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When i click the button 'Connect with Outlook' (in the action menu) in IE8 i get the following error:

"Cannot start Microsoft Outlook"

The regular security question of IE pops up, the one about opening a program on my PC, listing the stssync-url, which i accept. Then the error display. Just that text, no error code.

When I cut'n'paste the stssync-url out of the security question and paste it in start->run.. Outlooks starts fine and is able to connect to the list.

This just started happing, i was able to connect to lists. I don't rememeber changing anything. I've seen this strange behaviour on multiple pc's now (Vista, Office 2007, IE8)

What is preventing my outlook from starting from sharepoint?

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closed as too localized by Anders Rask Jun 2 '11 at 8:29

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Crossposted at: social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/… Problem isn't probably not a SharePoint issue, but a IE8/Outlook issue. social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/… Uninstalling IE8 (thus reverting back to IE7) solves my problems for now. –  Dribbel Jan 13 '10 at 11:02

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