Updated Exchange setup script supports Entourage 2008

I’ve posted version 2.0 of my EntourageExchangeSetup AppleScript on The Entourage Help Page that includes support for Microsoft Entourage 2008’s Kerberos feature as well as some minor additions and bug fixes.

This AppleScript is intended to be modified by an administrator to assist his Entourage users with the setups of their Exchange server accounts. It has been tested specifically with Entourage 2004 11.2.6, 11.3.3, 11.3.7 and Entourage 12.00, 12.0.1 and 12.1.0 but should work with . . .

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Correct Time displays in Entourage calendar by adjusting the correct System Preferences

“Jeremy”, a Microsoft Entourage newsgroup reader, asked if others had seen his issue where his calendar was not displaying the AM/PM symbols even though he was certain his clock was not set to 24-hour format.

After reinstalling Mac OS X, “Kent” found that Entourage was using the AM/PM time format even though his clock was set to use 24-hour format.

“JMB” reported that every new event in his calendar defaulted to a time of “7:08 . . .

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It’s our first birthday

It’s our first birthday. In a short while we will open an online survey and you can give us your opinion on what we’re doing right and where we can do better. As a “thank you”, all participants will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual from O’Reilly Press. . . .

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Hot Topics after installing SP1

Several hot topics emerged this week on the newsgroups involving the install of Office 2008 SP1 Update.

Office Setup Assistant opens when I try to open an Office 2008 application View fix Installer fails with an alert saying “there was nothing to update” View fix This problem can also be caused by a modification of the Office files. See details here. Installer fails with an alert saying “Version required not found.” View fix This error . . .

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IT Pros – SP1 update not installed on client computers

Problem: When I deploy Office 2008 for Mac SP1, the update is not installed on client computers When you use Apple Remote Desktop or the command line to deploy Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (SP1), a script error in the installation package prevents deployment. Although Apple Remote Desktop or the command line indicate that Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (SP1) was deployed successfully, the update is not installed on client computers. . . .

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Version required not found

Install/Update Errors

Update version numbering 12.1.0 and 12.0.1 are apparently confusing some users trying to update to Office for Mac SP1 via Mactopia Downloads.

If you receive this error, be sure you have downloaded the correct updater.

You cannot install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 Update on this volume. A version of the software required to install this update was not found on this volume.

All will be fine if you make sure that . . .

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[Office 2008 SP1] install causes setup assistant to loop

After applying the Office 2008 for Mac SP1 Updater, some uses are experiencing a problem where the Setup Assistant starts up every time they try to launch any Office application.

This situation is a result of when the Office Setup Assistant detects that an invalid Product Key was used to install Office 2008. David Pelton, Microsoft MacBU core lead test has outlined below how to fix the problem and requests users to work with him . . .

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[Office 2008 SP1] Entourage receives major improvements

Office 2008 SP1 includes almost 50 improvements to Entourage. This article is focused on the general improvements that been hot topics on the newsgroups for Entourage 2008. Exchange Support features will be discussed in [Office 2008 SP1] Exchange Server 2007 support improved with update.

First, thanks to all that worked with MVPs, developers and reported their problems using the MERP tool. this combined effort has resulted in an unprecedented set of improvements.

Previously, we have . . .

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[Office 2008 SP1] Exchange Server 2007 support improved with update

SP1 (SP = service pack) for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac includes about a dozen Exchange fixes and improvements as well as some new highly requested features, especially with Exchange Server 2007 connectivity.

While not all Entourage 12.1.0 improvements are geared toward any one version of Exchange Server, some are geared specifically toward Exchange Server 2007. Entourage currently connects to Exchange Server 2003 via WebDAV and Exchange Server 2007 via a combination of WebDAV and . . .

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Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) released

Microsoft released Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) today just four months after its initial release and a little over a month since its Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 update. This is a major release and includes nearly 50 bug fixes and improvements for Entourage. This update is available through AutoUpdate or you can download from Mactopia.

Although service packs (SP = “service pack”) may sometimes include new features, such as Office 2004 SP2 (11.2.0) . . .

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