Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Outlook 2003 Error:Your Exchange Server administrator has blocked the version of Outlook that you are using. Contact your administrator for assistance

Outlook 2003 Error "Your Exchange Server administrator has blocked the version of Outlook that you are using. Contact your administrator for assistance" when you try to connect Microsoft Outlook 2003 to newly installed Exchange 2007 server.

I am writing this blog entry keeping in mind that you are comming accross this issue after you finished installing Exchange 2007. While installing exchange 2007 you have selected the option that you have machines with outlook 2003 or earlier.

Cause: When you install Exchange 2007 fresh by default there is no public folder created. Exhcnage 2007 needs public folder created to have Microsoft Outlook 2003 or earlier supported version to connect to Exchange 2007.

Solution: In a new install of Exchange 2007 there might not be any Public folder present, create a Public folder on exchange server and then try to connect outlook 2003. Some times you might have to restart Information Store service on exchange server but that is not always the case.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

hPBHK348.exe and 61h3jA00.exe on PC

It’s been while since I worked on my desktop PC. Today while I was working on a network share issue after checking my event logs I have found out entries similar to the following:

Event Type: Error

Event Source: Schedule
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7901
Date: 2/03/2008
Time: 7:00:00 AM
User: N/A
Computer: SUPPORT-32C7206
The At8.job command failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

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Naturally if it’s from Scheduler then I should check what I have got scheduled on my pc. I have found out that there were many scheduled jobs which were scheduled to run every hour. See the following which I got after typing AT command line:

Status ID Day Time Command Line
Error 1 Each M T W Th F S Su 12:00 AM C:\WINDOWS\system32\hPBHK348.exe

Error 2 Each M T W Th F S Su 1:00 AM C:\WINDOWS\system32\hPBHK348.exe

Error 3 Each M T W Th F S Su 2:00 AM C:\WINDOWS\system32\hPBHK348.exe

Error 4 Each M T W Th F S Su 3:00 AM C:\WINDOWS\system32\hPBHK348.exe


Error 45 Each M T W Th F S Su 8:00 PM C:\WINDOWS\system32\61h3jA00.exe
Error 46 Each M T W Th F S Su 9:00 PM C:\WINDOWS\system32\61h3jA00.exe
Error 47 Each M T W Th F S Su 10:00 PM C:\WINDOWS\system32\61h3jA00.exe
Error 48 Each M T W Th F S Su 11:00 PM C:\WINDOWS\system32\61h3jA00.exe

When I checked quarantine log of my anti virus I have found out that it has taken care of the log files even though sites like http://spywarefiles.prevx.com/RRCAGC44185411/HPBHK348%2EEXE.html mentions that none anti viruses are known to find this infected file(s).

These are malware files, but it is unknown what exactly do they do. But now we know that one more location to search for is %systemroot%\system32 for these files.

To delete all scheduled jobs all I did was to use the following command line:

Caution: Please remember that above mentioned command line will delete all scheduled jobs scheduled to run with the help of AT command.

My anti virus has got rid of these files because quarantine period was over else I would have tried to see was coded inside these EXE images.

=Tip of the day=
Make sure you check your event logs time to time . You never know what does on your PC while your family members use it.