Outlook – Migration Steps

November 27, 2013

This is a shortlist the remind you on some steps to follow a good Outlook migration after you did an Exchange Migration.

1. Test if the use can access the OWA first BEFORE you delete his Outlook Profile ! To make sure the server account is OK for this user.

2. Next Export all MAILS / CONTACTS / NOTES / TASKS to a PST file

3. Copy his / her AutoComplete list


=> %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook

C:\Users\UsersName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\xxxx.nk2 (xxxx= Profile name)

4. Copy the Auto Signatures

Go to =>


5. Delete all offline Address Books (OAB)

=> %APPDATA% -> \Local\Microsoft\Outlook

And delete all *.OAB (offline address book) files

6. Configure a new PROFILE
    A. Close Outlook

B. Go to Control Panel -> Mail (32-bit)

=> Delete all Outlook Profiles

C. Create a new PROFILE with a new name

7. Import his / her mails / contacts etc. from the previous exported PST file

8. Import the Auto-Complete List :
Do one of the following:
=>  Windows 7  Click Start {picture}. Next to the Shut down button, in the Search programs and files box, type outlook /importnk2 and then press Enter.

=> Windows Vista Click Start {picture}. Next to the Shut Down button, in the Search box, type outlook /importnk2 and then press Enter.

=> Windows XP Click Start {picture}, click Run, type outlook /importnk2 and then press Enter.

9. Add the Auto Signature  and the rest of the configurations settings.

Outlook – Distribution Groups don’t show members

November 27, 2013

After migrating an Exchange Server I noticed that when I added an Distribution Group to my Mail I could not see the members of that group ?

Error when clicking the + sign to open up the members window.

Cannot perform me requested operation. The command selected is not valid for this recipient. The operation failed.


Solution was simple.

Close Outlook first, next go to the folder %APPDATA% –> Local\Microsoft\Outlook


And clear all *.oab Files Open up sync again and everything is working fine again.

SharePoint – Search results DispForm.aspx Redirect

November 22, 2013

When you do a search in SharePoint 2010 you get the results listed with a link to the Default DispForm.aspx.


But this opens up the ugly Standard Form.


While you might have put a lot of efforts in designing a Custom Form.


Solution is simple :

Add a redirect to the Standard Form to the Custom Form and you are done. Using the jQuery().SPServices library.


Code is here :

<script language="javascript" src="/sites/Scripts/jquery.SPServices-0.7.2.min.js"></script><script type="text/javascript">


// alert(jQuery().SPServices.Version());

// Get Activity ID from URL
   var queryStringVals = jQuery().SPServices.SPGetQueryString();
   var ID = queryStringVals["ID"];

//alert (ID);

var URL = 'https://www.yoursite.com/ICT/Lists/HelpDesk/DispForm.aspx?ID=' + ID;

//alert ('We go to this ' + URL);

window.location.href = URL;

Enjoy !!