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Windows 7: Outlook 2003 problems

23 Apr 2010   #1

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Outlook 2003 problems

Hey guys. I've been lurking here for awhile now and decided to sign up so I can post here and ask some questions. The major thing I have a problem is with Outlook 2003 (I have other issues but I think it would be beter to start a new thread for each one). I'm not sure where to start with this so if I have missed some crucial info let me know and I will update the thread.

A little background info:

To get the full specs on my machine you can go into my profile but basically the machine I use everyday is somewhat old and will be replaced soon with a EVGA X58 e760 Classified mobo.

The current system is a 3.2 P4 on an MSI Neo2 P Platinum mobo w/ 2GB of PC3200 DDR. I was using XP SP3 as my main OS before upgrading to Win7. I'm currently dual-booting with both (XP SP3 and Win7 ultimate-partypack copy) until I can feel comfortable with "cutting the cord" on the XP drive (I was forced to do this due to the age of the SATA controller giving me an error when trying to boot straight from the Win7 DVD). The main thing that is bothering me is that after importing my Outlook .pst file from the XP drive to the Win 7 drive, UAC always asks me to allow the program to access or make changes to the drive. I would prrefer to keep the UAC at the default level for security reasons but I don't want it to hinder my access either.

I found that this is a permission issue so I setup the admin account as active by using the "net user administrator /active:yes" function in an elevated cmd line window. I logged in as admin and set the permissions to the Outlook.exe file to full control for my user profile. When I did this (using the advanced button under security tab) I noticed it made another user entry in the list, which had a note to the right as "not inherited" under the "inherited from" column. The other user names (system and admin) showed full control with "inherited from" as G:\program files.

The old profile for my username still showed the permission as "read, execute" with the "inherited from" as G:Program Files. Everything looked like it would work (except the "not inherited" part) but when I logged back in on my username, it still asks for permission. It didn't do this prior to me importing the .pst file. I even tried running it in XP mode and it still asked for permission. I don't understand what I did wrong but I know coming off of XP, that I was going to have some growing pains to deal with but the permission stuff is new to me and there isn't much clear info that I could find. I searched on here and Googled some as well with no luck.

If this is going to require me to do "zero fill" on the SSD and reinstall (nuke and pave) I'm fine with that but really only as a last resort. Since the Win 7 ultimate copy I have is from one of those partypacks, I've heard that they will only install once and you have to phone home to get permission from Microsoft to reinstall again. Yes I was dumb and didn't image my Win7 drive when it was a clean install and prior to configuring it (I have acronis True Image 2010) to make life easier later on. I will do it if I have to nuke and pave it to correct this issue.

Thanks in advance,

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26 Apr 2010   #2

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hmm, I guess no one (79) can tell me how to get the security warning to go away when starting outlook 2003? Sorry if the post might be a little wordy. I was just trying to give as much info as possible in the first post.

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