Outlook 2016 – Upgrade in Progress

Recently i faced some Outlook 2016 functionality issues. It became impossible to sent / receive email.

In Outlook 2016 options there was a message ‘Upgrade in progress’ This could be there for days without any change.
Some websites are saying that opening Outlook in /safe mode is resolving the issue, this was not the case for me.

The solution for me was:

start -> run -> regedit
go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Components\F1291BD604B860441AB89E60BDEE0F9C
right click -> permissions
‘add’ the current user or ‘everyone’ and give it READ permissions.

Open Outlook 2016 and all should work fine.

Office365 – Create a roomlist

If you have multiple rooms in your Exchange Online environment you want to use roomlist(s).

To create a roomlist first connect to powershell:

Connect to Office 365 using Windows Powershell

To create a roomlist enter the below command:
New-DistributionGroup -Name “New RoomList” -Roomlist

You will now have a roomlist, but the list is empty. To add room’s to the list enter the following command:

Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity “New RoomList” -Member “Room 1”

You will need to enter the above command for each room you want to add to the list.

RW Everything

Sometimes when you reinstall your PC, or for any other reason you need the OEM Microsoft Windows Productkey your laptop / PC came with.

Since there is no sticker with the key on the device you can use a very neat program called ‘RW Everything’ http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/rweverything.html

After unzipping the .zip choose rw.exe and click on ACPI.
Next go to the MSDM tab, at the bottom you will find the Windows key.

How to turn Clutter feature on / off for all users via PowerShell

First, connect to Office365 / Exchange via PowerShell.

http://iterrors.com/connect-to-office-365-using-windows-powershell/

To turn Clutter on:
Get-Mailbox | Set-Clutter -Enable $true

To turn Clutter off:
Get-Mailbox | Set-Clutter -Enable $false

To see if it worked, you can get the Clutter status by typing:
Get-Clutter -Identity info@iterrors.com

How to install warcraft 3 completely with the latest patches.

First step is to buy Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos and Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne, you can buy them as a ‘battlechest’ on kinguin for cheap: http://www.kinguin.net/category/21335/warcraft-3-battlechest-eu-battle-net-cd-key/?r=10173 or buy it from the battle.net site: http://battle.net

After you’ve bought and download both installers, first install the ROC game.
After that, you have to install a patch https://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/classic-game-patches

Download both ‘full’ patches and install the ROC one first.

After this you will install the FTF game and the TFT Patch.

Now you should be able to play the game.

PS. If you have any battle.net connection issues; try to connect to a different battle.net server using the hourglass.

Office 365 – How to see the creation date of a mailbox via Powershell

Open powershell as administrator and connect to office 365.

See here how to do it:
http://iterrors.com/connect-to-office-365-using-windows-powershell/

Then when connected typ in this command:
get-mailbox -id userID | select whenCreated

Office 365 – Force DirSync synchronisation / update

DirSync will automaticly update passwords every 2 minutes and other users / settings every 3 hours but sometimes you want to force it.

To do that open Windows Powershell and go to:
PS> cd “C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync\Sync”
PS> .\ImportModules.ps1
PS> Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync

Thats it!

Office 2013 – Slow in RDP / RDS

In a terminal server session (RDP / RDS) Outlook, or the whole Office 2013 suite seems very slow in comparison with Office 2010.

To workaround this issue you have to change your RDP-Display options to 16 or 24 bit (32bit is default).

To do this:
Open ‘remote desktop connection'(mstsc)
Choose ‘Show options’ -> Display -> and at Colors Choose ‘High Color 16bit’ or ‘True Color 24bit’.

Reconnect to your sessions and Office 2013 should be a lot faster.

Outlook 2010 – Anonymous security option missing

When you are trying to configure Office 365 in Outlook 2010 there is a change the ‘anonymous’ security setting is missing. This will result in a setup faillure when trying to log in to office 365 account. So you can’t setup office365 via either autodiscover or manual.

To resvolve this issue i did the following:
1. Install SP1 for Outlook 2010.
2. Reboot
3. Install this patch:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/download/details.aspx?id=36841
4. Install this patch:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=29361
5. Reboot

When you try to configure office 365 in Outlook 2010 it will work!

Google Chrome – Can’t open ‘add attachment’ in Outlook Web App (OWA).

When you try to sent a new email and want to add an attachment nothing happens in google chrome.

There is a simple fix for this issue and that is to simply run this .reg file:
chrome-showmodaldialog
Or change it yourself:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures]
“1”=”ShowModalDialog_EffectiveUntil20150430″

Re-open google chrome and the OWA and it should work!