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migrating account settings hang-up

My update from Outlook 2003 to 2007 is hanging up on the "migrating account
settings" process. I gave it two sessions of 4 hours each and did a repair
each time with no luck. Outlook 2003 has been replaced with Outlook 2007. I
use Windows SB Server 2003 with exchange mail server. My .pst file is 234
MB. I love Office 2007, but need Outlook! What do I do?

Allan P. London, CPA


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OS: Windows XP

I recently upgraded from MS Office XP with Front Page to the Ultimate Office
package. I can use all the applications with the exception of MS Office
2007. When I start it up, it gets to the migrating account settings and
instantly states "Microsoft Office Outlook has encountered a problem and
needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." I have uninstalled
Active Sync and my blackberry software with no change. What can I do to get
Outlook to work?

I installed Office 2007 on a new Vista machine and transferred my Office 2003
files from my old machine to my new machine. Now when I start up Outlook, It
displays the "configuring Outlook" window with "Migrating Account Settings"
highlighted. The error which appears is: "Cannot open your default e-mail
folders. The attempt to log onto Microsoft Exchange has failed." When I
press OK, Outlook closes.

How do I fix? Is there a tool outside of Outlook which will let me check /
fix my account information?

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Tammy Wooley

Just installed Office Enterprise 2007. Excel, Word, PPT, Access all work
fine. When Outlook tries to launch it gets stuck at Migrating account
settings and simply will not configure or launch. I have tried repair from
the CD, I have uninstalled and reinstalled, several system reboots.

Recently installed Office 2003 to upgrade the 2002 version. All programs work
except Outlook. The OS is XP Pro. When you try to open Outlook it displays an
error message while its on the migrating account settings step. The error
message is, Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close etc. It
references a cvr file in the reporting detail. I searched for this file
including hidden files, and it doesn't exist. I believe this refers to the
temp file. Now, I have repaired, deleted, reinstalled, and deleted the
profile, all to no avail. I still get the same error message. I could use
some help troubleshooting this. Any ideas out there? Thanks

I had to format my hard disk and then reinstall MS Office 2003. After
reinstalling I selected Outlook and the following happened. A window saying
it was "migrating Account Settings" came up another window indicating my
office network email account and asking me to Check Name came up. When I
attempt to do so an error message window pops up stating "The name cannot be
resolved. The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must
be online or connected to complete this action." When I press "OK" another
error message window pops up saying "Cannot open your default e-mail folders.
The file C:Documents and SetingsOwnerLocal SettingsApplication
DataMicrosoftOutlookoutlook.ost is not an offline folder file." pops up.
When I press "OK" everthing disappears. I tried uninstalling Office 2003 and
installing Office Pro 2007 but still have the same problem. I am using a
wireless connection to the internet. I was able to have full functionality
using Outlook 03 prior to the hard drive format. Any suggestions out there.
Thanks.
Tony

When I start Outlook the "Configuring Outlook" pop up saying it's migrating
account settings comes up. That is as far as it goes because it locks up.
I've tried starting it in safe mode and running the diagnostic program. Is
there a way to get it to not import settings?

Thanks,

Ricardo

We are currently going through a Migration from a forest with Exchange 2007 to a forest with Exchange 2010. The problem I am having is the ability to give explicit permissions to a migrated user account/mailbox to those public folders. When I open up the public folder permissions, I see that the user account, or the group that contains the user account, is listed with the approriate level of permissions to access the Public Folder. I can give non-migrated accounts (acocunts that were created natively in AD/Exchange) rights to the Public folders and all is fine. What I have noticed is that altering the Default permissions allows the migrated-user accounts the ability to access the public folders.

For example, Lets say I have Default/Anonymous set to 'None' for the rights to the public folder and I give the migrated account explicit 'Owner' or 'Publishing Editor' permissions to the public folders. That migrated account cannot see/access the Public Folder. If I give a non-migrated account explicit 'owner' permissions to the public folder, the non-migrated account can access the public folders with those permissions. So if I change the Default/Anonymous permission level to 'Publishing Editor', then the migrated accounts can then access the public folders according to the rights that I assigned to the default/anonymous account.

What do I need to do to these migrated accounts in order to define rights on their public folders? These migrated mailboxes are LINKED mailboxes. I have converted one mailbox to a user mailbox but I had no luck with that. I was wondering if maybe there is some AD Permissions that were not set correctly for migrated accounts?

I have been trying to add this users account to Outlook 2003, but it keeps
hanging on the Migrating Account Settings page. Sometimes that message
doesn't even come up. They have an old POP3 account, so I setup a new
profile. They are using SBS 2003. Other users are fine. I have done the
following:

1) Created multiple new profiles
2) Tried RPC over HTTP
3) Renamed Outlook folder in D&SAppMSOutlook
4) Made sure server was default DNS
5) Can ping the server
6) Reinstalled Outlook
7) Installed SP1 for Office
8) Ran all Outlook patches
9) Changed protocol string in registry
10) Tried clients settings on different PC, and it works fine.
11) Change client's password
12) Client is using XP, disabled Firewall
13) Tried Safe Mode
14) Created a profile for me, and it doesn't work either
15) Old profile for POP3 still works fine.
16) Ran Detect and Repair
17) Running out of options

Any ideas? This is a tough one!

Al

I used to use a different computer, with Outlook 2007 installed on it.
I had to remove the hard drive from that computer and now have it in
my new computer, also with Outlook 2007 installed on it. I have full
access to the entire hard drive and all its contents from the old
computer and want to do one simple thing: copy all the necessary files
over from the old hard drive to the new one so that Outlook 2007 will
have the correct accounts set up and folders in place. I just haven't
been able to find a clear solution to this.

I've already tried just moving the Outlook folder from Local Settings
App DataMSOutlook & App DataMSOutlook over and it didn't restore
my accounts, so any help here is appreciated.

I'm using Outlook 2003. I seem to have problems adding my email account. When
I start up the application, I receive a 'Microsoft LDAP Directory' pop-up,
which has Null written in server and user name and a specified port number. I
don't know what to do with this bit so I click cancel. I tried setting up my
Hotmail account with this, and each time I get asked to enter password for my
username, I enter it and then nothing happens. Then the same box appears
again asking to enter username and password. I tried setting up with both
HTTP and Pop3. Same problem arises. When I tested account settings for pop3,
I got an error message about SSL and ports. I have no idea what I'm supposed
to do, as I'm relatively a newbie to this!! And at risk of sounding really
stupid, who is the administrator?

Hello - I bought myself a new computer and want to migrate Outlook from
one to the other.
The "content" (i.e. contacts, calendar, etc.) I was able to transfer by
copying over the Outlook.pst file.

But how can I migrate all the account settings? I found no "export"
functionality. Do I REALLY have to define all that stuff anew??? Or is
there a file or a registry subtree that contains all these settings so
that I can transfer them all in a single swoop?

Michael

I had to back out of an office-wide Office 2007 SP1 upgrade this weekend,
because 10 out of 10 test users had Outlook hang during the migration of
their user settings. We let one of them go for over 4 hours, and it didn't
seem to make a difference. The issue seems to be related migrating from
Outlook 2003 profiles with active .PST files. To work around this for the
test users, I forced an End Task on Outlook and then remove the .PST file
from the mail profile and then let the migration continue. I then added the
..PST file back in, successfully. The process takes about 10 minutes per
computer. While this seems to work in an individual case by case basis, I
can't imagine coming in on a Monday morning with 2/3rd of the office down
waiting for me to swing by their desk and spend 10 minutes to migrate their
Outlook settings.

I have done a fair amount of research on this, and most of the suggested
center around deleting the mail profile and creating a new one. Again, this
seems a bit extreme. What am I doing wrong? This is failing on 100% of my
machines during a clean install, or an in place upgrade.

Thanks, Scott

P.S. we are upgrading from Outlook 2003, and whether or not the file is ANSI
or unicode doesn't seem to make a difference.

Hello - I bought myself a new computer and want to migrate Outlook from
one to the other.
The "content" (i.e. contacts, calendar, etc.) I was able to transfer by
copying over the Outlook.pst file.

But how can I migrate all the account settings? I found no "export"
functionality. Do I REALLY have to define all that stuff anew??? Or is
there a file or a registry subtree that contains all these settings so
that I can transfer them all in a single swoop?

Michael

I have been trying to add this users account to Outlook 2003, but it keeps
hanging on the Migrating Account Settings page. Sometimes that message
doesn't even come up. They have an old POP3 account, so I setup a new
profile. They are using SBS 2003. Other users are fine. I have done the
following:

1) Created multiple new profiles
2) Tried RPC over HTTP
3) Renamed Outlook folder in D&SAppMSOutlook
4) Made sure server was default DNS
5) Can ping the server
6) Reinstalled Outlook
7) Installed SP1 for Office
8) Ran all Outlook patches
9) Changed protocol string in registry
10) Tried clients settings on different PC, and it works fine.
11) Change client's password
12) Client is using XP, disabled Firewall
13) Tried Safe Mode
14) Created a profile for me, and it doesn't work either
15) Old profile for POP3 still works fine.
16) Ran Detect and Repair
17) Running out of options

Any ideas? This is a tough one!

Al

In Outlook 2000 on XP, the test message from the account set up dialog box is
successful but outgoing emails are blocked (a red x appears on the connection
icon in lower right corner). Mail can be received but not sent.

I am trying to configure my AOL mail account to be sent to Microsoft Outlook
so I can sync with my new Palm Treo 700. When directed to click on "tools"
then "accounts" in Outlook to set this up, I don't have an "accounts" option
listed. Any assistance is appreciated.

I'm using Outlook 2003. I seem to have problems adding my email account. When
I start up the application, I receive a 'Microsoft LDAP Directory' pop-up,
which has Null written in server and user name and a specified port number. I
don't know what to do with this bit so I click cancel. I tried setting up my
Hotmail account with this, and each time I get asked to enter password for my
username, I enter it and then nothing happens. Then the same box appears
again asking to enter username and password. I tried setting up with both
HTTP and Pop3. Same problem arises. When I tested account settings for pop3,
I got an error message about SSL and ports. I have no idea what I'm supposed
to do, as I'm relatively a newbie to this!! And at risk of sounding really
stupid, who is the administrator?

I used to use a different computer, with Outlook 2007 installed on it.
I had to remove the hard drive from that computer and now have it in
my new computer, also with Outlook 2007 installed on it. I have full
access to the entire hard drive and all its contents from the old
computer and want to do one simple thing: copy all the necessary files
over from the old hard drive to the new one so that Outlook 2007 will
have the correct accounts set up and folders in place. I just haven't
been able to find a clear solution to this.

I've already tried just moving the Outlook folder from Local Settings
App DataMSOutlook & App DataMSOutlook over and it didn't restore
my accounts, so any help here is appreciated.

Just installed Office pro 2007 on Vista laptop and Outlook wont accept
account setting.Error says operation failed because of registry or
installation problem. restart and try again.If persists then re install.
do I have to re install or any other reason why I cannot set up account
settings to start receiving email?
please help

My computer manufacturer tells me that I need to reset my computer to factory
settings. That means no Outlook 2007 - I added it later.

I have searched and searched and searched and cannot find ANYWHERE the
information about how to back up email account settings. And no, I can't do
it manually - I don't remember all the passwords, etc.!

Should be simple enough - yet no "wizard" for '07, no file location
information - it seems to be a big secret. Am I supposed to pay $49 for some
MS employee to tell me where the information is located?

Just installed Office pro 2007 on Vista laptop and Outlook wont accept
account setting.Error says operation failed because of registry or
installation problem. restart and try again.If persists then re install.
do I have to re install or any other reason why I cannot set up account
settings to start receiving email?
please help

Have 4 exchange accounts set up on 1 outlook 2010 profile.
1 account used for mail, calender, contacts, notes, tasks
Other 3 accounts just e mail
Outlook tree is cluttered, duplicating all folders etc for the 4 separate accounts.

Is there anyway to remove the calender, contacts, tasks, note etc for the 3 accounts only beng used for e mail ?


When testing the e-Mail account a screen pops up stating to "Enter Network Password"  I use COX.net e-Mail and was able to synchronize to Outlook 2003 before.  I bought a new laptop that has Outlook 2007.  When setting up the e-Mail account for cox, I was faced with this problem.   I checked all the Set-up entries with COX and everything seems to be OK.  However, when I tested the account settings a window entitled  "Enter Network Password" popped up asking me to enter the User Name and Password.  I called COX and they stated that COX does not use a password on their server. They tried several things and nothing worked.  Can you tell me what I need to do to get Outlook 2007 working in my Laptop?

Maria

Hi,

I am facing problem on one client. That user is running windows 2000. I have setted up his emails to local (.PST). The size of the PST file is 910MB. The problem is that when I open the outlook, it hang-up. It does not open any message etc...I have to End Task finally. I have removed Office and then installed again but same problem with that single user.

Now I have made delivery to the Server. Seems OK so far....Any comments please.

Thanks!


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