How to disable the Outlook roaming signatures feature
You want to disable the Outlook roaming signatures feature released by Microsoft because your old signatures are being synchronized from Outlook for Windows and Outlook on the web (OWA) and mixed up with signatures added by CodeTwo Email Signatures 365.
Use the links below to learn how to:
- Disable roaming signatures globally via GPO (instructions for IT admins only)
- Disable roaming signatures individually (locally) for a user
Disable roaming signatures globally via GPO
- Sign in to your domain controller.
- Run the Group Policy Management Console as an admin (type gpmc.msc in the Start menu).
- Right-click the relevant organizational unit (OU) and choose Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here (Fig. 1.).
Fig. 1. Creating a new GPO to disable roaming signatures.
- In the New GPO window that opens, name your policy object (e.g. DisableRoamingSignatures) and click OK (Fig. 2.).
Fig. 2. Naming the Group Policy Object (GPO).
- Right-click your newly-created GPO and select Edit (Fig. 3.).
Fig. 3. Opening the GPO for editing.
- When the Group Policy Management Editor opens, go to User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry in the left-hand navigation pane. Next, right-click Registry and select New > Registry Item (Fig. 4.).
Fig. 4. Creating a new registry item in the Group Policy Management Editor.
- Configure the settings for the new registry item as shown in Fig. 5.:
- Action: Update
- Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- Key Path: Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Setup\
- Value Name: DisableRoamingSignaturesTemporaryToggle
- Value Type: REG_DWORD
- Value Data: 1
Fig. 5. Configuring the DisableRoamingSignaturesTemporaryToggle registry value.
- Click Apply and OK to apply your changes and close the configuration window.
Once the GPO propagates, the Outlook roaming signatures feature will be disabled for your users.
Disable roaming signatures individually (locally) for a user
There are two ways to disable roaming signatures in Outlook for Windows on a local computer:
- Download and run a REG file to quickly update Windows registry
- Manually add the key that disables roaming signatures to Windows registry
Use the REG file to quickly update Windows registry
You can download the REG file linked below and then execute it to quickly add a Windows registry key that disables the roaming signatures feature in Outlook for Windows on your computer. If you prefer to modify Windows registry manually on your own, have a look at this section instead.
- Download the zipped REG file from here.
- Unzip the file.
- Double-click the file to run it - you need to have administrative privileges on the computer where you want to update Windows registry.
- Click Yes to close the warning message and add the key that disables the roaming signatures feature. Once Windows registry gets updated, a relevant message will be displayed.
- Launch or restart Outlook for Windows for the change to take effect.
Manually add the key that disables roaming signatures to Windows registry
- Run the Registry Editor (RegEdit) with administrative privileges.
- Copy the following path:
Paste it into the Registry Editor’s address bar, as shown in Fig. 6., and press Enter to navigate to that path.
Fig. 6. Navigating to the right location in the Registry Editor.
- Right-click anywhere inside the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value (Fig. 7.).
Fig. 7. Creating a new 32-bit DWORD value.
- Name the value DisableRoamingSignaturesTemporaryToggle and press Enter.
- Next, double-click the value. In the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window that opens, enter 1 in the Value data field and click OK (Fig. 8.).
Fig. 8. Modifying the DisableRoamingSignaturesTemporaryToggle DWORD value.
- Close the Registry Editor and restart Outlook for Windows for the changes to take effect.
|Related products:||CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 1.x|
|Last modified:||June 7, 2023|
|Created:||December 5, 2022|