Outlook always start in safe mode – December updates

After installing update KB3114409 released on 8th of Decemer 2016 – Microsoft Oulook may start to open only in safe mode. If this occurs, just uninstall above update or download and install version 2 of this update numbered: KB3114560. 

You may find update here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3114560


By |2015-12-17T16:24:11+00:00December 17th, 2015|Errors and fixes, Outlook|2 Comments

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  1. Michael January 5, 2016 at 20:25 - Reply

    any idea how to mass deploy this since it’s not in WSUS??

    • milosz January 5, 2016 at 21:57 - Reply

      Hi there are few ways actually:)
      First of all you cannot simply run msiexec /uninstall since it’s a office update. Thus you need to have an Office install GUID. There are plenty methods to detect that. Then you need to input that GUID into command line and execute:

      you can swap /qb to /qn to hide any install window.
      First GUID is an installed office guid key, second is an guid of the update.

      If you are using some deployment solution like OCSNG or SCCM or MDT, you just need to create a package that either uninstalls the package or installs newer one. If you are asking you probably doesn’t have it:) You may give a OSCNG a try, there is a complete guide on this blog:)
      If you have a domain environment you can create a logon script.
      You can run it on a large scale with PSEXEC, but you need to know admin credentials on machine (without AD).
      Those are the most convenient ones I know.

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