Diagnostics: How to enable debug tracing for System.Net.Mail API?

You can enable the following trace switches in your application config file, so that you can enable tracing for The System.Net.Mail library/API. This will log the contents of the SMTP session to a file. To send traces to a log file, add the following node to the <system.diagnostics> node of the appropriate configuration file (application…

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Debug: WebAPI/Web Service fails to hit Load Balancer when called from Outlook add-in

Recently i worked with this app developer, who created a custom Outlook add-in through which they try to make use of custom ASP.Net Web Service/Web API using REST call. This URL works fine from the browser on a machine running the Outlook with the Add-in installed. But it fails with the below error from within…


Debug: Collecting HTTP/HTTPS traffic using Fiddler Web Debugger tool

As you aware that the Fiddler tool helps you debug web applications by capturing network traffic between the Internet and test computers. The tool enables you to inspect incoming and outgoing data to monitor and modify requests and responses before the browser receives them. So this post provides the steps for capturing HTTP/HTTPS traffic with…


Book Review:- Exam Ref 70-345 Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Are you preparing for Microsoft Exam 70-345? If yes, then have a look at this eBook. It helps you to demonstrate your real-world mastery of Exchange Server 2016 planning, deployment, migration, management, and troubleshooting. As you aware the Exam Ref is the official study guide for Microsoft certification exams. Featuring concise coverage of the skills…


Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…


SARA Tool & investigation: How to use SARA tool to troubleshoot Outlook?

This series is intended to provide you with technical support insights and proactive guidance for Office 365. This Video Series made by Office 365 support engineers to empower users to learn more about Office 365.       Have you ever had issues on outlook? Have you ever been in a situation where you are…


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…


Outlook 2016 - When you try to create a macro in Outlook receive error messages "Unexpected error, quitting" and "Out of memory"

One of my customer reported that he installed Office 2016 on a PC and tried creating a macro in Outlook then he received error messages "Unexpected error, quitting", followed by "Out of memory". We tried opening the Outlook VBA Editor, unfortunately it doesn’t open either. Alternately we checked and made sure that they don’t see…


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…


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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Exchange VSS : At Exchange Server 2010 ESEUtil fails with Jet error–1032

Recently I was playing for a VSS issue at my Exchange Server 2010 environment – when I run the ESEUtil (with its parameter /mh) command then I got the error “Jet error –1032”. > eseutil /mh "D:\Temp\tempdb.edb" Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Version 14.00 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Initiating…

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Fix: Extra.exe doesn’t work or collect data as expected at Exchange Server 2010

Recently one of my developer customer pointed out that he used Extra.exe as part of troubleshoot performance issues at his Exchange Server 2010 environment. But he noticed that Extra.exe doesn’t work or collect the data as expected. During investigation I noticed that they were running it under the scheduled task. Based on investigation, they updated…


DNS Issue: Cannot join domain–Windows Server 2008 R2 Server

Recently I tried joining my Windows Server 2008 R2 with the targeted domain controller (as part of new Exchange install), but it thrown the following error: In order to move ahead, I tried the following step to move ahead… Try temporarily setting the IP address of domain controller as your first DNS server or Preferred…

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