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…


Outlook : How to regenerate free/busy information using MFC MAPI?

Recently one of my customer reported that Outlook is not showing latest free/busy information for selected users. Initially they tried the following steps for the affected users: Exit Outlook Open Command prompt > Open Outlook with cleanfreebusy switch (outlook.exe /cleanfreebusy) It failed to resolve the issue.   During troubleshooting we noticed that these issue may occur…

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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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General: Training materials for Outlook 2010

Please find the list of training materials for Outlook 2010…. Make the switch to Outlook 2010 Training Switch from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010. This course explains how to do familiar tasks, such as send e-mail messages and use the calendar. Tame your Inbox: Organize messages by conversation Training Ever wish you had a smarter,…


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…


Admin: How to remove retention policy from Outlook/Exchange?

·To remove retention policy from Outlook: When you remove a retention policy from an email message, the folder policy applies to the item, if one is assigned. 1. In the message list, click a message. (To select more than one message, press and hold CTRL as you click each message.) 2. On the Home tab,…


How to get the EWS endpoint URL from Outlook 2007/2010?

You can try the following steps to get the EWS endpoint URL from Outlook 2007 or 2010: CTRL+Right click the Outlook icon in the notification area in the lower right-hand area of the screen. You can notice the following window: Select Test E-mail Auto configuration. Enter your email address and password. Select the Use AutoDiscover…

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Outlook 2007: How to ‘quickly’ disable add-ins?

Try the following steps to disable add-ins in Outlook 2007 (it also applies to InfoPath 2007, Project 2007 and Visio 2007) On the Tools menu, click Trust Center. In the categories pane, click Macro Security. In the details pane, select No Warnings and Disable All Macros or Warnings for signed macros; all unsigned macros are…

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Why using Custom Outlook forms and HTTP scenarios not recommended?

In Outlook, custom Outlook forms are not supported for use with HTTP-based mail services (such as Microsoft Hotmail). Outlook does not prevent you from using custom form features if you are using an HTTP-based mail service. However, some features do not work correctly. The features do not work correctly because HTTP-based mail messages are stored…


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…