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Powershell: kill one window of a subset running under one process?

Using powershell can I kill/force close a single window (excel workbook) running under Excel without killing the whole process which closes all excel workbooks running under that same process instance?...

Download Office before or after connecting computer to server?

I work at a small business with very limited access to IT support, so I apologize for having a "Servers for Dummies" question. I am trying to get several new computers as ready as possible to save ...

How to prevent users from bypassing certificate warnings in Outlook

I had a case where a roaming user was connected to a public WiFi and got a certificate warning. The user saw the error and called me before connecting. Turns out the WiFi was doing SSL inspection. ...

Server Fileshare Office Documents Read Only until Closing and Reopening

Have a customer that has a strange issue with Microsoft Office Documents on their file server. It does not happen every time they open an office file but it is pretty consistent. They get a read only ...

Opening a recently modified word file on server 2008 opens previously unmodified file

I have Windows Server 2008 serving as domain controller and file server. The file we mainly work on are MS office 2007 files. The problem I'm having is that sometimes, when 'User A' modifies a word ...

Search MS Office files by custom properties

On a W2008R2 server with a File Server role we are archiving Office 2013 files, for which the users are using custom properties (as of this link), eg.: "doctype": "notification" "vectortype": "...

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 install fails

Even though the Win7 desktop system does have 2013 products (Visio and Lync), trying to install Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 fails with: Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (...

Office 365proplus deployment error, Server 2012R2

I hope you can help me. I purchased Office 365 proplus licenses and I'm having difficulties deploying it into our Server 2012R2. Background info: Users log into Server 2012R2 with Remote desktop and ...

I have a corrupted MS Access database [closed]

I have a corrupted MS Access database. I am not able to open it anymore. However it contains important data. What can I do to recover the data?

SCCM+ MS Office 2013 deployment

This is a 2 part question. Issue: I've created a script that executes the following scripts (in order) Officescrub10.vbs(created by microsoft), LyncRemove2010.vbs(i created), and Office2013Install....

Office 2016 O365 “Something went wrong we couldn't start your program”

I have used days trying to find out what is causing this. We have a Citrix environment that is now moving over to Office 365. Have installed Office 2016 O365 on many other Citrix environments without ...

Mobile Devices with Office 365 With local exchange

Looking into Mobile Device Management for Office 365 however we use a local exchange vs exchange online. Is this possible? can anyone point me in the right direction?

Office 365 E3 with Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE)

I have a client who wants to move to Office 365. They are currently running on a trial of Office 365 E3 plan. My staff are now also using Office 365 E3 via the internal use licenses provided as part ...

Will my Office 2013 clients be automatically updated to Office 2016?

Its such a simple question but apperently very hard to get the answer from. with our E4 licenses. we installed 150 computers with Office 2013, last summer. I used the 'ODT' method. in the config XML. ...

Is an ms-sql/excel connection two way?

When I connect to an external data source on my MS-SQL server using Excel, is it solely an import, or can I edit the data residing on the MS-SQL server right from Excel? I have a user (the DBA, funny ...

Server 2008 Terminal Server + Outlook 2007. I need to change the default font used in Outlook

Server 2008 used as terminal server with Office 2007 installed. I've been asked to deploy a GPO to make the default font used Veranda 11 for all Office Suite applications. I've been doing some ...

Possible to use group policies configured with Office 2010 Administrative Template Files with office 2013?

I was simply wondering if group policy settings configured using the Office 2010 Group Policy Administrative Template files (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=18968 ) apply ...

What is the proper way to change the product key for Office 2010 Professional Plus?

I am trying to clone a VM. I've done sysprep successfully and all is well with my new box, except Office 2010 Professional Plus product key did not get wiped by sysprep (not too surprising), and I am ...

KMS for Office 2013 defaults to old server - DNS is fine

I have a strange problem with a Server 2012 R2 KMS Server which has been migrated from a 2008 R2 Server - and by migrated I mean removed, and followed all instructions found here: http://www.rivnet.ro/...

How do I import ADMX files for Microsoft Office 2013?

There is no ADM file (policy template) that I can find for MS Office 2013 so I can't figure out how to get the ADMX files imported to create GPOs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

What scenarios would prevent users from accessing Office 365 products? [duplicate]

We are looking at deploying the latest version of Office but are having difficulty deciding between Office 365 or Office 2013 volume license. I understand the cost benefits of 365 (and I actually like ...

Systematically launch a GUI software in Windows Server

In a calculation provided by my Windows server, I have to make Microsoft Excel involve because of technology limitations: I need to systematically open Excel inside the server, read content of an ...

SharePoint Foundation 2010 Existing files after upgrade are read only

Over the weekend we upgraded our server, including SharePoint. Previously we were using WSS3.0 on Server 2008R2. We moved to SharePoint Foundation 2010 on Server 2012R2. We also have Exchange 2016 ...

IIS8.5 with WebDAV only serves read-only files

Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS 8.5 and the WebDAV feature installed and enabled. It looks like all the basics are working: $curl --ntlm -u username:password -i -X OPTIONS http://server/file.docx ...

How to remove unnecessary Installer files from Microsoft Office Installer?

I am trying to deploy Microsoft InfoPath 2013 using SCCM. InfoPath was only ever included in the MSOffice 2013 installer, not as a standalone. (I think there is a 365 standalone now days, but we don't ...

Outlook 2013 (connected to imap accounts) with mandatory profiles on Server 2012R2 RDS

Windows 2012R2 RDS and Outlook 2013. Mandatory Profiles with folder redirection to users Homefolders. Anyone have any ideas on using outlook (connected to imap mail accounts) with mandatory profiles....

KMS activation without DNS

I'm loading a small sized isolated lab with Windows 7 and Office 2013. There are enough hosts to use KMS. In addition the lab does not have DNS as a service available, every host will use a static ...

Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...

Can I pre-install a decryption key?

I am wondering if it is at all possible to add a decryption key to a user on a server. Basically - I want to encrypt a lot of files to avoid information leakage from a potential attack. However, ...

Unable to expand distribution list in Outlook

We have a client that has recently migrated from on premise Exchange 2010 to Office 365. I wasn't involved in the migration, more re-configuring Outlook profiles on client machines. Previously the ...

Excel-automating .Net code has “Catastrophic failure” error from Interop on new server [closed]

I'm migrating from a Windows Server 2008 R2 box with Excel 2003, to a different box running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Excel 2013. Part of the migration is moving code that reads text files and ...

File Lock on Windows Server

I have a shared excel file stored on a server that continually results in "This file is locked by "another user". Do you want to open as read-only?". This is on a Windows 2003 R2 Server and has had ...

Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Migration

We're looking to migrate all of our mailboxes etc onto Office 365 from Exchange 2010. We aim to still primarily use our local Exchange 2010 setup however, the office 365 setup will act as a 'live ...

Office 2013 and Microsoft Exchange [closed]

With Office 365, can small companies avoid purchasing the mail server and the expensive Microsoft Exchange license? Will speed between the two solutions be comparable? Thanks. EDIT: I changed the ...

Exchange 2016 - Unable to Send As for Mail Public Folder

Exchange 2016 using Outlook 2016 client Created a new Public Folder titled Mail-enabled the public folder: Enable-MailPublicFolder -Identity "\PublicFolder" Added Send As permissions. Add-...

View .pub thumbprint with Microsoft Publisher installed

I need to view the properties for a .pub certificate (specifically the fingerprint) but Microsoft Publisher stole the .pub extension and I don't know where to point the correct association to. I'm on ...

Where to find Microsoft Word 2013 when connected via RDP to a Windows Server 2012 Server

I am running Windows Server 2012 on a virtual machine. I am connecting to the virtual machine using the "Remote Desktop" connection. For my work, I have installed Microsoft Office Professional Plus ...

How can I disable Office 2007 online help function using GPOs?

As the title says: How can I disable the online help function in Office 2007 using a group policy? I just can't find a relevant setting within the administrative templates.

Routing to KMS on another network/domain

This question is about KMS activation over a different network from the one my workstation is connected to. The software I am dealing with is Windows 7 Enterprise and MS Office 2013 Scenario I ...

SCCM 2012 R2 detection method not working

I'm creating an SCCM 2012 R2 application for Office 365. The install works fine (exits with code 0), however the application fails on detection. In testing, I'm trying a registry detection (as per ...

Can MS Office Protected View be Disabled via GPO?

I'd like to disable the Protected View MS Office files open in when opening files from email and other non-local places. We have a mixture of Office 20007, 2010, and 2013 in place so if these are ...

Office for Mac hyperlinks that redirect to HTTPS fail to load with “Unable to open. Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server.”

Our users are trying to embed links to our site http://www.newsfixed.com/ in Word documents, and they are failing. Word for Mac seems to be very sensitive to server configuration and sometimes fails ...

How do i point emails to Office 365 and Exchange at the same time?

in the near future i will be moving a company that we support to office 365. They are currently on Exchange 2003. I will be saving each users emails to pst from their current mailboxes, then adding ...

How to login to portal.office.com with a microsoft account created with gmail address?

I created a microsoft account based on a gmail address (user@gmail.com) After that, I invited the user on a SharePoint online site collection I accepted the invitation through the email received, ...

Windows Server 2008R2 running MS Office 2010 - UAC Prompts

I've got a single terminal server with Office 2010 installed on it with the appropriate license installed. Anytime a new user attempts to use Office for the first time, they are prompted with the ...

Working ADFS webapplication proxy. No SSO from webbroser to MSOFBA

We're implementing an WebApplication Proxy (WAP) on Windows server 2012R2 for our organisation to replace the authenticatin/SSO features of TMG. Currently we have a working WAP with SSO for: - ...

will office365 Enterprise office 2013 update itself to office 2016

Hi guys I have 150 devices with Office365 A point-to-run/click Office365 was installed on a single device and a image was based on this. the users are set to recieve update automatically. Now ...

Does Office 365 Exchange Cached Mode Require C drive space equal to entire mailbox size?

Here is the scenario: User (me) has Office 365 Exchange (P plan). User has 10GB of mailbox data. User has desktop, laptop, and Surface Pro. User wants full access to entire Exchange repository on ...

Registry location for Office Jump lists and PST location

When changing a local computer username (including all references in the NTUSER.DAT) a couple of problems are found, as below. Does anyone know where these details are stored? Outlook 2013 attempts ...

Why can't I set the default reply font in Outlook? [migrated]

I am trying to set the default fonts in Outlook programmatically via registry manipulation. I'm using Powershell (but it's academic, as the code is "working" so I could be using C# or something ...
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