Yes, we're seeing the same thing although we're using both Outlook 2002 and 2003. Both have the same issue. On those machines with minimal amounts of RAM, it may take minutes for Outlook to open up. So in our case, because we have an extremely safe email server gateway, which removes everything "bad" that attempts to come in the system, we've disabled the Mcafee add-in for those computers which are affected the most.
It's not the perfect answer but we've found it necessary to make the computers, and Outlook, usable.
I have recently inherited a 4000 client network which is running epo 3.6 / Mcafee VS 8.5 p5
We have been have major issue recently (after upgrading VS from 7.1 to 8.5) with outlook plug-ins and the general speed of outlook on older hardware. after reading a number of forum entries we have come to the conclusion that the mcafee email scanning plugin is certainly not helping in our situation.
We have central email scanning running on our exchange servers so all emails are scanned before they get to the client machines. With this in mind we have dissabled the email scanning centrally in epo but the compnent is still installed (it is just not doing anything).
My main question is...
how do I remove the email scanning component centrally so that this replicates across the network. Unfortunalty I cannot visit al of our machines as we have 3 offices and around 400 mobile workers who dial in from home etc. so machine visits are not an option.
I do not really want to have to uninstall the VS software and then re-install as this could leave a number of machine at risk.
Is there a way of removing just 1 component from the VS software?
Any help or direction will be very much appreciated
I am not sure - dont use GP for this sort of thing...
Keep in mind deleting that reg key just prevents the Add-In from loading when Outlook starts - I'm sure there is other cleanup that may need to be done. But just for testing purposes (i.e. to see how much the add-in sucks), its easy enough to delete and re-add that key.