Ins dialog.

Do this with Outlook shut down.

To set LoadBehavior type "regedit" in the Start, Run dialog, then press
Enter.

Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outloo k\Addins\iTunesAddIn.CalendarHelper.

In the right-hand pane select LoadBehavior and right-click on it and select
Modify. Set LoadBehavior to 0. OK the change and close the registry editor.

I usually start the iTunes software when I'm testing with it by plugging the
iPod into a USB port.

--
Ken Slovak
[MVP - Outlook]
http://www.slovaktech.com
Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007.
Reminder Manager, Extended Reminders, Attachment Options.
http://www.slovaktech.com/products.htm


"its_my_dime" <its_my_dime***********.spam (hold the .spam)> wrote in message
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> OK. If you start itunes with itunes.exe (need to create your own shortcut
> icon), then the add-in won't appear in Outlook
>
> However, if you click on the itunes icon put on the desktop, you get a
> windows installer program and that absolutly puts the program back into
> Outlook and, in my case, stops Outlook from closing.
>
> Also, deleting or renaming the itunes addin dll file doesn't work; the
> file just comes back.
>
> Any thoughts about how to kill the add in completely.


 
Old 06-06-2008, 03:24 AM   #5
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook] wrote...

> The latest versions of that software should be OK, those after the beginning
> of this year. I worked with Apple to fix their Outlook problems.
>
> If you disable the addin it will not re-enable itself. I have it on a few
> machines here for testing and it hasn't been re-enabled on any of them after
> I disabled it.


I'm not sure that I understand what this guy is saying.

I wasn't aware of this add-in until I saw this thread. It is indeed an add-in in
Outlook, but OL (2003) doesn't appear to be running abnormally.

What can I do with this add-in? My wife uses my PC for iTunes and her iPod
mainly because hers has problems seeing the iPod. Hardware issues, I think,
which we will resolve with a new PC.

If I uncheck the addin under the com addin menu will it stay unchecked?

Finally, what does "COM" stand for?

Thanks

 
Old 08-06-2008, 11:20 PM   #6
Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

What I'm saying is if you use it use the latest version.

You can disable it and it will stay unchecked if you don't set the iTunes
software to synch your Outlook calendar. That's what the addin does.

COM stands for Component Object Model, a type of Windows programming.

--
Ken Slovak
[MVP - Outlook]
http://www.slovaktech.com
Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007.
Reminder Manager, Extended Reminders, Attachment Options.
http://www.slovaktech.com/products.htm


"Snapper" <snapper1@y7mail.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook] wrote...
>
>> The latest versions of that software should be OK, those after the
>> beginning
>> of this year. I worked with Apple to fix their Outlook problems.
>>
>> If you disable the addin it will not re-enable itself. I have it on a few
>> machines here for testing and it hasn't been re-enabled on any of them
>> after
>> I disabled it.

>
> I'm not sure that I understand what this guy is saying.
>
> I wasn't aware of this add-in until I saw this thread. It is indeed an
> add-in in
> Outlook, but OL (2003) doesn't appear to be running abnormally.
>
> What can I do with this add-in? My wife uses my PC for iTunes and her iPod
> mainly because hers has problems seeing the iPod. Hardware issues, I
> think,
> which we will resolve with a new PC.
>
> If I uncheck the addin under the com addin menu will it stay unchecked?
>
> Finally, what does "COM" stand for?
>
> Thanks
>


 
Old 09-06-2008, 02:17 AM   #7
Snapper
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook] wrote...

> You can disable it and it will stay unchecked if you don't set the iTunes
> software to synch your Outlook calendar. That's what the addin does.


What does it sync it with? As I don't use any Apple products I am not familiar
with this.

> COM stands for Component Object Model, a type of Windows programming.


OK, thanks for that.

 
Old 09-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #8
Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

It synchs with an iPod or iPhone.

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Ken Slovak
[MVP - Outlook]
http://www.slovaktech.com
Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007.
Reminder Manager, Extended Reminders, Attachment Options.
http://www.slovaktech.com/products.htm


"Snapper" <snapper1@y7mail.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook] wrote...
>
>> You can disable it and it will stay unchecked if you don't set the iTunes
>> software to synch your Outlook calendar. That's what the addin does.

>
> What does it sync it with? As I don't use any Apple products I am not
> familiar
> with this.
>
>> COM stands for Component Object Model, a type of Windows programming.

>
> OK, thanks for that.
>


 
Old 26-06-2008, 10:25 AM   #9
Inachu
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Re: ITUNES OUTLOOK ADDIN

Same problem when you have uninstalled Symantec Antivirus......
Our dept install Mcafee Antivirus to catch more spyware.
Even though there are no symantec folders on the pc when we installed
Outlook Symantec was in the COMS add-in..........

This is really really weird.

By what logic or reasoning does this happen?
I am glad to hear Itunes has been fixed of this issue.
 
 

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