OffCAT error – The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory

Also I remember a related error message that you may get specific to OffCAT installation. "The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory "C:\program files\Microsoft\OffCAT". The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator".  If you attempt to install OffCAT as a non-administrative user, you will receive the following error…


Dev Update: Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 & Windows SDK for Windows 10

Are you the developer who downloaded/use Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 which we released last week? If yes, the there is no need to install the Windows SDK for Windows 10 – it’s already included in it. If you are using a different development environment than Visual Studio 2015, you can download a standalone Windows…

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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…


Developers, .Net Framework vNext 4.5.2 and its Support Life Cycle

.Net Framework vNext 4.5.2: Now you can download the .Net Framework 4.5.2 (also known as .Net Framework vNext), a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET 4.x family (.NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1). It gives you the benefits of the greater stability, reliability, security and performance without any action beyond installing the .NET 4.5.2 update…


Outlook 2010 Developer Series: Developing a Real Outlook Social Connector Provider

The Outlook Social Connector is a set of new features to help keep track of your friends and colleagues while enabling you to grow your professional network. The Outlook Social Connector is available now as part of the Microsoft Office 2010. The Outlook Social Connector (OSC) brings social views of your colleagues and friends right…


How Microsoft Product Activation works?

To reduce software piracy and to make sure that all Microsoft customers receive the product quality that they expect, Microsoft is now including product activation technology in several products. Product activation is a simple, straightforward process that is completely software based. It requires no hardware add-ons or any other external tool. In most cases, the…


Monitoring Event Sink # 33 – Troubleshooting : How to remove COM+ applications?

Usually we see that as existing applications become outdated or are no longer being used, you may need to remove them. I am trying to add couple of methods how you can try to remove COM+ applications in the best effort basis. Before using the methods, i would recommend you to consider the following info:…


Do you know about Exchange Server 2007 Servicing?

Do you aware of Exchange Server 2007 Servicing? What is it… Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is serviced differently from earlier versions of Exchange. The servicing method that is used for Exchange 2007 offers several advantages over previous servicing methods. However, this servicing method differs slightly for hotfix contents, Windows Installer technology, and updates. Please go through the following TechNet article…