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

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/copy-the-autocomplete-list-to-another-computer-HA010097887.aspx

=> %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook

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

4. Copy the Auto Signatures

Go to =>

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Signatures

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.

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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.

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Solution was simple.

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

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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.

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But this opens up the ugly Standard Form.

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

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Solution is simple :

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

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Code is here :

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

$.noConflict();

$(document).ready(function(){
// 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;
});
</script>

Enjoy !!