Remove Team Calendars from Outlook's Navigation Pane

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Team calendars in the navigation paneA user wanted to know if it was possible to disable the Team calendars that are listed on Outlook’s calendar navigation pane. While it can be handy for users who manage one or a small number of calendars, the navigation pane is cluttered when the user manages several calendars.

Sure. Individual users can expand the Calendar Groups button in the Manage Calendars chunk and deselect Show Team Calendars.

Expand calendar groups to hide team calendars

This can also be controlled through group policy. In the policy editor, browse to Outlook, Outlook Options, Preferences, Calendar Options, Schedule View. Team calendar are controlled by the Prevent Reporting Line Group Calendar from appearing. You can also use group policy to prevent My Department and Other department calendars from showing on the calendar navigation pane.

Disable Team Calendars by editing the registry

To disable the Team calendar by editing the registry, add a DWORD named Disablereportinglinegroupcalendar with a data value of 1 to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\xx.0\Outlook\Options\WunderBar

Disable the Department calendar: Disabledepartmenttree
Disable the Other Department calendar:Disableotherdepartmentcalendar

Outlook 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\WunderBar
DWORD: Disablereportinglinegroupcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disabledepartmenttree 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disableotherdepartmentcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

Outlook 2013

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Options\WunderBar
DWORD: Disablereportinglinegroupcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disabledepartmenttree 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disableotherdepartmentcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

Use a DWORD of Disabledepartmenttreefor the Department calendar and Disableotherdepartmentcalendar for Other Department calendar.

Group policy keys

Disabling the calendars using group policy will set the keys under the policy branch:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\xx.0\outlook\options\wunderbar

Outlook 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\WunderBar
DWORD: Disablereportinglinegroupcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disabledepartmenttree 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disableotherdepartmentcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

Outlook 2013

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Options\WunderBar
DWORD: Disablereportinglinegroupcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disabledepartmenttree 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

DWORD: Disableotherdepartmentcalendar 
Data Value: 1 (disable)

Do It For Me

Disable Calendars Outlook 2010 Disable Calendars Outlook 2013

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Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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