FIX: Installation runs every time you start Outlook 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2…

Recently I was working with one of my customer, where they installed Outlook 2013 (32-bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) environment. Every time when you start Outlook 2013, it runs an installation (Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013) – just like the below. I know it’s strange. They tried repairing/fresh install, updated latest fixes…


How to show & recover the deleted subfolders using PFDAVAdmin tool?

Using PFDAVAdmin we need to use the "Show deleted subfolders" option which enumerates any deleted subfolders of the currently selected folder. Note that the deleted folders are preserved only if Deleted Item Retention has been configured on the public store. Any such folders appear in red. If you right-click a deleted folder, you have the…

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Outlook Errors : General Errors - Part # 2

Receive error when you press F9 to send and receive e-mail in Outlook 2007 & Cached Exchange Mode: You use Cached Exchange Mode in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Additionally, you use the DownloadOAB registry value to prevent the automatic download of the offline address book (OAB). When you press F9 to send and receive e-mail…


Outlook Errors : Send and receive e-mail errors - Part # 1

Outlook Send and receive e-mail errors: When you try to send and receive e-mail, you may receive an error message that is similar to one of the following: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. The server could not be found. (Account:account name, POPserver:’mail’, Error Number: 0x800ccc0d) Task ‘server name…

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Synchronization : Exchange Server & Outlook

Exchange Server 2003 and later versions of Exchange Server provide support for certain Outlook features, and Office Outlook 2007 works better with Exchange Server 2003 or later in several ways for other features. Several of these features were introduced in Outlook 2003—most notably for synchronization processing, user synchronization status reports, and junk e-mail filtering. Instant…


Outlook UI Issue: Save password setting not retained ?

One of my customer uses MS Windows XP SP3 & Outlook 2007 reported that whenever he tries to connect to the Internet service provider (ISP) to retrieve messages from POP3, his earlier entered password is not retained. He was pretty sure that  he chose to save the password. Also he tried to entering the correct…

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MAPI : Do you know why MAPI is not suitable for HTML messages?

Do you know why MAPI is not suitable for HTML messages?   MAPI 1.0 was written before HTML mail was developed and does not reliably support the creation of HTML-formatted messages. As you know, MAPI 1.0 is the version supported by all versions of Microsoft Exchange through version 5.5 (and all Service Packs). This includes…


Do you know the difference between Appointment, Meeting and Calendar item?

Please find the differences among the following Outlook items: •Appointment: A calendar item that users create for themselves and that has no attendees other than the organizer. •Meeting: A calendar item for which there are attendees in addition to the organizer. •Calendar item: An item on the user’s calendar. This can be an appointment or…


Exchange Server 2003 Development Technologies - Series # 1 - Outlook Object Model (OOM)

Welcome to Exchange Server 2003 Development Technologies – Series # 1 We know that Outlook Object Model (OOM), integral programming part for client side messaging is used widely. I found this wonderful article, which tabulates the information about using the Outlook Object Model (OOM) to develop messaging applications.   As we know, applications run on the…