Re: Outlook 2003

Uninstall any Office 2003 components, then the Office 2007 components.
Reboot and install the Office 2003 suite. Find MAPI32.dll and rename it to
..old. Open Outlook and it should do a Detect and Repair.

If this does not work, report back the error you get. (You may need to
rename MSMAPI32.dll if it still exists as well.)

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

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After furious head scratching, PaulJB asked:

| Recently I installed Office 2007 and after realising most
| organisations still use Office 2003 (and all of it's constituent
| components)
| I tried to install Office 2003 before installing 2007 and now Outlook
| will not start.
| It tries to start (Frames etc. display but are not accessible) before
| going to the "Outlook has experienced a problem and needs to close"
| standard error message then when trying to restart Outlook in "Safe
| Mode" The error message (after it again tries to start reads "Unable
| to open the Outlook window. The set of folders could not be opened.
| The server is not available. Contact your administrator if the
| problem persists"
| The copy of Office is my own and is legal and I use it as a stand
| alone program not linked to a network.
| I suspect it is something to do with the MAPI file but do not know
| enough about it to fix it.
| Please, please can someone help?