Useful Outlook Switches you need to know..


Over a long period of time in history we always had weird problems with outlook. Here i am just going to provide you some useful Outlook Switches that will help you fix almost all problems with Outlook.





You should remember basic troubleshooting steps

Does this problems global ? if effecting others users ? or single user

run the switches listed below
Can you open problems users outlook profile from another pc to eliminate the PC specific issues
Can you produce same problems via OWA instead of Outlook?
Antivirus software, firewall issues on the local PC ?
Third party adds on on the problem PC ?
Did you create additional profile on the problem PC and see if issue existed ?
Did you run outlook switches , the most common ones…….


Command




Outlook /CleanFreeeBusy

Outlook /ResetFolders

Outlook /CleanViews

outlook //CleanReminders

/CleanFreeBusyCleans and regenerates free/busy information.
this one clean all kinds of weird calendaring issue
/CleanViewsRestores default views.
/CleanRemindersCleans and regenerates reminders.
/ResetFoldersRestores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/CleanProfileRemoves invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.
/CleanFindersSets Outlook 2003 Search Folders back to the default state (deletes custom Search Folders)
/CleanpstLaunches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)
/CleanSchedPlusStarts Outlook and deletes server-based rules. Used only with Exchange server accounts.
/FirstRunStarts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.
/ImportPrf prffilenameLaunches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
/ResetFolderNamesLaunches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
/ResetFoldersRestores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/ResetOutlookBarRebuilds the Outlook Bar
/ResetWunderBarRebuilds the new Outlook Control Bar in Outlook 2003.
/RpcdiagOpens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog
/SniffStarts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.

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