Category Archives: Outlook 2003

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

Lotus Notes DocLink Creator – The Code

Earlier in the year I covered the process of manually creating Lotus Notes Database or Document Links (DocLinks) in order to send from Outlook. Please view Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: Lotus Notes Document Link Creator for Outlookto revisit the overview of manually creating a Lotus Notes DocLink.

In this post(finally) I’ll go through the basic operations and function of this tool.

Note:¬† Although I wrote DocLinkCreator in VBScript, I’m not a¬†fulltime programmer or developer. This script(docLinkCreator.vbs) is provided as is and confers no warranties or support. I’ve provided comments within the code to help dev gurus or code monkeys make adjustments or upgrade to the existing code. Also feel free to share your modifications. But having said that this tool was used by my company of employment for several years until all their Lotus Notes infrastructure was decommissioned.

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How to enable disabled Outlook Addins the easy way

This post outlines the process of enabling disabled Outlook Addins using Outlook Disabled Items applet.

Not long ago I posted the article “Outlook 2003 Out of Office Assistant Error: The command is not available. See the program documentation about how to use this extension” which discussed how to enable the disabled Outlook Addin (in this case the Out of Office addin) via the Registry.

Basically it was a matter of launching the Registry Editor (regedit) and crawling to find the entry to delete.

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“Active Sync encountered a problem on the server. Support code: 0×86000108″

This posts investigates the ActiveSync error: “Active Sync encountered a problem on the server. Support code: 0×86000108″. This post consists of what causes the ActiveSync support code: 0×86000108 error, the work around and the permanent fix.

The Cause of ActiveSync support code: 0×86000108:

From Microsoft KB this error is caused by the following: “Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 changes the alert message from the IPM.Note type to the IPM.Sharing type. Additionally, Exchange ActiveSync does not support the IPM.Sharing message type. Therefore, the Windows Mobile based-device cannot synchronize the alert message from Exchange 2003. “

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Quickly find user availability using Outlook Free-Busy to set up an appointment

This posts outlines how to quickly identify (a business) user’s availability (free-time) in order to set up a meeting or appointment in Outlook using the Free-Busy information.

The Outlook Free-Busy Information is published information about a users’ availability based on the users’ schedule. This Free-Busy information is made available to Outlook by Microsoft Exchange.

Free-Busy information is very important to Outlook because it needs to know when you are free and when you’re not available so you and other users in the business can invite you to meetings and appointments.

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