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Anonymous
February 25, 2005 10:01:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Here is one that has me scratching my head (and other parts of my body).

MS Office XP discontinued the Office Toolbar that was present in previous
versions.
I am using Windows XP (SP2) & Office XP but I liked the old office toolbar.
First I tried loading the toolbar program (msoffice.exe) from Office 2k -
that crashed and burned.
Next I tried creating a custom windows toolbar:
I had to be logged in as administrator in the local machine domain.
You create a new directory
Put the shortcuts you want on the toolbar in the new directory
Right click a blank spot on the Windows Taskbar
Select toolbars
Select New Toolbars
Select the Directory of Shortcuts you just created
The toolbar now appears inside the taskbar
You drag the new toolbar out of the taskbar and dock it at the side of your
screen
Voila! Perfect

Well not so perfect

If I log in as the administrator in the local machine domain - then Perfect
If I log in as a User that is authenticated by the Network domain (IBS) and
having full administrative priveleges - no toolbar
If I try to create a toolbar (like above) while logged in as the user
authenticated by the network domain the menus for new toolbars are greyed out
even though I have full administrator priveleges.
I tried deleting the User (thinking that it was corrupt in some way) and
then recreating it - still no access.
I tried looking in the "Documents & Settings" directory thinking that I
could copy the "toolbar" from the Administrator directory to the "User"
directory - but I can't find any file that looks even remotely like it might
be a toolbar file.
I googled around and found a suggestion that I "unregister a file called
"toolbar.dll" that supposedly lives in the Windows\system32 directory.
However there is no such file anywhere on my harddrive.


Any ideas?

..................Phil Hoop

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Anonymous
February 26, 2005 10:46:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Don't know what version of MS OfficeXP
using, but the office
toolbar is available for MS OfficeXP
Professional. Need to do
custom install and indicate want the
"Office Shortcut Bar" under
OfficeTools installed.


"Phil Hoop"
<PhilHoop@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message
news:83871A36-AB37-4D3F-81A5-3C020E1903CF@microsoft.com...
> Here is one that has me scratching my
> head (and other parts of my body).
>
> MS Office XP discontinued the Office
> Toolbar that was present in previous
> versions.
> I am using Windows XP (SP2) & Office
> XP but I liked the old office toolbar.
> First I tried loading the toolbar
> program (msoffice.exe) from Office
> 2k -
> that crashed and burned.
> Next I tried creating a custom windows
> toolbar:
> I had to be logged in as administrator
> in the local machine domain.
> You create a new directory
> Put the shortcuts you want on the
> toolbar in the new directory
> Right click a blank spot on the
> Windows Taskbar
> Select toolbars
> Select New Toolbars
> Select the Directory of Shortcuts you
> just created
> The toolbar now appears inside the
> taskbar
> You drag the new toolbar out of the
> taskbar and dock it at the side of
> your
> screen
> Voila! Perfect
>
> Well not so perfect
>
> If I log in as the administrator in
> the local machine domain - then
> Perfect
> If I log in as a User that is
> authenticated by the Network domain
> (IBS) and
> having full administrative
> priveleges - no toolbar
> If I try to create a toolbar (like
> above) while logged in as the user
> authenticated by the network domain
> the menus for new toolbars are greyed
> out
> even though I have full administrator
> priveleges.
> I tried deleting the User (thinking
> that it was corrupt in some way) and
> then recreating it - still no access.
> I tried looking in the "Documents &
> Settings" directory thinking that I
> could copy the "toolbar" from the
> Administrator directory to the "User"
> directory - but I can't find any file
> that looks even remotely like it might
> be a toolbar file.
> I googled around and found a
> suggestion that I "unregister a file
> called
> "toolbar.dll" that supposedly lives in
> the Windows\system32 directory.
> However there is no such file anywhere
> on my harddrive.
>
>
> Any ideas?
>
> ..................Phil Hoop
>
>
>
>
>
>
!