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What to Do if I can't Start Microsoft Outlook in Terminal Services

written by: nightangel•edited by: Brian Nelson•updated: 5/20/2010

This article discusses some reasons why you may not be able to open Outlook in Terminal Services. As well we discuss things that you can do to get Outlook to open in Terminal Services.

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    What to Do if I can not start Microsoft Outlook in Terminal Services

    The topic of discussion in this article will be Microsoft Outlook, and what to do when Microsoft Outlook will not start in Terminal Services. In this article I will discuss what causes Outlook to not open up in terminal services. As well I will talk about what to get Outlook to open up in Terminal Services.

    What are some causes of Microsoft Outlook not opening in Terminal Services ?

    Now lets take a look at some of the things that can cause Outlook not to open up in Terminal Services. As with any operating system application there are things that can go wrong, and cause an application unable to run properly. One of the reasons why Microsoft Outlook may not open up in Terminal Services is due to the fact that you may not have the proper permissions to open up Outlook in Terminal Services. Another reason why Outlook may not open in Terminal Services is because you may not have enough Terminal Server Licenses. One problem may be that the program did not install properly. One of the reasons why it may not have installed correctly is because you may not have had Terminal Services in install mode when you installed Microsoft Outlook.Or it could be that the network is not set up properly. Now understand these are only a few reasons why Microsoft Outlook will not open up in Terminal Services.

    What are some things I can do to get Microsoft Outlook to open in Terminal Services ?

    So what can we do to get Outlook to open up in Terminal Services. One of the things that you can do is to make sure you have the right permissions to open Outlook in Terminal Services. You can do this by going to start and in Windows XP or earlier go to run and type in regedit32, and in Windows Vista, or 7 just type regedit32 in the box. Next go to HKLM and select root, next click on the menu for the Registry and select the option “Load Hive". Next go to the place where the users Ntuser.dat file is and select it. After this you will be asked to type in a key name. You can just use user name for the key name. Now click on the hive that has just been loaded and permissions option from the menu. Make sure the person has complete control, if they do not then add them to the list.

    Another way that you can fix Outlook is to make sure it is install correctly. So if it is not working go ahead and uninstall Outlook and reinstall it. Now one thing is, is that when you install Microsoft Outlook make sure that Terminal Services is in install mode not in user mode. After you have reinstalled Outlook switch Terminal Services back to user and switch Outlook to user mode. As well you may not have enough Terminal Server Licenses in which this is easy to solve because all you have to do is get more licenses.