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Removing “Send to Onenote” features from Internet Explorer

Here’s a nice bug for you, when you install Onenote as part of the office 2010 professional installation, it adds two icons to internet explorer. These icons allow you to send and interact with OneNote from Internet explorer.

These icons may not be wanted for a number of reasons, due to user preference, lockdown in a shared desktop environment, etc..

If we wanted to remove them, we could choose not to install them as part of the office installation, Microsoft in their wisdom gave us the ability to disable this component from being installed with the following two options when installing the application:


So where’s the bug?

So at this stage you’d seal your installation package, and roll it out to the test environments riding on your sense of accomplishment right? Wrong.

The above components dont work, by that I mean, you can certainly uncheck them from the installation, but the buttons will still show up like rebellious teenagers.

So how do you remove them?

Seek out the following keys, and delete them:

Send to OneNote

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49}

Onenote Linked Notes

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA}

But what if I want to display them to some users ?

  1. export, the above keys to .reg files
  2. delete the registry keys
  3. modify each reg file, changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  4. Import the registry files for the users who need it.
  1. October 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    This issue is very similar to this one

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-AU/officesetupdeploy/thread/7bee7e06-81bf-450d-9209-a52b70c38a22

    Let’s hope the incomming fix correct both 🙂

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