Add the Outlook 2003 Desktop Icon

In earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, users could right-click an Outlook desktop icon and then click Properties, allowing them to create e-mail accounts, change profiles, and so on.

So that Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 complies with Microsoft Windows XP certification requirements, the desktop icon is not installed with Outlook. Users can access the Properties option by clicking Start and then right-clicking the Outlook icon, or by double-clicking Mail in Control Panel.

You can re-create the desktop icon for users by adding a registry key.

To re-create the Outlook desktop icon

  1. On the Add/Remove Registry Entries page in the Custom Installation Wizard or the Custom Maintenance Wizard, click Add.
  2. On the Add/Modify Registry Entry page, complete the fields to create a new registry key:
    • Data type: REG_SZ
    • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  3. Select the Create empty key check box.
  4. Click OK.

For more information about adding or removing registry keys by using the Custom Installation Wizard, see “Specify registry key settings” in Customizing Outlook Features and Installation With the Custom Installation Wizard.

Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003