QuickTip: Outlook 2013 Script Error 278 Library Not Registered on Outlook Today

QuickTip: Outlook 2013 Script Error 278 Library Not Registered on Outlook Today

If you just did an upgrade to Office 2013 from a previous version, you may experience a Script Error message referencing Line 278 in Outlook when attempting to view Outlook Today. This is actually a pretty simple fix and a hat tip to Mitch Bartlett over at Technipages.com for his post of this fix. Close Outlook. Open regedit. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>Typelib>{0006F062-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} Right-click the 1.0 key and click Delete. Open Outlook and navigate to Outlook Today.  

QuickTip: Need to See More Than 1 Year’s Worth of E-Mail in Outlook 2013 (in Cached Mode)?

QuickTip: Need to See More Than 1 Year’s Worth of E-Mail in Outlook 2013 (in Cached Mode)?

Go to File>Info>Account and Social Network Settings>Account Settings Double-click the account on the E-mail Tab Under Offline Settings, drag the slider all the way to the right. It should now say All Click Next and Finish. Close Outlook and open it again.   You should see the progress in the status bar. Outlook may be a little slow while it is updating your mailbox but once the status shows All folders are up to date, you are good to go.

QuickTip: Exchange 2010 – Convert Universal Distribution Group to Mail-Enabled Universal Security Group

QuickTip: Exchange 2010 – Convert Universal Distribution Group to Mail-Enabled Universal Security Group

Do you need to convert an Exchange universal distribution group to a mail-enabled universal security group? You’re in luck! Try it out: In Active Directory Users and Computers, select the distribution group and go to properties. On the General tab, under Group Type, select Security Group. From the Exchange Management Shell, run the following command, substituting groupname for the actual name of the group. Use quotes around the group name if the name contains spaces: Set-Distributiongroup–identity groupname –MemberDepartRestriction Closed

QuickTip: Exchange Server 2010 – Enable Expired Password Reset Functionality

QuickTip: Exchange Server 2010 – Enable Expired Password Reset Functionality

If you use Exchange with OWA, there is a registry tweak that you can use to enable a function that allows Active Directory users to change their password after it has expired. Perform the following on the Exchange 2010 Client Access server: Run Regedit Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchange OWA Create a new DWORD value (if it doesn’t exist), called: ChangeExpiredPasswordEnabled Set the value of ChangeExpiredPasswordEnabled to 1 Restart the IIS Services

QuickTip: Need to Change The UpdateURL (UNC Path) for Your Office365 ClickToRun Installation?

QuickTip: Need to Change The UpdateURL (UNC Path) for Your Office365 ClickToRun Installation?

Say you setup an on premise update server share for Office365 ClickToRun. What if you wanted to use multiple groups so that you didn’t  have to deploy an update to your entire organization but didn’t set that up during the initial deployment? Fret not! You can modify this registry key on your clients with the new UNC path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun\Configuration and modify the UpdateUrl string to reflect the new UNC path.

Microsoft Azure DirSync for Office 365 – How to update/change the connectivity password (Resolve stopped-extension-dll exception error)

Microsoft Azure DirSync for Office 365 – How to update/change the connectivity password (Resolve stopped-extension-dll exception error)

In this how-to article I am assuming that you have already setup/configured DirSync for Microsoft Office 365 and have found that the “stopped-extension-dll exception error” in the event viewer references an issue with the password of your sync/tenant account. What can cause this? The most common reason that I have found is that the account used to sync with the tenant has an expired password. By default, the passwords for tenant-based accounts expire every 90 days. This is controlled on…

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Using Ninite Pro in Conjunction with Group Policy to Automate Third-Party Application Patching

Using Ninite Pro in Conjunction with Group Policy to Automate Third-Party Application Patching

In my quest, as the lone Sys Admin for an SMB, to automate third-party application patching and installation, I have found the inexpensive yet invaluable tool, Ninite Pro. This article assumes that you have a Microsoft Active Directory domain, have the permissions necessary to create GPOs and have subscribed to or are trialing Ninite Pro. Also, I am assuming you know basic server administrative tasks, such as sharing a folder, using GPMC, etc. Introduction to Ninite Pro Ninite Pro is…

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Disable NetBIOS on Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP Server Scopes

Disable NetBIOS on Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP Server Scopes

  If you don’t need NetBIOS on your network any longer, here is how to disable NetBIOS on your Windows Server 2008 R2 DHCP server scopes. To disable NetBIOS on the DHCP server, follow these steps: Click Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>DHCP. In the navigation pane, click + to expand the your_server_name>Scope right click Scope Options, then click Configure Options. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Microsoft Windows 2000 Options in the Vendor class list. Make sure that Default User Class is…

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