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by lunarg on April 8th 2016, at 15:57

In-place online archive, this means having your online archive readily available in Outlook, is only available if you have Office ProPlus or a standalone version of Outlook. Outlook from Office Standard (including Office365 Business Premium) does not provide access to the online archive, and as such, it can only be opened from OWA.

by lunarg on August 26th 2015, at 14:33
Due to decisions made by European Union, EU-versions of Office 2013 require the selection of the default file format when starting Office (usually Word or Excel) for the first time:



You can disable this dialog by creating the following registry key (can be used with group policy or logon script too):

In the registry, locate the key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\General

Create the following value:Name: ShownFileFmtPrompt

Type: DWORD (32-bit)

Value: 1



Users starting an Office program for the first time will now not be prompted to choose the default file format. The default file format will default to Open XML (DOCX, XLSX, etc).

I've noticed that when upgrad  ...
by lunarg on May 27th 2015, at 15:47
A collegue ran into an issue with Microsoft Outlook (2010) and the AVG Outlook plugin: when attempting to open mails on a shared Exchange mailbox, the message body would be cleared from that e-mail. The message body would be deleted from Exchange itself as well, resulting in other users accessing the mailbox to also see empty message bodies. If a mail contained attachments, they would be left alone.

After a long search, the culprit seemed to be the AVG Outlook plugin. Upon opening an e-mail, the plugin would scan the e-mail, which somehow went wrong, resulting in clearing the message body (probably because it was marked as bad?). Because of the nature of the mailbox (it's a shared Exchange   ...
by lunarg on April 28th 2015, at 13:53
When attempting to add another user's (shared) contacts to your own Outlook, you'll notice that you won't be able to access these contacts from the Outlook address book. Additionally, when right-clicking the shared contacts folder, you'll notice you can't choose to display the contacts in the Outlook address book.



The reason for this is that Outlook simply does not allow it. Quoted from an Exchange engineer:

Engineer from exchange server
By the current outlook design, itís not possible to implement the shared contacts folder in the Outlook Address Book. The Outlook Address Book tab feature is Ďby designí unavailable for shared contacts folders and this is hard-coded in the Outlook produc  ...
by lunarg on April 22nd 2015, at 14:01

From KB 2682333:

Outlook also adds a folder to Contacts labeled Suggested Contacts. Addresses get added to this folder as you send or reply to messages addressed to people who donít exist in your Contacts folder. Outlook doesn't look in Suggested Contacts for names during the AutoComplete process. It only stores addresses that you might want to add to your Contacts. You can double-click an entry in Suggested Contacts and a Contact Form opens that allows you to save it to your Contacts Folder.
by lunarg on April 13th 2015, at 17:16
In Outlook, when sending e-mail on behalf of someone else, it is not saved to the Sent Items of that user's mailbox. This is particular a problem when dealing with shared mailboxes, where both incoming and outgoing mail for those mailboxes need to be available for all users that require access to the mailbox.

Notice
If you are running Outlook with Exchange 2010 (since SP2 RU4) or up, in non-cached mode, do not use this method. You will trigger an issue with Outlook keeping sent items in the Outbox of the current mailbox. See MS KB 2703723 for more information.

To resolve this, depends on the Exchange version:

Exchange 2010: use the Set-MailboxSentItemsConfigura  ...
by lunarg on March 24th 2015, at 12:12

As you probably already have noticed, does Outlook prompt for credentials when configuring Outlook for use with a federated Office 365 account, regardless of whether you've set up your intranet zoning for your ADFS server in Internet Explorer options.

Apparently, this is unresolveable as Outlook (2013 and earlier) simply does not support SSO. It is currently unknown whether a subsequent version of Outlook will have this feature.

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2535227

Oddly enough, Lync does support SSO.

by lunarg on March 6th 2014, at 15:18

When your hyperlinks in your Outlook signature gets replaced by so-called "field codes", you may have inadvertedly pressed the magic key combo Alt+F9:

You can reverse the effect by pressing it again. This only works when the message field has focus.

by lunarg on April 24th 2013, at 10:18
When attempting to open (not save) an attachment in Outlook, you may get an error similar to:

Message
Can't create file.

This is because Outlook's Temp folder is full. Outlook uses a temporary folder for storing attachments prior to opening them, similar to Internet Explorer does. Unfortunately, this folder can become quite large, causing these kind of error messages. Additionally, there's a 100-file limit on attachments which have the same name: e.g. when opening 100 times an attachment with the same name, opening the 101th attachment will fail with the above error.

The only solution is to clean the folder. There are some manual ways to do it, but I found a tool on the internet that does  ...
by lunarg on April 18th 2013, at 11:39

If your to-do bar shows up empty, or only displays a Loading... message, try to start Outlook with the parameter via Start → Run:

outlook.exe /resettodobar
by lunarg on March 25th 2013, at 12:54

When attempting to send and receive e-mail in Outlook 2010, you may get the error:

Error
Outlook data file cannot be accessed (0x8004010F)

This occurs when the Outlook profile is somehow corrupted.

You can attempt to resolve the issue by re-setting the delivery location in your Accounts, but sometimes this does not work, and the delivery location remains unset. In this case, you have to create a new Outlook profile, recreate your e-mail accounts in it, set the delivery location and reopen any other Outlook data files.

by lunarg on March 18th 2013, at 11:15
Windows Fax has some shortcomings concerning how address lists are being used. The original design was to allow the Windows Fax client to use Outlook's address lists whenever Outlook was installed. However, due to incompatibilities between 32-bit and 64-bit, there are some issues where the fax client would not use Outlook, even though Outlook has been installed properly. Unfortunately, if such is the case, there's no real solution, other than switching the architecture of the OS or upgrading to a newer OS. I've jotted down a short and simple matrix of OS and Office versions to indicate which combination is known to work properly with Outlook's address lists.

table.compatma  ...
by lunarg on September 24th 2012, at 12:32

Because Google Apps (Gmail) automatically puts a copy of your sent items in the Sent Items folder, it's rather redundant for Outlook to do this as well. Although Google Apps prevents the creation of doubles, it's better to just let Google Apps do it, as it's one less thing to upload (particularly useful on slow connections).

To turn off the copy of sent items in Outlook, turn off the option Save copies of messages in the Sent Items folder. You'll find this in the Outlook options in the Mail tab, section Save messages.

by lunarg on September 18th 2012, at 10:38

NirnSoft has a useful tool to view, edit, import/export Outlook AutoComplete information.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

It can handle all versions of Outlook that support this feature, as well as the the information stored in a message store (be it Exchange or local PST).

by lunarg on August 24th 2012, at 10:34

Currently, Exchange/Outlook only supports client-side rules if you want to move messages to a specific folder, depending on which alias it's sent to. This means that the rule only works when Outlook is running, which is not always possible.

You can workaround the issue by creating a rule that checks for the content of the message headers. This type of rule can be created server-side and will always run when messages arrive on the Exchange server. By checking whether the alias is present in the message headers, you can easily create a rule that moves those messages to another folder.

by lunarg on June 13th 2012, at 22:15

If you are unable to uninstall Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 the normal way (via Control Panel), you can try with the uninstall tools made available by Microsoft. They do a manual uninstall of all files and registry settings of the selected Office, but without losing removing personal settings.

They are available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179.

by lunarg on October 13th 2011, at 14:34
The problem is related to incorrect hinting of the webserver, tricking IE7/8 into believing you are in fact downloading a ZIP-file, rather than an Office 2007/2010 file. The reason for this is because these files are in fact XML-files, compressed to a ZIP, but have a different extension, indicating it's not a regular ZIP-file.

There are two ways to fix this. The best way would be to change the webserver (if possible, ask the administrator of the webserver you are downloading from) to add the correct MIME-types, so the webserver provides correct hinting. How this is done, depends largely on which webserver is being used.

When using Apache2, there are two ways to resolve the issue. Either ad  ...
by lunarg on October 13th 2011, at 11:15
There's an obscure issue with Access 2003, not being able to open an MDB from a network location via Explorer. It outright refuses to open the file, so when attempting, nothing seems to happen.

This is caused by security measures in Access 2003, where you normally have to confirm to open the file, which fails. However, I'm guessing this is not by design that it does not open at all.

A workaround is to create a shortcut to said file, then edit the shortcut so it reads:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" /NOSTARTUP "MyFile.MDB"

Adjust the installation path and file location to your needs.

This way, Access gets started first, with the file as parameter, so it gets op  ...
by lunarg on October 5th 2010, at 14:19

End-users are no longer required to buy Office 2010 media. If you have an product key card, you can download Office 2010 from the website, free of charge:

http://www.office.com/productkeycard

For OEM manufacturers, direct link to the Office 2010 pre-installation kit. Unlike 2007, this release is also available for download free of charge:

http://oem.microsoft.com/script/contentpage.aspx?PageID=566219

by lunarg on September 20th 2010, at 16:51

If Outlook 2007 is constantly asking to enter your password, even though you've enabled Remember password, try the following:

  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Navigate to: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect (Vista/7), or %userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect (XP).
  3. In that folder should be another folder named after a SID. Rename or delete the folder.
  4. Some people have reported a reboot is required before starting Outlook again. To be on the safe side, do this. After the reboot, start Outlook again. It should be fixed.
 
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