I have a client with an application that requires access to their outlook inbox, the problem is that every 10 minutes the users get prompted with a message that says
‘A program is trying to access e-mail address information stored in Outlook. If this is unexpected, click Deny and verify your antivirus software is up-to-date.
For more information about e-mail safety and how you might be able to avoid getting this warning, click Help.
Allow access for ____________’
Normally you’d not want to disable this warning, but my users are locked into a internet disabled Terminal Services environment, and they don’t need to worry about this. I wanted to disable this warning for all of them at once, so a GPO was in order.
Here is how you can disable it for all users at once:
- First, download and install the Office 2007 ADM templates from here.
- Extract them to your Domain controller, and then open Group Policy Management Console.
- Create a new GPO and link it to the OU containing the user accounts in question
- Right click the new Policy and click “Edit…”
- Expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates
- Right click on Administrative Templates and select “Add/Remove Templates…”
- Click “Add…”
- Browse to the directory where you extracted the ADM files and then select ‘outlk12.adm’. Click Open. Click ‘Close’.
- Expand Administrative Templates > Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 > Security >
- Double Click on ‘Programmatic Access Security’
- Set it to ‘Enabled’ and then select ‘Never warn me about suspicious activity (not recommended)’
- Close the GPO and Exit GPMC.msc.
Thats it, outlook will now suppress the warning and allow access to the application requesting access to the user’s outlook information.