Category Archives: Office 2003

Unleash the Power of OneNote and SharePoint – No Cost Webinar by Malcolm Eaton

· An Overview of OneNote
· Organizing your Notes within OneNote
· Type Anywhere / Autosave
· Taking Screen Clippings
· Integration with Outlook
· Sending Notes in Various Formats
· Auto Table Creation
· Tagging Notes and Creating Note Summary Reports
· Live Note Sharing/Editing Sessions
· Searching Notes and Within Images
· Performing Math Calculations on the fly
· OneNote Etiquette
· Integrating OneNote and SharePoint
· Creating Shared Notebooks in WSS
· Searching OneNote files in SharePoint
· What’s coming in OneNote 2010

The webinar and notes available for on demand replay.

Captare Training is becoming a very leading SharePoint Training portal though its online offering and its hiring of SharePoint MVP’s for its instructors

Outlook information bonanza website

Had a little user profile corruption and had to bail on it and rebuild.  As the administrator of a domain though, the workstation I do the majority of my work from accumulates a lot of customization which makes it valuable.  So I want to be able to rebuild that profile as near as possible to what was originally there.  So I leverage a former post on this blog about ‘Vista profile locations of user profile data’ and copy lots of this specified stuff off.  But then I go to putting it back.

:)  – its not so easy to keep all of this straight but having that reference location post helped a lot


One of the interesting side affects of the work was that as I put back my .NK2 file (Outlook Auto-complete) and in doing that I saw a lot of other special files in the directory …which got me curious.  What are they?   Do I want to preserve those too?  So a little GoogleFU and I arrive searching for a .SRS file …at a very good website and the reason for this post.

all things Outlook and in spades – very well supported tech level in the forum and a good place to come with questions later

XP, Windows 2003, Office 2003 ‘End of Life” Only Days Away! – What does this mean?

Kudos to Eric Ligman, aka The Man, for coming through with a very proactively timed post on what this means that XP is at “End of Life”.  It sounds scary but in reality you might see that there is still more breath to the XP & Windows 2003 OS, as well as, Office 2003.  That’s a good thing since a lot of businesses are still using these products!

Microsoft SMB Community Blog:

How to know when support ends or changes for your Microsoft product


There was just a question floating around about when Mainstream and Extended support phases for Microsoft products ended, based on the fact that three of our products (Windows XP, Office 2003, and Exchange Server 2003) all make this shift from Mainstream to Extended support next week on the 14th, and how would you know. I thought I would share with everyone here in the Community so you all know.

First, let’s start with what the differences are between Mainstream support and Extended support phases. Here is a quick chart to show you what is and is not included inside each of these phases  …more <link below to full article>

Microsoft SMB Community Blog : How to know when support ends or changes for your Microsoft product

"The address list could not be displayed" error message when you use your Contacts to address a new message in Outlook

Ran across this twice recently so I’m putting it here for possible future reference.

The last troubled mailbox had somehow gotten corrupt and when trying to recover/rebuild it somehow also Outlook Address Book had gotten corrupt.  Following these instruction was a piece of cake to remove the old broken OAB and rebuild it fresh.


If you attempt to address a new message from your Contacts, you may receive the following error message:

The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not have permissions. For information on how to remove this folder from the Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Outlook Help.

“The address list could not be displayed” error message when you use your Contacts to address a new message in Outlook

BCM Mastery Series #3 – Database Tool Logging

imageIf you have used the BCM for Outlook 2007 Database Tool and it acts up this post is for you.  This isn’t exactly an exciting breakthrough and hopefully you won’t need to ever go here.  But if you do you will need this troubleshooting log file created.  By default no logging is going on so first you will need to edit your registry to get that ON.

To enable logging to collect log files for analysis, on the server
you can create the following registry key:
Registry Key: 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Business Solutions eCRM Wizard
Dword Value Name: BCMLogging
Value Data: 255  (decimal)


This will put a log file in the temp directory named BCMLog_V3_Serverwizard.log.

“C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temp\BCMLog_V3_serverwizard.log”

Send that to your Microsoft support guru for further analysis.

BCM Mastery Series

  1. Location, Location, Location
  2. BCM for Outlook 2007 Database Tool overview (being written)
  3. BCM for Outlook 2007 Database Tool Logging
  4. SQL Management Studio for the BCM Database (being written)
  5. SQL 2005 Express Advanced installation Walk Through (being written)