Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2013 not a real good combination

Exchange 2013 and Outlook 2007 is a interrested thing

Outlook 2007 SP3 is supported with with April 2014 Public Update KB 2863811
See https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn803988(v=office.14).aspx

For you as a System or Exchange administrator or Consultant you might consider some things before migrating to Exchange 2013.

You can’t share your calendar in Outlook 2007
When you use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to share your calendar, you receive the following error message:

Error while preparing to send sharing message.

Also, if you try to check the permissions on the calendar, you may receive the following error message:

An error occurred when setting schedule permissions.

Solotion Microsoft: Using OWA

It works for share the calendar and you can set editor calendar permissies. All other permissions are not availible


  • Accessrights Missing

    With Powershell you can set the permissions

Add-MailboxFolderPermission –identity (username+’:\calendar’) –user testuser –Accessrights PublishingEditor

Better solution

Upgrade your Outlook Client to 2010 or 2013

578:0x000004DC:0x0000001D Send-As permission with Outlook 2010 Exchange 2007

578:0x000004DC:0x0000001D Send-As permission with Outlook 2010 Exchange 2007

You are not allowed to send this message because you are trying to send on behalf of another sender without permission to do so. Please verify that you are sending on behalf of the correct sender, or ask your system administrator to help you get the required permission.

Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server:


#MSEXCH:MSExchangeIS:/DC=com/DC=mydomain:SERVERNAME[578:0x000004DC:0x0000001D] #SMTP

1.Close Outlook

2.Delete the offline address book folders in

Windows 7: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Offline Address Books
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Offline Address Books

3.Open Outlook and let it download a new copy of the offline address book.

3.1 Send/Receive Tab
3.2. Send/Reveive Groups
3.3 Download Address Book
3.4 Choose Full Details and \Global Address List

VMware View XP persistent disk can not save outlook.ost c:\document and settings\…..

I’m busy with created a new a new pool with presentment disks.

The View desktops we’ve got setup are using linked clones and persistent disks which map to the D:\ in the users sessions. Of course this means the users profile is loaded to the D:\ instead of C:\ in the virtual desktops. My issue is, when a new users comes from our old environment into the test view setup, their Outlook is trying to find their OST file on the C:\ (c:\document and settings\…etc). The users data has been loaded to the D:\ though. The only way I’ve found to get around this is going into the Contol Panel in the users session, deleting their Outlook profile,


Microsoft saves information about profile under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

So, within regedit, I right-clicked on HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook then chose Export. For Save as Type, I changed the value to "Text Files (*.txt)". I then opened the text file I created with Notepad. You can’t just search for "Outlook.ost", since there are null, i.e. 00, characters stored between each character. They show up in an ASCII representation as dots. E.g. Outlook.ost would be O.u.t.l.o.o.k…o.s.t.

Since the "Outlook.ost" could be broken across multiple lines, I decided just to search for o.s.t. I found the following in the text file I had created.

Value 31

  Name:            001f6610

  Type:            REG_BINARY


00000000   43 00 3a 00 5c 00 44 00 – 6f 00 63 00 75 00 6d 00  C.:.\.D.o.c.u.m.

00000010   65 00 6e 00 74 00 73 00 – 20 00 61 00 6e 00 64 00  e.n.t.s. .a.n.d.

00000020   20 00 53 00 65 00 74 00 – 74 00 69 00 6e 00 67 00   .S.e.t.t.i.n.g.

00000030   73 00 5c 00 4a 00 69 00 – 6d 00 5c 00 4c 00 6f 00  s.\.J.i.m.\.L.o.

00000040   63 00 61 00 6c 00 20 00 – 53 00 65 00 74 00 74 00  c.a.l. .S.e.t.t.

00000050   69 00 6e 00 67 00 73 00 – 5c 00 41 00 70 00 70 00  i.n.g.s.\.A.p.p.

00000060   6c 00 69 00 63 00 61 00 – 74 00 69 00 6f 00 6e 00  l.i.c.a.t.i.o.n.

00000070   20 00 44 00 61 00 74 00 – 61 00 5c 00 4d 00 69 00   .D.a.t.a.\.M.i.

00000080   63 00 72 00 6f 00 73 00 – 6f 00 66 00 74 00 5c 00  c.r.o.s.o.f.t.\.

00000090   4f 00 75 00 74 00 6c 00 – 6f 00 6f 00 6b 00 5c 00  O.u.t.l.o.o.k.\.

000000a0   6f 00 75 00 74 00 6c 00 – 6f 00 6f 00 6b 00 2e 00  o.u.t.l.o.o.k…

000000b0   6f 00 73 00 74 00 00 00 -                          o.s.t…

I could also have searched in the .reg file I created when I exported the registry information from the other computer. But, again, you can’t just search for "Outlook.ost" in the .reg file you created, either, since the information in it is the hexadecimal representation of the binary data in the registry keys. You would need to convert a string, such as "ost" to hexadecimal form. You can do that at String – ASCII, HEX, Binary Converter. In the String field, I put in ost. The converter showed me the equivalent hex value is 6F 73 74. Note: the converter shows decimal/ASCII, binary, and hex values. Make sure you use the correct one. Also note that the hexadecimal representation of "OST" is not the same as "ost". Since the error message I received referred to Outlook.ost, I converted "ost" to hexadecimal. Again, it may be better to limit the length of the string to reduce the chance it will be broken across multiple lines in the file.

Once you have the hexadecimal equivalent of the ASCII string, you still can’t just search for it, i.e. a search for 6F7374 wouldn’t work. The hexadecimal numbers are stored in the .reg file with commas and the null character, 00, between them. I.e., I would need to search for 6f,00,73,00,74 instead.

In the .reg file found it among the following lines:









I noticed it was associated with a "001f6610" entry. When I had searched the text file, I had also seen Outlook.ost associated with "Name: 001f6610".

You can delete the following registry key with group policy preferences to disable using Offline Folders after disabling Use Cached Mode in Group Policy:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook\13dbb0c8aa05101a9bb000aa002fc45a\001f6610

Autodiscover failed on Outlook 2007 client with error 0x800c8203 after installing KB2412171

After installing KB2412171 on client computers I found another bug in this update.
Normally Outlook configure your Outlook profile on your primarily smtp address. But after this update this is changed to the user principal name. If you have not added user principal name to a mail user you will see dat autodiscovery wil fail.

Solution Uninstalling KB2412171

%windir%\System32\msiexec.exe /package <Office 2007 product code> /uninstall <patch code for the MSP from KB2412171> /Q /L*V %temp%\Remove_KB2412171.log Product codes (or “GUIDs”) for Office 2007 and Outlook 2007 are as follows: Standard: {90120000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} Professional: {90120000-0014-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} Professional Plus:{90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} Enterprise:{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} Outlook 2007 Standalone: {90120000-001A-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} Patch codes for the MSP files related to KB2412171 are as follows: {7961E819-93A5-40A8-8469-4BE2FBBFACEF}  (for the original patch) {752A0B7C-BD24-4362-AC86-AB63FEE6F46F} (for the re-release patch)

For my did this the trick
%windir%\System32\msiexec.exe /package {90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {752A0B7C-BD24-4362-AC86-AB63FEE6F46F} /Q /L*V c:\Remove_KB2412171.log

Deploy office 2010 and a previous office version together on one PC with MDT 2010

Deploy office 2010 and  a previous office version together on one PC with MDT 2010. Then you need to do the following things

– Office 2010 ISO
Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool

1. Make sure you have a working Office 2007 deployment. Check this How to deploy Office 2007 with MDT

2. Extract the Office 2010 ISO to the application folder on de MDT Server

2. Extract AdminTemplates_32.exe or AdminTemplates_64.exe to a folder.

3. Copy the Admin folder that you can find in the extracted folder to the Office 2010 folder that you created at step 1.

4. Run setup.exe /admin

5. Check the Screenshots for the settings

6. Save the file in Updates folder that you find in Office folder. I named the file setup.MSP

7. Create a new application without source files.


Command Line is:
setup.exe /adminfile “\\mdtservername\deploymentshare$\Applications\Microsoft Office 2010 x86\Updates\setup.msp

Beta Outlook 2007 Online Archive Support

I read on Henrik Walther blog about the Outlook 2007 Online Archive Support. So I checked this on my home lab. You just need to apply the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (released back in October 2010) and voilá, you now have access to your online archive from Outlook 2007 Open-mouthed smile. Can’t wait when it is fully supported.

Outlook 2007 Anywhere Exchange 2007

1. Klik in het menu Extra op Accountinstellingen, selecteer het Exchange-account en klik vervolgens op Wijzigen.

2. Klik op Meer instellingen en klik vervolgens op het tabblad Verbinding.

3. Schakel onder Outlook Anywhere het selectievakje Via HTTP verbinding maken met Microsoft Exchange in.


Opmerking: Als de sectie Outlook Anywhere niet beschikbaar is, is Windows XP Service Pack 2 of hoger vermoedelijk niet op de computer geïnstalleerd.

4. Als u een proxyserver wilt opgeven, klikt u op Proxy-instellingen van Exchange.


1 Voer bij url in je domein naam in waarmee je vanaf buiten kunt connecten naar de exchange server.

2.  Als je een SSL verbinding wilt gebruiken vinkje aan Alleen verbinden via SSL in.

5. Klik onder Instellingen voor proxyverificatie op Basisverificatie of NTLM-verificatie, NTLM-Verificatie wordt standaard gebruikt die uitleg hieronder.


Opmerking: Bij het gebruik van Basisverificatie wordt het wachtwoord in de vorm van leesbare tekst verzonden. Voor de beste beveiliging wordt geadviseerd de opties NTLM-verificatie en Alleen verbinden via SSL in te schakelen.

Traag openen van Excel 2003 bestanden in Excel 2007

Wanneer je Excel 2003 bestanden wilt openen en Excel 2007 nog niet opgestart is kan het zijn dat je 20-60 sec moet wachten voor dat Excel 2007 is opgestart.


1. Windows Verkenner
2. Ga naar Tools à Folders Options
3. Ga naar File Types Tap
4. Zoek XLS op

5. Klik op Advanced

6. Klik Edit

Pas de volgende regen aan: Application used to Form Action
Standaard: “C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12EXCEL.EXE” /e

Moet worden: C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12EXCEL.EXE” /e “%1”
7. Klik twee keer op OK
8. Klik op Close
9. Nu moeten 2003 Excel bestanden snel geopend worden.

Outlook 2003 & 2007 Verdwijnen Kalenders

1. Zorg dat je laatst Service Pack hebt geïnstalleerd om mee te testen.
2. Probeer Outlook te open met volgende commando Start->Run->outlook /resetnavpane
3. Hernoem de gebruiker.xml bestand (Als Outlook crasht dan wordt het bestand gebruiker.xml
corrupt waar gedeelde bestanden in staan.)
a. Ga naar C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook
b. Hernoem gebruiker.xml naar gebruiker.xml.old
c. Open Outlook and sluit opnieuw.
d. Controleer of gebruiker.xml wordt opnieuw aangemaakt.
Opmerking: Je moet nu wel weer gedeelde kalenders opnieuw toevoegen.
3. Probeer Outlook te open met volgende commando Start->Run->outlook /resetnavpane
4 Nieuw outlook profiel aanmaken.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack voor Office 2007.

Je kent het wel. Gebruikers mailen bellen weer dat ze een bestand gemaakt in Office 2007 niet kunnen openen. Hier heeft Microsoft een pakket dat heet FileFormatConverters.exe beschikbaar gesteld waarmee Office 2007 Word, Excel en Powerpoint bestanden kan geopend mee worden in bijvoorbeeld Office 2003.

Alleen tja hij moet geinstalleerd worden op 10+ pc’s dan doe je het volgende:
Pak een machine wellicht een VM en dubbel klik op licentie agreement en wacht er op dat hij deze uitgepakt heeft en klik vervolgens op OK. Ga vervolgens naar C:Program FilesMSECacheO2007Cnv1033 en kopieer vervolgende de uitgepakte files naar een netwerk schijf bijvoorbeeld ( \serverappsmsi packetsOffice2003fcv) waar alle domein users lees rechten op hebben vervolgens.

Maak een nieuwe GPO of edit een bestaande en koppel aan deze GPO O12Conv.msi. Hang aan deze GPO de juist pc’s/laptop’s en hij wordt automatisch uitgerold.