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…


Install error: OffCAT doesn’t install on Windows Server 2012 R2…. really?

Earlier I talked about OffCAT in-detail which helps to find out any known issues with Microsoft Office suite/apps. Based on this one of my customer tried and reported when they tried downloading from Microsoft downloads, running OFFCAT utility’s setup/.msi on their Windows Server 2012 R2; it doesn’t let them to install it. During the debugging…


MAPI Developer: How to get file properties for .MSG file using MrMAPI tool?

Based on my earlier article, recently I got the below request from MAPIDevil (MAPI developer). Adding the detailed request:  In general, you can do this same stuff with either MFCMAPI utility or ended up by creating customer MAPI application. For this specific scenario again I tried my hands with MrMAPI command-line utility – it’s very…


Analyze Microsoft Office programs problems, issues using OffCAT 2.0

The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0 provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems.  Now with latest OffCAT 2.0, it provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found…

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Workaround: Command (send to > Mail recipient or File > Send as attachment) might not work when Outlook 2007 / 2010 is running and installed side-by-side with Outlook 2013

When Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 is running and installed side-by-side with Outlook 2013, Outlook shows the following message when you click Send To > Mail Recipient in Windows Explorer or click File > Send As Attachment in another program: This action is not supported while an older version of Outlook is running In order…


Office Developer : Outlook & VBA Programming # 2

In addition to previous article, I would suggest you to have a look at the related articles for reference/samples etc: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Inside Out 101 VBA samples for Office 2010 VBA for Office developers Office 2003 Editions: Outlook VBA Language Reference Automating Outlook from a Visual Basic Application Automating Outlook from Other Office…


Office Developer : Outlook & VBA Programming # 1

By using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a simple but powerful programming language that you can use to extend Office 2010 applications with new capabilities and automate repeated tasks. I remember VBA is used for a long time in Microsoft Office based applications. I thought to combine the list the related articles that are pretty…

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Microsoft Office Marketplace: Developer tools and macros

You can download free or paid or trial versions of Developer tools and macros for Office versions 2003, 2007 and 2010 at Marketplace….It’s available for the products like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, SharePoint and Access.


How to install the latest applicable updates for Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010?

The above query is a common one that we receive from our customers. Have a look at our support KB regarding this (specific to US English version only) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625547 . This article provides a comprehensive list of the most recent hotfix updates and service packs for Microsoft Outlook. Some Outlook features are dependent on Microsoft…

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Outlook Object Model: How to include usemap attribute programmatically?

In this post, I will show you how to make use of usemap attribute of img HTML element in HTML emails programmatically. For this, I used Outlook 2010 VBA & Outlook Object Model. You can design the application with C# or VB.Net with Outlook Object Model library as per your wish. We will do this…


My View on Microsoft Office Binary File Format validator (beta) utility – Post # 1

What I tried? Sometime earlier i reviewed (tried) the new command-line utility Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator (beta) – which helps to to validate binary file format files for the following files and applications: .doc files (Microsoft Word 97/2000/2003 and file formats supported by Microsoft Office Word 2007/2010), .xls files (Microsoft Excel 97/2000/2003 and…


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…


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…