How to solve MS Outlook Error: “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window.”

If you cannot open Microsoft Outlook 2007 and get the following error: “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window.” after previously being able to open it, then you might want to try the following:

Go to Start > Run and type the following: “outlook.exe /resetnavpane” (without the quotation marks) and press Enter.

This should fix the problem.

The “/resetnavpane” Outlook command switch clears and regenerates the MS Outlook navigation pane for the current profile.

Caterrific – Catering for kiddie parties

Are you looking for affordable catering packages for your child’s upcoming kiddie party? If yes, then you might want to check out Caterrific Catering Services (which my wife, Conne, owns) and try one of their kiddie party packages.

Having had a string of successful kiddie party catering events added to her belt, and due to the high demand from clients, Conne finally decided to add kiddie party packages as a Caterrific standard package offering.

Caterrific Catering Services is a full service food catering company operating in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces.

CA Audit – How to add an audit node group

In CA Audit,  formerly eTrust Audit, you can group your audit nodes (or audit clients) into logical groups depending on the audit events that are to be monitored.

You can also group audit nodes based on geographical and physical location, workgroup or domain, and you can also group them based on the audit recorder (iRecorder) agent.

Some of the common iRecorder agents are the Windows NT Log iRecorder, Microsoft ISA iRecorder, and the Microsoft Exchange iRecorder.

The following steps show how to add an audit node group to CA Audit:

1. Open the CA Audit Policy Manager and click on “Audit Nodes”


2. To add a new group, right-click on “Targets” and select “New Group”.


3. Configure the group name. Key in the desired name for the Audit Node (AN) group. You can optionally add a short description for the AN group. Click “OK” to save and close. The newly created AN group will be added to the “Targets” list.



4. Associate an Audit Node (AN) Type to the newly created group.



How to configure Windows Active Directory logon scripts

There are instances when you need to run a script or program every time a user logs into your Windows network. One way to automate this is to configure and assign a Windows logon script to a particular user or group account.

Enabling Windows logon scripts is a two-stage process. The first stage is to create the script itself, and the second stage is to assign the logon script to a domain user (or group) account.

I. Where to save the logon script:

  1. Create your logon script and save it in the appropriate format (Example: logon.bat, logon.vbs).
  2. Go to your domain controller and copy the script into the %SystemRoot%SYSVOLSysvolDomainNameScripts local folder (Ex. C:WINDOWSsysvolsysvolENTIIS.COMSCRIPTS).

This folder corresponds to the domain controller’s NETLOGON network share folder.

This makes the script accessible over the network via the \ServerNameNetlogon network share folder.


To summarize:
If your domain controller’s name “DC01”, and if you have a script named “logon.bat”, which is saved on DC01’s “C:WINDOWSsysvolsysvolENTIIS.COMSCRIPTS” folder, then you can access the script over the network by going to the “\DC01netlogon“ network share folder, or by simply running \DC01netlogonlogon.bat.

II. How to assign a logon script to a user or group:

1. First, open “Active Directory Users and Computers” on the domain controller.

Active Directory Users and Computers

2. Now right click on the user you want to have the logon script and select the properties menu.

A properties dialog like the one shown below will appear. Select the ‘Profile’ Tab

By default, if no exact network path is given, as shown in Figure 3, above, Active Directory will assume that the user profile logon script will be at the %SystemRoot%SYSVOLSysvolDomainNameScripts folder.

3. Click Apply.

4. Click OK.

Once configured, the logon script will run (on the local machine where the user logged in) every time the user logs into the network using the corresponding account.

Note: You have to check if the user account used to log into the local machine has the appropriate rights to run or execute programs.

Do you want to rent food catering equipment or hire waiting staff?

Are you concerned that your private or corporate party might be spoiled due to lack of waiting staff or catering equipment?

Caterrific Catering Services, Conne’s food catering business, can help make your event a success by providing you with well-trained catering staff or by supplying you with clean, stylish and well-appointed food catering equipment. This is made possible by their recent move to expand their service offerings to include catering equipment rentals and staffing services.

With this in mind, you could then focus on enjoying your party and relaxing with your guests instead of worrying about the nitty-gritty stuff.

Valley Golf Mauling: Peace and Reform taken from a different context

One of the biggest news that has recently caught our nation’s and the pinoy blogosphere’s attention is about the mauling of a 56-year-old father and his 14-year-old son, over a golfing spat, by a family of what should have been our nation’s “civil servants.”

Bambee Dela Paz tells us her personal account of how her father and brother, Delfin and Bino Dela Paz, respectively, were mauled by the mayor of Masiu, Lanao del Sur, Nasser Pangandaman Jr., his brother, and their bodyguards at the Valley Golf and Country Club golf course in Antipolo. What’s even more disheartening is the fact that the brothers did it in the presence of their father, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) secretary, and government peace negotiator, Nasser Pangandaman Sr, who failed to stop the incident from escalating into a bloody mauling.

Regardless of who’s at fault, they should have exercised maximum tolerance and restraint befitting their positions as public service officials. True gentlemen never beat up children, let alone gang up on one.

So now, how can the secretary convince us that he can effectively manage our nation’s agrarian reform situation, as the DAR chief, if, as a father, he can’t show us that he can “reform” his own sons? And how can he effectively represent the government as a representative peace negotiator if he can’t even broker peace for a simple golf etiquette misunderstanding? He should have done a “Mayor Alfredo Lim” and come out a bigger man.

It appears that the meaning of the terms PEACE and REFORM might have been misunderstood by some parties.

Golf is supposed to be a gentleman’s game. True to what Bambee has stated, the world has indeed gone crazy.

What do you think?


Note: For those who would wish to comment, it would be greatly appreciated it if you refrain from using other people’s identities, like mine perhaps. Thanks!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here’s wishing all of you a very merry Christmas! Happy holidays to you and your family! Ho! Ho! Ho!

God bless! 🙂


From: PJ, Conne and CJ

Happy Birthday Conne!

Today’s Conne’s birthday!

I initially felt bad because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to spend the entire day with her as initially planned since I had a meeting scheduled in the morning, so I felt that I had to make it up to her for the remainder of the day.

I immediately rushed home after the meeting so that I could spend some quality time with Conne and CJ. We  heard mass in the afternoon, a family tradition every time we celebrate someone’s birthday. Her birthday, by the way, also coincides with the feast of the Immaculate Conception, hence Conne’s full first names were derived from “Maria Concepcion” in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We then had dinner afterwards at Sophia’s in Alabang with our close friends, Cocoy and Li-ann, and capped the day with some late-night, after-dinner coffee.

So what did I give her as a birthday gift?

For starters, I bought her a new laptop since she’s been extremely busy with her catering business (Caterrific) lately, and has been struggling in terms of mobility and productivity, particularly since she can’t lug our desktop PC around for client meetings and oculars. I also did a little e-baying earlier this week and bought her some perfume online, only to find out later on that I mistakenly ordered the men’s version instead of the women’s version of the perfume(!), much to my utter disappointment and consternation! Darn it! 🙁 It’s the thought that counts, right? (Yes, it’s such a lame excuse! Ha!)

Anyway, Happy Birthday mahal! May the Lord bless you always! We love you so much!