Remove the Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office
Please remove the add-in from Microsoft Office. When you use the Office Configuration Analyzer tool, it keeps reporting slowness issues with the Add-in. Unfortunately you can't disable the Add-in, because it is marked as always enabled. I don't require the plugin. Let me have to ability to remove it since it slows down other tools.
Yes I disabled it in Outlook .. but I am wondering why the Add-in issue can not be fixed
Kent Milyard commented
High disk usage work around:
Launch a Command Prompt as Administrator
Navigate to following directory in the command prompt:
Replace `user.name` with your windows login name
Type the following and hit Enter key
attrib +r %appdata%\..\Local\Temp\*.db*
Gregory Bracey commented
Please make it optional to have the add-in. It causes high disk usage and impacts battery life significantly. I disable it in Outlook, but it seems to keep coming back (I assume each time Teams updates itself).
yep same issue here 100% disk on an SSD. Disable the addin, disk usage returns to normal.
I have the same issue; disabled the add in and then in re-installs and outlook crashes again! Microsoft is terrible.
PLEASE REMOVE TEAMS - As a default it is a resource hog and a pain to use - I want the simplicity of SKYPE back.
Please remove the Teams Meeting add-in from MS Office. I hate it! It slows down the sign in process and has not improved in any way contacting groups which already existed and worked well before the roll out of this add in. Users should have the capability of disabling this particular add in and the ability to use the existing contact/group function. Please stop trying to fix something that is working well as it is.
Júlio Nobre commented
My Outook 2016 keeps crashing whenever I search for emails untill I manually disable Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office. Even If I disable Outlook integration on Teams settings, it keeps re-activating Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office. Since this is an obnoxious behaviour and this issue is now almost 2 years old, I am strongly wondering if there is really anyone on Microsoft Teams listening to our feedback...
Teams Add-In for Outlook is interfering with Outlook mail. I have to manually disable the add-in everyday just to use Outlook mail. Is there a solution to permanently disable the add-in?
Hello, we have the same trouble with the Teams Add-In in Outlook. Is there now a solution to fix this issue existing? We want use Teams and Outlook, but without this strange Add-In.
Thanks for help.
We are having issue with the Teams add-in crashing Outlook, so we would like to disable it too.
I can confirm the comments below. The solution is there. Activate the policy in the Teams Admin Center:
To all Dev's and Engeneers out here in the world. Please keep always in mind, that people should be able to override your designed systems manually!
It is a real p**n in the a**, when system, designed to be as userfriendly and convenient as possible, start to be unstoppable from being "userfriendly".
Please Microsoft, keep the philosophy of having buttons to switch stuff off !!!!!!
I also got this response from MS on disabling it. I'm testing right now:
Teams is a relatively new feature inside of Office 365, and there have been many changes to the administration process. I have researched your issue further and would suggest the following steps:
1) Navigate to the Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/)
2) Go to Meetings | Meeting Policies, edit AllModalityExceptCloudRecording
3) Under the General section disable Outlook add-in
At least let us disable it. I have figured a workaround for it. Break inheretance and remove all permissions from the folder its in (can be found by selecting it in the com add-ins options). I don't know if this is going to prevent it from "repairing itself" through updates though.
Stephen McKellar commented
We are also experiencing the same issue. Teams App Add in in outlook locks MSG files until you either close outlook or disable the add in. HELP!
Damian Brockie commented
I want to remove this too. When we open a .msg file from our Document Management System, it can't be checked back in after closing it. It gets locked by Outlook 2016 and won't release until Outlook is closed. The Teams meeting addin is causing it. I have left comments on the Teams known issues page, but had no response. We want to use the Teams desktop app, but it keeps adding the addin back to Outlook. Allow us to remove it, or fix the issue!