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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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…


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…


MAPI Developer: API elements deprecated in Outlook 2013

Are you an MAPI developer? Then, this article is targetted for you. The API elements (like, IXPLogon::RegisterOptions, OPTIONDATA, OPTIONCALLBACK, IMAPISession::MessageOptions, IMAPISession::QueryDefaultMessageOpt, IAddrBook::RecipOptions, IAddrBook::QueryDefaultRecipOpt)  are deprecated in Microsoft Outlook 2013. They are no longer supported and you should not use them in new projects. These API elements are deprecated in this release because of obsolete message…


Outlook error : Your mailbox has been temporarily moved on Microsoft Exchange Server

Recently one of my customer tried opening Outlook and it thrown the following error: During troubleshooting we noticed that the OWA works fine but problem while accessing Outlook. This happens because he still using the same profile and the mailbox was recreated some time earlier. In this scenario, i recommended him to delete the existing…


Outlook 2010 : Outlook Object Model enhancements & Changes

Outlook Object Model Changes Per Randy’s reference, the Outlook object model has new objects, properties, methods, and events that support new Outlook 2010 features programmatically. Other improvements to the object model address frequent developer requests for specific changes to the Outlook platform.

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Outlook UI Issue : Could not install the custom actions

Recently i run into this issue with Windows Server 2008 (x64) & Outlook 2007 SP2 (online – which had earlier Cached mode, later changed back to Online) machine. Whenever i tried to open a message or create a new one, i get this error message – “Could not install the custom actions. The object could…

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When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is sequenced and streamed with Windows Vista, the search function in Outlook may not function as designed

Issue: When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is sequenced and streamed with Windows Vista, the search function in Outlook may not function as designed. Note: Outlook 2003 does not experience this problem Please go through the article which describes about this…Virtualized Outlook 2007 search feature may not work as designed on Windows Vista clients


Monitoring event sink # 28 – Attachments Are Missing When You Use an Event Sink to Modify the Stream of Messages

One of my customer reported that they have a store event sink, which is used to modify the stream of incoming messages in Exchange Server environment (2003). But their attachments are missing when they open & view the message in Microsoft Outlook or in Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA); But contrarily when we view the…

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Monitoring event sink # 27 – After you register an event sink on a mailbox store, the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service does not start in Exchange Server 2003

One of my customer had migrated from Exchange server 2000 to Exchange Server 2003, where had an event sink registered on a mailbox store. But his Store.exe (Exchange Information Store service) stops responding for one of the following events:  • You restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. • Store.exe automatically starts after a restart…

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Tutorial : Free/Busy data – Series # 1

Publishing Free/Busy data: Free/busy data is published information that contains a user’s personal availability data based on the user’s schedule. Microsoft Exchange Server uses the information extensively when users schedule meetings. Exchange Server 2003 stores free/busy information in a dedicated public folder that is named SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY. This folder contains a separate subfolder for…

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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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