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cursor continuously flickering

I have one system that if you enable "cached mode" the cursor continuously
flickers between the arrow and the hourglass. If I turn off "cached mode"
everything goes back to normal.

I have uninstalled outllook 2003 and reinstalled and I have just uninstalled
2003 and installed 2007 and I still have the problem.

Anyone seen this and have a solution.


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Very frustrating problem on my laptop. WinXP Professional, Outlook 2003,
Windows OneCare. When you're reading or responding to mail in Outlook 2003,
all is fine for the first several minutes. Then you notice the cursor
flickering a bit, and very shortly thereafter it rapidly (very rapidly,
maybe 10 times/second) alternates between a cursor and an hourglass, and
Outlook becomes completely unresponsive. CPU utilization climbs upward of
90% for Outlook.

This seems to be a function of time and nothing else. I can't make it not
happen, and I can't make it happen (aside from just spending some time in
Outlook, that is!).

Everything used to work just fine; no major changes. This started maybe a
few weeks ago. Thanks-

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

I'm hoping someone can help me solve this problem. I've scoured the
internet for similar postings and only found one report of this
problem. However, the solution was not stated. I'll be as specific as
I can about the problem.

Problem Description:
====================
Using MS Outlook 2003, I cannot edit a contact's email address in their
contact record. It seems that all fields but the email field are
editable, but the email field is locked for some reason.

IMPORTANT: This is NOT happening in an email composition. This is
happening in the Contact record.

Steps to reproduce the problem:

Scenario: Your friend has changed jobs and has given you her new email
address. Open Outlook, go to her contact record and change the
existing email address with the new one.
============================
Action: Open MS Office Outlook 2003
Response: Microsoft Exchange Server Window appears.
No server name is listed (this is run on my laptop to access POP mail
accounts only).
My name appears in the "Mailbox" field.
"Check Names" button is disabled

Action: Click "Ok" button
Response: Outlook opens successfully. In the folder list navigation
bar on the left, "Contacts" are listed under both "Personal Folders"
and "Archive Folders".

Action: Click on "Contacts" under the "Personal Folders" directory in
the Folder List
Response: Contacts appear in a grid format in the right-half of the
screen with fields as columns.

Action: Scroll till you see the row representing your friend's contact
record and click on the E-mail cell on that record.
Response: The cursor blinks in the E-mail cell for the contact

Action: Try to type something in the E-mail cell.
Response: No Change. No text is entered, but cursor continues to
blink. The field is locked

Scenario 2: Try to edit the value in the contact window:
================================================== =
Action: Double-click on the contact row for your friend's contact
Response: A new Contact Card window opens for your friend. You can
see the old email address in the E-mail field.

Action: Click on the field labeled "E-mail..." and try to enter text
or type over existing text.
Response: The field is editable and you can enter the new email
address BUT...

Action: hit Enter
Response: Nothing happens. The cursor stays in the e-mail field.

Action: Hit Tab
Response: The field is now completely blank!!!
NOTE: As you type, the field attempts to auto-complete the email
address with other email addresses you have stored (from where? from
the windows address book?)

Other interesting nuances on the problem:
================================
1. in an open contact window, there is a 'phone book' button just to
the right of the email field. Clicking on this opens up a new address
book window.
2. Click on a contact then click on the "Ok" button at the bottom of
the address book window.
.... You get the following error message:
"An Outlook Address Book entry cannot be used as an email address in a
contact."

Can anyone help me figure out how to fix this so I can edit email
addresses?

Thanks in Advance,
J

My Outlook 2007 has started an annoying habit where the cursor flickers
between the Capital I bar and the hourglass symbol. It used to just flicker
when email was being downloaded but it is constant. It works OK but is
driving me crazy. Is there a simple fix. I have tried uninstall/reinstall and
repair and they make no difference

We are using outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007. I have several users who have experienced items in the folder list view, specifically icons for Public Folders and Sharepoint Lists that start flickering, and the cursor is flicking between the arrow and hour glass. In task manager, when this is happening, OUTLOOK.EXE memory usage increases with each flicker. Eventually you have to close down outlook and open it again. Workstations are windows XP Pro SP3, all critical MS patches loaded. Users are not administrators, and we do have group policies pretty much locking the machines down (no run command, can't browse the network, etc.) I have run office 2007 diagnostics, problem continues. I have also tried starting outlook.exe with various switches, /resetfolders and /safe, problem returns when user tries to open outlook normally. Inconsistent, may not start for a while, and sometimes will not start at all during periods of short use. We do also have OWA for external access to the mailbox. Any ideas for troubleshooting greatly appreciated.

For some reason my cursor has started flicking on and off in outlook 2007 - I
have no idea why. Can anyone help?
I'm also getting continual messages that a data file has not been closed
properly last time Outlook was in use. All appears normal at shutdown time,
but still the message persists.
Any help appreciated.
Regards
Sam

as I'm typing an email message or reply and get to the end of the message
window, the cursor goes out of sight ahead in the messge and my view is
returned to the beginning of my message ... I can continue to type. but I'm
unable to see what I'm typing

A problem that seems to occuring with greater frequency is the sudden
freezing and unfreezing of the display, along with the disappearance of the
cursor.

When the screen freezes, continued keystrokes will populate the keyboard
buffer. When it unfreezes, the keyboard buffer prints to the screen and the
typed material appears; however, the cursor often does not.

This happens after approximately 10 words, and it repeats. The delay is
several seconds and is very annoying. Other than Office 2007, there is no
new software or other changes to my system. Outlook 2003 never had this
problem.

Is there something running in the background that can be terminated? Is
there a quirky problem with the Word .dll?

If I cannot fix this, I will be forced to go back to 2003. --Don't want to
do that, but this freezing screen is annoying.

My MS Outlook has this unusual behavior. I usually flag an emails as a
Task(s).

However, when I would have to drag this email into a Personal Folder, I
would experience my Cursor Flickering with the Hourglass. It would then
render my Outlook 2007 Unreponsive.

I would then have to End the Task so that I may be able to proceed with my
work by reopenning my Outlook once more. There would even be occasion when I
would have to open Outlook 2007 as Safe Mode.

Please do assist yours truly with a good work-arount. Thank you.

Hi I am using Win 7 Ultimate and Office 2007.

Whenever I open outlook, If I do not respond early to close junk folder the screen flickers continuously.

If I create a new rule it does the same thing until it finishes seracrhing the inbox.

I tried repairing office to no avail.

This is annoying and most times I have to end teh outlook task and restart.

Any help would be appreciated.

Hi all,

I've got a Word Add-In which shows a dialog (user definde form with
ShowDialog() method) when a certain event (e.g. a double click on the
document) happens.

When the dialog is closed (with the close method of the form
instance), the word application window is focussed, but the cursor is
not blinking, it is frozen. The user has to click with the mouse
somewhere in the document (so the cursor starts blinking again) before
he can continue typing.

Is there a way to "activate" the cursor automatically after the form
is closed?

Thanks a lot,
Langi

While typing in outlook 2007, the cursor will disappear most of the time and
blinks on every few letters. (I'm not talking about automatically hiding the
mouse cursor/pointer while tying, which is available in the Mouse visibility
options). I mean the text cursor. This behavior also appears using the
print view in Word 2007 (in the draft view the cursor is visible while
typing). Most other applications including MS apps (and office 2003) do not
behave this way.

The most obvious way to show the behavior is to hold the space bar while
typing an email in outlook 2007. You will see the cursor only shows up every
few spaces and seems to jump a bit across the screen as the spaces repeat.
The disappearing cursor is just an annoyance, but since I look at the screen
while typing, I just find that the different appearance of the cursor causes
me to type much slower and make more mistakes (the cursor disappears while
backspacing too, so it is harder to see if you have moved back to the correct
point where you made an error you would like to correct)

Is there a way to change this setting so the cursor appears continuously and
static while typing in either Outlook 2007's email editor or the Word 2007
print view.?

While typing in outlook 2007, the cursor will disappear most of the time and
blinks on every few letters. (I'm not talking about automatically hiding the
mouse cursor/pointer while tying, which is available in the Mouse visibility
options). I mean the text cursor. This behavior also appears using the
print view in Word 2007 (in the draft view the cursor is visible while
typing). Most other applications including MS apps (and office 2003) do not
behave this way.

The most obvious way to show the behavior is to hold the space bar while
typing an email in outlook 2007. You will see the cursor only shows up every
few spaces and seems to jump a bit across the screen as the spaces repeat.
The disappearing cursor is just an annoyance, but since I look at the screen
while typing, I just find that the different appearance of the cursor causes
me to type much slower and make more mistakes (the cursor disappears while
backspacing too, so it is harder to see if you have moved back to the correct
point where you made an error you would like to correct)

Is there a way to change this setting so the cursor appears continuously and
static while typing in either Outlook 2007's email editor or the Word 2007
print view.?

when typing an email in Outlook, the cursor jumps at random to another part
of the body text where you continue to type until you realise the problem ....

when typing an email in Outlook, the cursor jumps at random to another part
of the body text where you continue to type until you realise the problem ....

While typing in outlook 2007, the cursor will disappear most of the time and
blinks on every few letters. (I'm not talking about automatically hiding the
mouse cursor/pointer while tying, which is available in the Mouse visibility
options). I mean the text cursor. This behavior also appears using the
print view in Word 2007 (in the draft view the cursor is visible while
typing). Most other applications including MS apps (and office 2003) do not
behave this way.

The most obvious way to show the behavior is to hold the space bar while
typing an email in outlook 2007. You will see the cursor only shows up every
few spaces and seems to jump a bit across the screen as the spaces repeat.
The disappearing cursor is just an annoyance, but since I look at the screen
while typing, I just find that the different appearance of the cursor causes
me to type much slower and make more mistakes (the cursor disappears while
backspacing too, so it is harder to see if you have moved back to the correct
point where you made an error you would like to correct)

Is there a way to change this setting so the cursor appears continuously and
static while typing in either Outlook 2007's email editor or the Word 2007
print view.?


Please help!

This is the most infuriating (and apparently unique!) problem I have ever seen

Using Microsoft Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003 under Terminal Services
Whilst writing an email, the cursor often jumps to random positions within the text (either up or down) causing the users to type part of the email in very odd places!
Some emails have even been sent midway through typing.

There are too many users experiencing this for it to be user error.

This happens on both desktops and laptops.

I have looked EVERYWHERE for a solution, but as yet cant even find anyone with the same problem.

Any suggestions or help are greatly appreciated.

Yours very very, very hopefully

Ols

We have 2 Exchange 2003 mail servers in the same exchange domain, with all user accounts associated with mailboxes on the primary server, however the secondary server does not have a mailbox store or public folder store.

The idea is that, if the primary mail server fails, we can restore the backups of the Information Stores using NTBackup to the secondary server, mount them, then use the Mailbox Recovery Center to link AD user accounts with the mailboxes now on the secondary mail server.

The secondary mail server already has the SMTP virtual server setup with it's own IP address. The Internet Mail SMTP Connector includes both servers as local bridgeheads. We have DNS MX records for both servers already in place, with different preferences.

Would this work? Does anyone know of any guides that cover this sort of business continuity?

Hi.  I am running Exchange Server 2003 on a Windows Server 2003 box.  This is a very light use mail server, hosting only a few users and handling perhaps a few hundred emails per day.  I am having two problems with my log files. 

The first is that the log files stored in the C:Program FilesExchsrvr.log directory never seem to delete themselves.  There are 772 files in there, each named with a date (such as 20060623.log).  They go back over two years.

The second is that those log files are huge.  Over the last couple of months, file sizes have ranged from 300 MB to 460 MB.  That is PER FILE.  The whole directory is taking up 53 GB on my c: drive and causing disk space problems.

I have done some searching and found posts that talked about checking to be sure circular logging is enabled.  I checked, and it was (and is).   
 
Another post advised that I run eseutil /mk and check the date of the last uncommitted log file.  I ran the utility and got the following result
 
     C:Program FilesExchsrvrbin>eseutil /mk "D:Program FilesExchsrvrMDBDATAe00.chk"
 
     Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Utilities
     Version 6.5
     Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 
     Initiating FILE DUMP mode...
           Checkpoint file: D:Program FilesExchsrvrMDBDATAe00.chk
 
           LastFullBackupCheckpoint: (0x0,0,0)
           Checkpoint: (0x12A25,1A00,0)
           FullBackup: (0x0,0,0)
           FullBackup time: 00/00/1900 00:00:00
           IncBackup: (0x0,0,0)
           IncBackup time: 00/00/1900 00:00:00
           Signature: Create time:04/24/2005 10:35:26 Rand:86484197 Computer:
           Env (CircLog,Session,Opentbl,VerPage,Cursors,LogBufs,LogFile,Buffers)
               (     on,    252,  12600,   1741,  12600,    500,  10240, 147456)
     Operation completed successfully in 1.16 seconds.
 
I know that the text after "Checkpoint: (0x” is supposed to point me to the oldest log file in use, but given my naming convention, I don't know which file it is referring to.  Also, moving the unused files to another drive is obviously only a temporary fix, since the new log files will continue to be huge and frequent. 
 
Another post advised that I run an Exchange-aware backup utility, which will allow the system to delete the old files automatically.  I am now running NTBackup on the Exchange store, but again, this seems like a band-aid, since it doesn't solve my problem with new log files continuing to be huge and frequent.
 
Does anyone have any ideas of what I should be looking into?  Thanks in advance for the help.

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Is there any software for solution like "Microsoft Exchange Hosted Continuity"?
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/services/continuity.mspx
We need to make such solution for our company with external mail server in order to continue to provide email service our external workers in case of broken internet connection.

We have a new Windows 2003 SP1 with Exchange 2003 SP2 OWA FE server with RPC/http enabled.

I continually get this message in the event logs:

Faulting application w3wp.exe, version 6.0.3790.1830, faulting module rpcrt4.dll, version 5.2.3790.2568, fault address 0x000362ba.

Rpc proxy will then reload...but after a few crashes, the RPC/http proxy becomes unavailable, and I have to reboot the server.

This is a new build...was put into production on 7/12/06 and it has been happening a few times a day since. 

Any thoughts on why this would crash?  Exbpa shows nothing useful...and I've googled this error 1000 times over and can't find any info.

Thanks.

First thing I noticed is I had 50 Gig of transaction logs. After becoming intimate with Google, I think I isolated the problem down to three messages (SPAMs that are all trying to get to a sales@ account that doesn't exist) that appear to continually recycle according to the information I see in Message Tracking.

I have tried turning off IS and defraging pub/priv.edb files, deleting temp.edb, all logs and chk files - nothing seems to get rid of the files, and the transaction logs keep building (several per minute).

Tried to dump the message tracking logs, but it is an XML file and is 1.5 meg. If needed, I can email it (or a snapshot of the screen) to you.

I will admit I am a novice to exchange, but thanks to knowledgeable folks like you (and a little help from Microsoft and Google), I am getting it figured out. This is a personal test environment, so a few mistakes on my part are acceptable. Sure would like to get this figured out, tho. Thanks.

Lyndon

I have an Exchange 5.5 sp4 running on NT 4 sp6 on which the store.exe process memory usage continues to rise to the point were the system is forced to page continuously. Limiting memory available in Performance Optimizer has not helped. The process rose beyond the limit I set the day after I ran it. Has anyone any ideas?

Do you need Windows enterprise version and Exchange server 2007 enterprise in order to support a cluster for standby continuous replication?


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