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Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2 Update Provides Support for Exchange 2010 Personal Archives

Yesterday was a major day for patch releases in the Exchange and Outlook world. For Exchange, Exchange 2010 SP1 got UR2, Exchange 2007 SP3 got its UR2. Exchange 2010 RTM got UR5, and Exchange 2007 SP2 got its UR5. For detailed information about the Exchange...
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Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #4

Public Folder Contacts Can't Replicate If you have a public folder contact that includes an e-mail address, there is also an e-mail address type field that is associated with every e-mail address. Note: You cannot see this e-mail address type field...

MAPI in the registry (Or, setting the "use HTTP first" boxes via VBScript)

First off, I didn't use PowerShell because I use the script in this article as a login script - and while I'm sure that the Windows Scripting Host is installed everywhere, I can't be sure that PowerShell is installed everywhere. It will be...
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Outlook and Exchange on the same computer

In 2004, I wrote an article Why Can't I Have Outlook and Exchange on the same Computer? It applied to versions of Exchange prior to Exchange Server 2007. When written, E12 (Exchange 2007) was still quite early in development at MSFT... Today, times...
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ExtraOutlook gives you well, an extra Outlook

Almost everyone has, at one time or another, wished that you could have multiple copies of Outlook running at the same time. After all, opening another mailbox within Outlook doesn't give you windows toast and calendar pops, etc. The standard answer...
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Export Mailboxes Larger than 2 GB to ANSI PSTs

I don't often just link to another blog posting for MY blog posting, but this one deserves it. It's not new, but last year fellow Exchange MVP Glen Scales wrote a script which allows you to export large mailboxes to ANSI PSTs. It does this by...
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Outlook Profile Redirection

I imagine that many of my readers are already aware of this fact, but it is a very common question on the forums, especially as the pace of Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007 upgrades appears to be increasing. The question is this: when I move...
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Major Outlook Hotfix/QFE/Mini-Service Pack...

I had a poster on a mailing list ask a question recently, and while researching the answer I came across KB 948716 . Now, that particular KB article is of great interest because it includes all the patches in KB 941275 . KB 941275 is basically a mini...
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Changing User Passwords with Outlook 2003/2007

Generally speaking, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 have a built-in mechanism that allows a user to change their password. In Outlook 2007, you find this (almost) hidden capability at Tools -> Options -> Other -> Advanced Options -> Custom Forms...
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Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007 patches

Originally published April 18, 2007 I found Outlook 2007 impossible to use at RTM (release-to-manufacturing - when a MSFT product is first released) because it was too doggone slow with my large mailbox. I dropped back to Office 2003 (since with my job...
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Outlook POP3 Timeout Annoyances

Originally published December 21, 2005 A number of folks have been running into Outlook 2003 POP3 problems, where either Outlook hangs or generates a timeout. It is pretty obvious that there was an undocumented change in Exchange 2003 service pack 2 about...
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Preventing users from using the dumpster in Outlook

Originally published September 15, 2005 I don't know that I would ever do this, but I thought the solution was pretty cool. If you have a situation where you want to prevent users from using Deleted Item Recovery in Outlook, you have a mechanism for...
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Why Can't I Have Outlook and Exchange on the same Computer?

Originally published September 14, 2004 One of the common, perrennial and “whaddayamean I can't do this!?!” questions on the mailing lists is about putting Outlook and Exchange (which includes Exchange Admin!) on the same computer. It's not supported...
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More on: Trouble Configuring RPC/HTTPS?

Originally posted on June 23, 2004 (Note on November 13, 2007: I updated the links to point to this blog.) Two weeks ago, I wrote in http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2007/11/13/trouble-configuring-rpc-https.aspx about some issues...
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A Small Script (Send E-Mail via the Outlook Object Model)

Originally published June 21, 2004 I got this small basic script from a article by Mark Hardy [mark.hardy@parys-snowdon.co.uk], who also said he didn't know where he got his original script from. I cleaned it up just a tad. To get around the Outlook...
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