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  Asked By: Lavanya    Date: Oct 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1086

I have installed on the SPS portal the outlook webpart which opens the local pst
file, now my system is win98 with office2000 and this webpart works fine on my
machine and one more machine, the other users who are on XP are also working
fine, only the other users who are on 98/office2000 get a error displayed that "
you need IE 6 and officeXP" all users are on IE 6, and office 2000, now the
question arises is why is it working on win98 on 2 machines, there is no change
in anything.
We even tried to load XP on a machine so that the required DLL's would get
registered, and then uninstalled the same, when XP was loaded it worked fine,
but after removing the same we are back to the same problem.
When escalated this to Microsoft they have come back saying that we need to go
in for XP.. but no firm answer as to why it is working on 2 -98 machines, we
have enabled CDO and all the necessary parameters.
If I get the solution to this I would increase the productivity of my
organisation by 100%, so please please revert back.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lane Trujillo     Answered On: Oct 16

All was working
just fine  until I got a new PC. Initially, it had Windows 2000/Office 2000
with IE 5.0. This config was OK, but I needed IE 6.0 for a different
project, so I installed  it. My Outlook web parts (Inbox, Contacts and
Calendar) would no longer work on my desktop. I would receive the same
message, "... you need IE 6 and Office XP". Of course, Microsoft says that
we must upgrade to XP, but I know it's just sales talk. No one in our
organization is running XP yet and everything has been working without

You may think this is very strange, but I'll tell you what happened that
resolved my problem. I was getting fairly desperate trying to get things
working. I tried removing the inbox web part and adding it again. I tried
downloading a fresh copy from the gallery and readding it. No go. The next
thing I did was to download and add the Outlook 'Smart' Inbox. Of course,
it didn't work because we're not running Exchange 2000. I removed it.
Well, my original web parts started working again.

Answer #2    Answered By: Rafael Willis     Answered On: Oct 16

I was fighting the same battle - So I took your advice load the Smart
mailbox and I was asked to install some stuff and bingo-bango problem

Answer #3    Answered By: Richard Davis     Answered On: Oct 16

I have been fighting this battle for months with no success. What is the Smart
mailbox??? It sounds like this might help.

Answer #4    Answered By: Mason Davis     Answered On: Oct 16

The Outlook 'Smart' webparts are available in the Microsoft Web Part
Gallery. Take a look at
By the way, you do not need Exchange 2000 to run the smart web parts.

Answer #5    Answered By: Savannah Pena     Answered On: Oct 16

I downloaded and imported the web part. At this time
however we do not use the OWA Server. Unfortunately the web part will not run
unless I fill in the "OWA Server Name (Exchange 2000 Only) *" field. Do you
have any suggestions for working around this?

Answer #6    Answered By: Upendra Bordoloi     Answered On: Oct 16

You can try this.... import the web part. In the Advanced Settings, toward
the bottom is a section entitled "Store the following data for this Web
Part". Define the following in the OWA settings:

<OWA_Secure>0</OWA_Secure><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />



Answer #7    Answered By: Ali Javed     Answered On: Oct 16

I tried what you said and now I get the following error  when I open the
Dashboard containing the Smart Outlook webpart...
'null' is Null or not an Object (error -2146823281)
and another error: Unable to retrieve part options.
Do you happen to have any ideas?

Answer #8    Answered By: Karrie Wooten     Answered On: Oct 16

I may have stumbled across a lucky break...
When I downloaded and installed  the Smart Web Part I was prompted to install a
CAB file called Outlctrlx.cab. Although this .cab file did not help fix the
Smart Outlook Web Part it did enabled the old Microsoft Outlook web parts to
I have installed this .cab file on all of our users  machines that were "Unable
to Display" the old Outlook web parts and now they can. This is so cool because
we have been struggling with this issue for months.
Thanks again for all of the input, and I hope this helps anyone else that is
running into the same problems.

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