Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Outlook notes on desktop

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I often use the Microsoft Outlook Notes to store To-Do lists that are not related to work. I discovered this great tip a few months which allows me to put my notes on my desktop, and I love it as it means I can access my notes without having to open up Outlook.

To create a note in Outlook:

1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Note.
2. Type the text of the note.
3. To close the note, click the × in the upper-right corner of the note.

Then to put the notes on your desktop do the following:

1. Right-click the desktop, point to New, and click Shortcut.
2. In the Type the location of the item box, type the following path: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX\OUTLOOK.EXE” /c ipm.stickynote (note OfficeXX - XX needs to be replaced with your version of Office.
3. Click Next, name the shortcut, and then click Finish.

Now, when you double-click the shortcut, an Outlook note will appear on your desktop.

Excel Services Event ID: 5226

If you have installed SharePoint per default configurations you will most likely not get issues like this, but in most enterprise installs logs and temp files are relocated. To fix the error below. Please review error then read below for solution.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Office SharePoint Server
Event Category: Excel Calculation Services
Event ID: 5226
Date: 10/15/2008
Time: 9:32:36 AM
User: N/A
Unable to create or access workbook cache at D:\Temp\Excel Server\FileCache\BaselII-CIT-SSP-423345403\Charts. Excel Services is unable to function without a workbook cache.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

Solution I manually created the D:\Temp\Excel Server\FileCache\BaselII-CIT-SSP-423345403\Charts directory then on the Security tab for the Temp directory, the WSS_ADMIN_WPG Windows group should have Full Control and the WSS_WPG Windows group should have Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read permissions or higher on the folder. If they do not, assign these permissions by using the procedure in the "Assign sufficient permissions" section.

Also, this solution works if you get Trace Log errors.