Customizing the End User Experience

The Custom Installation Wizard can be used to change the user interface and options, at least with the initial rollout of Outlook. However, Group Policy can also be used after the installation is complete to change the user experience. This section goes into detail only about using the Custom Installation Wizard.

Using the Custom Installation Wizard

The Custom Installation Wizard (CIW) is part of the Office 2003 Resource Kit and can be found in the core tool set that is installed by default when the kit is installed. The Resource Kit can be downloaded from The CIW is an extremely handy tool to customize the installation choices in Microsoft Office products.

In Outlook, it allows ...

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