Error launching Office applications after January updates

It's been reported that after applying January 2016 update (KB 3114506), customers are experiencing an error on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 when trying to launch Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneDrive for Business. Error Examples: System Error – The program can’t start because davclnt.dll is missing from your computer….

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Excel hidden dialogs resolved with Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 3

Previously, I had written about an issue we were experiencing in Excel where the Excel application would appear to be hung and dialogs were not coming to the front as expected after using the Save and Send as attachment feature. http://blogs.technet.com/b/the_microsoft_excel_support_team_blog/archive/2012/04/26/hidden-dialogs-cause-excel-2010-to-appear-to-hang.aspx Since that time, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team has helped to resolve this issue…


Form Controls are no longer supported outside of Microsoft Office

After installing the March 2015 updates for Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 2013, form controls (fm20.dll) are no longer available for use in Internet Explorer or custom compiled applications that obey IE security settings regarding ActiveX control trust. You may see errors in the custom applications or that the controls do not load in the web…

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Microsoft Office error when opening if IE temporary file location is changed or blank

  After editing the Internet Explorer settings via group policy, some users are experiencing errors when trying to launch the Office applications.  ERROR Examples:  "Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable." "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable." Resolution: When editing the group policy, ensure…

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Slow saving of Office files to a network server using EFS

      Symptoms If you use the Encrypting File System (EFS) to secure the Temporary Internet Files folder, you will experience slow saving to a server that is capable of supporting encryption but is not configured to do remote encryption. We've had reports of this causing a delay from 45-120 seconds to save a…


Office 2013 reports no internet connectivity with VPN connection

Issue While using a VPN connection with Office 2013, users have reported that they are unable to connect to the internet within Office, causing some Office 2013 functionality not to work as expected. Scenarios we have seen include: 1.   Word 2013 unable to insert online pictures ERROR:  "You need an internet connection to insert online pictures"…

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