Exchange setup script updated for Outlook 2011

Since the announcement about Office for Mac 2011’s release date, I’ve had quite a few enterprise administrators asking if I’d be updating my Entourage Exchange Setup script for Outlook for Mac. I’ve just posted version 4.0 of the script.

For the most part, the script is the same as its predecessors, but quite a bit had to be rewritten to accommodate Outlook’s new AppleScript definitions and behavior when creating a new Exchange account. I’ve also . . .

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Setup Script

Connecting Microsoft Outlook for Mac to an Exchange Server is not always easy for the typical end-user. If he’s lucky then the network has been properly configured to help him discover his Exchange Server and he can take advantage of Outlook’s automatic setup feature. But that’s not always the case.

DNS must be properly configured to enable Microsoft Outlook 2011 to discover its user’s Exchange Server and LDAP server or it must be configured to . . .

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Using Applescripts

Using scripts in Outlook and Entourage.

You don’t have to write scripts to use AppleScripts.

In the Menu Bar for Outlook & Entourage, you will see the script icon. Pull down on the Script icon and you will see the default scripts that have been installed. These scripts are found in the Outlook Script Menu Items & Entourage Script Menu Items folders located in the Documents/Microsoft User Data Folder.

By default, this menu includes several . . .

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FAQs

If you don’t find a solution, post a question in Microsoft for Mac Product Forums

Before you report a problem

Make sure you are updated Restart your Mac Run Repair Permissions using Disk Utility Check to see if your question has already been answered. Look in Help (it’s under Help in the Menu Bar) or search OfficeforMacHelp.com for answers. If you still can’t find the answer then ask on the Microsoft for Mac Product Forums. . . .

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Update to shell script used with Super Duper! in Snow Leopard

After updating to Snow Leopard, some users need to update the shell script used to quit all Microsoft applications in Super Duper! The article also addresses the error with Adobe Unit Types.osax. . . .

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Automated Backup with Shell and AppleScripts

Using a shell script and an AppleScript that can be run automatically by the Mac OS X/Unix system utility, cron, these scripts run without any intervention on your part and keep your Entourage data safely backed up. . . .

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Use Growl with Entourage

Use Growl with Entourage to receive notifications. . . .

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New Entourage Exchange Setup scripts posted

I’ve just posted an update to my Entourage Exchange Setup scripts on the Entourage Help Page. Entourage Exchange Setup 3.0 is a much improved version of my earlier scripts that Macintosh administrators can customize to assist their users with connecting Entourage to Exchange Server.

New features include a simplified experience for the Entourage user and the ability for the administrator to fully customize all preferences, rules, schedules, signatures, custom views, default views, etc. Version 3.0 . . .

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Why scripts get written…

Why I write some scripts for complete strangers… . . .

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Cool script – send Apple documents by email

John C Welch has written a set of scripts to send Pages & Keynote files as Entourage attachments, just like Word & PowerPoint! . . .

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