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This article describes how to fix an issue with the new Dynamics 365 App for Outlook. In this scenario, the Dynamics App button was available in the Outlook web client (OWA – https://outlook.office365.com), but it didn’t appear in the Outlook 2013 installed in the desktop.
As the app was working fine in the OWA client, we understood the administration configuration was done properly from the Dynamics side (e.g. security role, user mailbox). So we had to run some test in the corresponding machine to learn more about the problem.
In order to carry out those tests, we used the utility Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.2 (known was OffCat). It provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems, including in Outlook. You can download this utility from the following link:
Once you install it, you will get the following menu to choose the program to be scanned, Outlook in our case:
After running the scan, OffCat will highlight potential issues and it will also suggest options to fix it straight away, very useful.
Finally we were able to resolve the issue just installing the latest update for Outlook 2013:
Hope it helps!
This article describes how to use the EWS Editor for Dynamics 365 utility to resolve Dynamics 365 App for Outlook issues. This post is a continuation of my previous article where I listed several checks to fix deployment issues with the Dynamics Outlook App.
EWS Editor was originally created to demonstrate the capabilities of the Exchange Web Services API. EWS Editor for Dynamics 365 is based on that one to provide additional utilities and troubleshoot issues related to Server-Side Synchronization and the E-mail Router.
Because the Dynamics 365 App for Outlook relies on the Server-Side Synchronization, this utility becomes also useful to resolve issues with the Dynamics Outlook App. In our case, we were getting the following error:
This happened to us when we enabled the Dynamics Outlook App in a different organisation. So the app for this user was first enabled in organisation A, then we needed to deactivate it in this org and add it in organisation B, but we started to get that error and we couldn’t deploy it in org B and it also stopped working in org A 😦 .
The following steps describe how we use this tool to finally fix the problem:
Step 1 – Download EWS Editor for Dynamics 365
Step 2 – Launch “EWSEditorForDynamics365.exe”
Step 3 – Connect to Exchange Service
Step 4 – Add Mailbox Root
Step 5 – Connect to Dynamics 365 Service
Step 6 – Open All Items
Expand MsgFolderRoot and select Allitems by double clicking it.
Step 7 – Show To-Be Tracked Items
Navigate to View => Filter View Items => Show To-Be Tracked Items
Step 8 – Check that crmLinkState is set to 1
Exchange Items (email, tasks, contacts, appointments) that have been tracked in Dynamics will have some additional properties to define the link between the systems. One of those properties is crmLinkState, which should have one of these values:
0 – Item is not tracked
1 – Item To-Be tracked
2 – Item has been tracked
Step 9 – Hard Delete* all items to be tracked (pending tracking) where crmLinkState is 1
Right click on each item and navigate to Delete Item => Hard Delete
*Please notice you may lose important information, so make sure you are ok deleting those emails or other items.
Step 10 (END!) – Enable the Mailbox again
- Now navigate to your Dynamics instance.
- Open the User mailbox and click on “Test and Enable Mailbox”.
- Check the Box “Sync items with exchange”
- Wait till you receive the “Success” message for both emails and appointments.
- Once you receive the Success message, deploy/add the app again.
- This should resolve the issue.
If you want to learn more about the EWS Editor, check the following URL:
**Credits: Thanks to my colleague Narendra for helping me to put this content together.
This article shows a scenario where the Dynamics 365 app button will be inactive, like grayed out, in the Outlook menu. This may be caused just because of the View Reading Pane configuration in your Outlook client.
However, you may still see the button active when you create a new email or an appointment:
In Outlook, your View Reading Pane must be Right or Bottom for the button being active:
Hope this helps.
This post is based on the following configuration:
- Dynamics 365 Online Version: 188.8.131.521
- Outlook 2013
Please notice there may be other reasons why this button could be inactive, see the following forum discussion.
My Outlook (2007) froze trying to search in any folder, even an empty one 😦
Windows Search Service (Windows 7)
Event Log Error:
The plug-in in <Search.TripoliIndexer> cannot be initialized
Start Windows Search Service (it was stopped, I don’t why 😦 ). However, I couldn’t do it straigh forward and first I had to set the value from 1 to 0 for the next registry entry :
After set that entry to 0, I tryied to start the service and it works fine. That entry automatically is set up to 1 again.
I hope it helps.
PS: My fount of inspiration was the next forum discussion: