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…


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…


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…


Security warning: The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site

Recently i started MS Outlook 2007 and tried connecting to a mailbox that is hosted on a mailbox server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 inside the local network. I received the following security warning “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.” During my…


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…


Download fix : Issue with Message size in Outlook 2010 beta

With respect to my previous blog post regarding the message size increase of some e-mails sent from the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Beta, now you got fix from Outlook Product Group blog. The Office team has been hard at work building a fix for this issue, which is available immediately. If you are using the Office…


Error : Outlook blocks access to the potentially unsafe attachments ?

Recently one of the developer sent out an email to me stating the he face ‘new’ issue with Outlook 2007, which blocks access to some of the mail’s attachments. When they try to access the attachment they get the following error message “Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: []”. He also complained that…


Fixed : Issue with Message size in Outlook 2010

Earlier one of my customer reported when he created a simple HTML e-mail using Outlook 2010 beta. It contained a hyperlink and some text with bullet lists, but the size of the message is quite big. He tried with Outlook 2007, the message size was relatively small. It’s researched by Outlook 2010 product team and…


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…


Outlook 2003 & GPO : Removing extra line breaks in plain text messages

I tried to play around with Outlook 2003 and GPO. I thought to disable the outlook 2003 option ‘Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages’ for the client systems. I thought to do this whether we can try with any registry setting or GPO? Later i done the same with GPO like this. In…


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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Outlook UI tricks : How to copy Outlook Calendar items from one folder to another?

Have you tried copying all Outlook Calendar items from one folder to another? What is the result that you got? In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2002, and Outlook 2000, you cannot copy all the items in a Calendar folder when you right-click the folder, you click Copy Calendar, and then you paste…


Outlook 2007 : Why i can’t accept an invitation that is in a third-party calendar format?

One of my customer updated that they have an application which uses Outlook Object Model which usually receives the invitation and process it. But when has issues for a specific invitation to a meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2007. This impacts him that he can’t no longer accept the invitation. When we researched regarding the issue,…

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