Outlook: ‘Exchange Administrator has Made a Change That Requires You Quit’
Nov26

Outlook: ‘Exchange Administrator has Made a Change That Requires You Quit’

KB ID 0001372 Problem Lastt week I had a client report that ‘some’ of his users were getting this popup repeatedly, every time they launched Outlook. The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook ¬† This popup is usually seen during migrations, when mailboxes are being migrated, (or have just been migrated.) But you should only ever see it once. Solution I had recently...

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Microsoft Outlook: Creating a New Profile
Nov26

Microsoft Outlook: Creating a New Profile

KB ID 0001371 Problem There are times when a problem with your Outlook profile can manifest itself in many ‘annoying’ ways. Sometimes the simplest thing to do is to put your Outlook profile to one side, and create a fresh new one. Solution Ensure Outlook is closed, open Control Panel > Set the view to ‘Small icons’ > Mail > Show Profiles. Add > Give the new profile a sensible name > OK. Configure...

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Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record
Jul12

Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record

KB ID 0001184 Dtd 12/07/17 Problem Ages ago I wrote the following article; Outlook Error ‚ÄúThe name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.‚ÄĚ You used to see this error a lot if your internal, and external domain names were different, and the ‘public’ domain name was on the certificate, in those cases I’d also setup split DNS like so; Windows ‚Äď Setting Up Split DNS But you can...

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Outlook – Constantly Prompts for a Password
Aug05

Outlook – Constantly Prompts for a Password

KB ID 0001227 Dtd 05/08/16 Problem I did an Exchange 2010 to 2016 Migration for a school this week. They are going to reimage all their PCs to Windows 10 and install Office 2016 over the summer holidays. But a few staff members were working over the holidays and needed their Win7/Outlook 2010 clients pointing to the new Exchange server. This I did (I simply created new mail profiles and let auto discover do its work). But then the...

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Outlook Error  “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.”
Aug02

Outlook Error “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.”

KB ID 0000036 Dtd¬†02/08/16 Problem Seen in Outlook when connecting to a mailbox on an Exchange Server, its caused by using a self signed certificate OR a purchased certificate, where the internal and external names are different. Solution Before proceeding if you have an A or CNAME record in your DNS for autodiscover ¬†then DELETE it and setup an SRV record! Exchange AutoDiscover Errors ‚Äď Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record 1. On the...

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Exchange – ‘Not all the required authentication methods were found’
May04

Exchange – ‘Not all the required authentication methods were found’

KB ID 0001180 Dtd 04/05/16ProblemI had to visit a client who had recently gone through an Exchange migration, now his external mail clients were having a nightmare staying connected to Outlook Anywhere. I ran the Exchange connectivity tester and got this;Additional details Not all the required authentication methods were  found Methods Found: Basic Methods Required: NTLM SolutionLooks like an open and shut case, someone forgot to...

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