Outlook 2010 error 0x8004010f while trying to download the Offline Address Book (OAB)

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  1. Go to your Exchange Server 2010.
  2.  Start the Exchange Management Console
  3. Navigate to Microsoft Exchange > Microsoft Exchange On-Premises > Organization Configuration > Mailbox
  4. Select the Database Management tab page
  5. Right-mouse click a mailbox database, go to Properties
  6. In the Mailbox Database Properties go to the tab page Client Settings
  7. If the Offline address book is empty, click the [Browse…] button and select your OAB.
  8. Repeat step 5 – 7 for EACH mailbox database

When this is done, restart your Outlook 2010 application on the client.
You should now be able to download the OAB again via File > Account Settings > Download Address Book…

Have fun!
If this didn’t work for you, please comment how you fixed it.

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SharePoint service not working after changing password and installing updates.

These steps will guide you in case you recently changed a password in Active Directory of an account that is used by SharePoint 2010 and you notice that your services are not working anymore.

For example, my search service stopped working:

“The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.”

  1. Log in to the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration
  2. Under “System Settings” go to “Manage services on server”.
    Here you will find services that have stopped, because the password is wrong.
  3. If you try to start a service it is possible that you will receive a message that it doesn’t work,   because the passwords are different.

It is easy to fix this. Start the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell. Type in this command:

Set-SPManagedAccount -UseExistingPassword

It will ask for your identity (= username) and it will ask for the password of that account.

More information can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607617(v=office.14).aspx

If you receive an error similar to

"Set-SPManagedAccount : Microsoft.SharePoint is not supported with version 4. of the Microsoft .Net Runtime. ..."

after entering the command. You might receive this message after installing recent Windows Updates.

  1. Go to the Windows start menu
  2. in the “Search programs and files” textbox from the Windows start menu search for SharePoint
  3. right mouse click on the “SharePoint 2010 Management Shell” and select “Properties”
  4. In the Target input box change this:
    C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe -NoExit  " & ' C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG\POWERSHELL\Registration\\sharepoint.ps1 ' "

to (add -v 2 or -version 2)

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe -v 2 -NoExit  " & ' C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG\POWERSHELL\Registration\\sharepoint.ps1 ' "

Now your SharePoint will start with another powershell version.

After changing your password you can go back to the SharePoint 2010 Central Adminitration and start your services with the new password (it is possible that you will have to enter your password again when starting the SharePoint service).

Sync your family grocery list

This video below is another introduction to OneNote, just like the Keep Shopping video.

Open skydrive.com and create a new OneNote file and share it with friends or family. Or just create a new OneNote file on a shared folder and allow network users to access it.

Try it and maybe your organization will benefit from it. 😉

Also make sure you have the latest updates installed 😉

HTML5 support for Visual Studio 2010 Editor

Today, a faction of the Web Platform and Tools team, spearheaded by Mads Kristensen, is pleased to announce the Visual Studio Web Standards Update. This adds better support for HTML5, CSS3 and new JavaScript features to ALL versions of Visual Studio.

More info and the download link here.

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White screen of Darn

Ever had a White screen of Darn (WSOD) in Visual Studio or an error like this: “exception of type system.componentmodel.design.exceptioncollection was thrown” ?

If the [Clean Solution] and [Rebuild Solution] didn’t work.
Here is how to find the culprit:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2010 and open/load your solution containing the problem
  2. Open a second Visual Studio 2010 instance

In the second VS2010 instance do the following things:

  1. Go to [Tools] > [Attach to Process…]
  2. Select devenv.exe with which contains the solution with the problem from the Available Processes and click OK
  3. Next go to [Debug] > [Exceptions…]
  4. Check [Common Language Runtime Exceptions] in the [Thrown] column

Now go to your first Visual Studio 2010 instance with your project and open the designer file which causes you the PITA (Pain In The Ass).

Your second VS2010 instance should break on the exception, showing you where it goes wrong in your code.

Enjoy 😉

Visual Studio Styles

I’ve been using a new style in Visual Studio recently, because my eyes got a bit too tired of looking constantly at the white background of the editor in Visual Studio 2010.

Today I’ve installed the style also at work and I must say that my eyes like it ^^.

I used “Son of Obsidian” from StudioStyl.es.

Installing this style is simple, if you have problems read the StudioStyl.es FAQ.

Happy coding 😉

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