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April 13, 2012

Useful Outlook Switches you need to know

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 7:29 pm

Over years we ran into many weirdo outlook end user problems. These problems varies , the most common approach to some of these problems are to use basic outlook switches which I like to post it one more time and hoping this can provide a sample guide for you.

You should remember basic troubleshooting steps

  • Does this problems global ? if effecting others users ? or single user
  • run the switches listed below
  • Can you open problems users outlook profile from another pc to eliminate the PC specific issues
  • Can you produce same problems via OWA instead of Outlook?
  • Antivirus software, firewall issues on the local PC ?
  • Third party adds on on the problem PC ?
  • Did you create additional profile on the problem PC and see if issue existed ?

Did you run outlook switches , the most common ones…….

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  • Outlook /CleanFreeeBusy
  • Outlook /ResetFolders
  • Outlook /CleanViews
  • outlook //CleanReminders

Did you try Outlook Configuration Analyzer

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/CleanFreeBusy  

Cleans and regenerates free/busy information.

this one clean all kinds of weird calendaring issue

/CleanViews

Restores default views.

/CleanReminders

Cleans and regenerates reminders.

/ResetFolders

Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.

/CleanProfile

Removes invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.

/CleanFinders

Sets Outlook 2003 Search Folders back to the default state (deletes custom Search Folders)

/Cleanpst

Launches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)

/CleanSchedPlus

Starts Outlook and deletes server-based rules. Used only with Exchange server accounts.

/FirstRun

Starts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.

/ImportPrf prffilename

Launches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.

/ResetFolderNames

Launches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.

/ResetFolders

Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.

/ResetOutlookBar

Rebuilds the Outlook Bar
/ResetWunderBar Rebuilds the new Outlook Control Bar in Outlook 2003.
/Rpcdiag Opens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog

/Sniff

Starts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.

 

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
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