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I’ve installed Office 2013 a few days ago and tonight when opening the calendar I saw a nifty feature at the top showing the current weather forecast (including 2 days in the future) with the minimum and maximum expected temperatures.
I needed to change the location and temperature unit as the default was for New York and the temperature unit in Fahrenheit. To be honest I would have thought that Outlook should be able to pick a default city for my time zone but it’s not a big deal.
Below is a short video on how to change this if you are running Outlook 2013. (View the video in 1080p for best experience)
Sometimes IIS or IIS permissions go corrupt or just leave the planet for different reasons. When you need to delete and recreate these folders do the following…
- Back up the IIS Metabase on your Exchange Server:
- Start IIS Manager.
- Right click the Default Website, choose All Tasks, and click Save Configuration to a File.
Now delete the OWA virtual directories:
Right click Exadmin and click Delete. When prompted if you are sure click Yes.
Now delete the below listed virtual directories:
- Close the IIS Manager.
- Open the command prompt.
- Change to (driveletter:)\inetpub\adminscripts
- Type adsutil, and hit Enter.
- Click Yes when prompted to register CScript as your default host for VBscript and then click OK.
- Click start, then run and type services.msc. Hit enter.
- Right click on Microsoft Exchange System Attendant and choose restart.
- Note that the MS Information Store and MTA Stacks will also restart. This will cause users to lose temporary connection to Exchange.
- Make sure that all services (Microsoft System Attendant, Microsoft Information Store, MTA Stacks) have started.
- I have found that a few times that restarting the System Attendant did not create the virtual directories but a server reboot did.
- Now start the IIS Manager, right click on the ExchWeb virtual directory, click on properties and click on Directory Security.
- Click on Authentication and Access Control then click Edit and then verify that Enable anonymous access is checked.
- Check Integrated Windows Authentication, click OK, click Apply.
- When the Permission Inheritance box appears, click on select all and then OK.
- Now open Authentication and Access Control again. Click Edit and uncheck Integrated Windows Authentication.
- Click OK twice.
Now your IIS Virtual Directories have been recreated. Test OWA. If OWA does not work reboot the server and after you logged in try OWA again as it should work like expected.
We had a user today that advised his Inbox is missing from Outlook.
The first few things you need to check and try are as follows:
1. Open Outlook and click on firstname.lastname@example.org, on the right-click “Customize Outlook Today…”
2. Then click on “Choose Folders”
3. Tick “Inbox” if it has not been ticked. If Inbox shows that it has been ticked go to the step 4.
4. Close Outlook.
5. Click on start, and in “run” or “Search Programs and Files” type outlook.exe /resetfolders
6. Open Outlook. If the Inbox is still not shown the read the next few steps but make sure you only change what the article says or you may run into other problems.
Using MFCMAPI to “unhide” the Inbox:
1. Browse to this website.
2. Click on download and save the zip file to a location you choose.
3. Extract the zip file to the PC having the issue.
4. Open MFCMAPI, and click ok on the pop up window.
5. Click on Session and then Logon as per below screen shot
6. Choose the Outlook Profile you need to edit and click on OK
7. You will now see the Mailbox Database and Public Folder Database as per below.
8. Right click the Mailbox Database and choose open.
9. A new Window will pop-up like the one below.
10. (1) Click on the Arrow next to “Root Container”. (2) Click on the Arrow next to “Top of Information Store”. (3) Click on “Inbox”. (4) Click on “PR_ATTR_HIDDEN”
11. Right Click “PR_ATTR_HIDDEN” and choose edit property.
12. Untick Boolean, click OK, close MFCMAPI and open Outlook.
13. Your Inbox should now be visible in Outlook.