Error: After Office 2016 upgrade Outlook 2016 fails to connect Exchange Server 2007

After upgrading to Outlook 2016 for Windows fails to connect Exchange Server 2007 mailbox and you get the following error message.  Also when you open Outlook, you get error message that Outlook can’t open your data files. These errors occur because Outlook 2016 for Windows doesn’t support Exchange Server 2007 and earlier versions. In such…

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Outlook 2010: Migrating CDO based application to Outlook Object Model(OOM) library

Recently one of my developer customer migrated from Outlook 2003 to 2010. He tried running the custom application (uses CDO & Outlook 2003) in Outlook 2010. It throws the error “ActiveX component can’t create object”.  Using the following test sample, I can reproduce the exact issue at my end: As you know, Microsoft Outlook 2010…

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Fix: Using Outlook to send an e-mail message, the recipient of the message see Winmail.dat attachment

One of our customer reported that one of their recipient receives winmail.dat in the messages as the attachment. Based on analysis, we found that if the recipients of your messages receive an attachment called winmail.dat, you sent messages to them that included Microsoft Exchange Rich Text formatting (RTF), such as bold or italic text, but…


DevMSG – Outlook profile customization – available options

“We want to be able to have the users in our company log on to outlook without having to configure anything? Is there a way that I could automate a profile creation  once the user opens up Outlook?  Or is this something that will have to be done manually?  We have around a 100 users…


General : Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 has Been Released to Manufacturing

Some time earlier, Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing. You can get a detailed information that’s available in the Official Windows Blog by Brandon-LeBlanc. Also i found the Microsoft Press pass release info…   More information about today’s news is available via the following links: •Windows Team Blog •Windows Server Blog •Partner Web sites,…


General : Uncovering Memory bottlenecks

Memory is often the source of performance problems, and you should always rule out memory problems before examining other areas of the system. Here’s an overview of counters that you’ll want to track to uncover memory, caching, and virtual memory (paging) bottlenecks. I read this wonderful article. You can read the full article online now.

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.Net Troubleshooting : How to uninstall the components of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1?

Do you want to un-install the components of the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1? Then you need to read this article (article by Aaron),  in which he described his experience, how to uninstall the components of the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1? He gave the clear step-by-step information how we can uninstall the components of the .Net framework…

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Office 2007 Language Interface Packs and spell-checkers for Armenian, Georgian, Telugu, Konkani, Punjabi, Kannada, and Oriya

In a recent post, the Language Log was discussing localization of software in under-resourced languages like Yoruba. Mark Liberman noted that, via its « Unlimited Potential Program », Microsoft had probably done more for linguistic diversity than any other software publisher (and perhaps more than the free software community) by providing localized versions of its…


OWA Customization: PSS support policy for Exchange Server 5.5, 2000 & 2003

Per the support KB, Microsoft PSS has the support policy for customization of Outlook Web Access for Exchange that cover its versions like 5.5, 2000 & 2003. Per the article, we can get more information regarding the support policy for OWA customization for its various versions like, “…The Exchange 5.5 version of OWA is made…

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Gotcha : Appointment created with WebDAV is not getting displayed in Outlook?

Issue: One of my customer updated me that he created an appointment by using WebDAV. But the user has the following issues when he tries to view the mailbox owner’s calendar: The appointment does not appear when Microsoft Outlook is in the Day, Week, or Month view. The appointment appears correctly when the appointments are…

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Exchange Server 2007 & Workflow designer for Exchange

What is CDO for Workflow? CDO for Workflow (CDOWF) is built-in functionality provided with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. By using CDOWF, which is driven by the Exchange store event architecture, you can design workflow applications without having to write the fundamental code that accesses, modifies, and controls data. CDOWF includes a workflow engine, modeling tools,…

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Nutshell: CDO 1.21 not supported in .Net environment

Per the Microsoft support policy specified in the following KB, CDO 1.21 is not supported in a .NET Framework environment. Instead it recommends, to make use one of the following technologies to build the .NET Framework application, the supported options for accessing Exchange data are: • WebDAV • CDO for Exchange 2000 Server (CDOEX) and …


PST/OST Series : Personal folder files are unsupported over a LAN or over a WAN link

Do you know why personal folder files (.PST files) are unsupported over a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) link? The .PST files are not meant to be a long-term, continuous-use method of storing messages in an enterprise environment. Although it is possible to specify a network directory or a Universal Naming…

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