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ICT Causing Microsoft Office to Freeze When Opened


Article ID: 173374


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Information Centric Tagging


Microsoft is freezing when opened, with ICT (Information Centric Tagging) installed on the endpoint agent.

MS Office freezing


MS Office Add-Ins


  1. Confirm ICT is installed and running
  2. Open an Administrator Command Prompt
  3. Change to the Office Installation Directory. example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\
  4. Run the following in cmd:
  • EXCEL.exe /safe

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After running the command, Excel (or any other Office product) will launch in safe mode without add-ins. If the Office product opens with no issue, there is a conflict with an Add-In. 

Disable all add-ins and test by enabling one at a time.