Blog: Office 2007

I had upgraded a terminal server from Office XP to 2010 recently and users were getting pop up warnings about and names not matching the certificate.  Exchange happened to be setup with both external and internal autodiscover URLs pointing to an external domain address. 

In order to resolve this issue completely, I had to change the internal URLs used by autodiscover in four places.  The URLs need to be configured using the Exchange Power Shell.  The commands I list basically get the value first, and then set the value.  [more]

This article helped me find most of the commands:

Get-AutoDiscoverVirtualDirectory | fl
Set-AutoDiscoverVirtualDirectory -internalUrl “https://internalname/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml” -identity “<IDENTITY>”  

Get-ClientAccessServer | fl
Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity "<IDENTITY>” -AutodiscoverServiceInternalURI "https://internalname/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml"  

Up to this point, this fixed the SCP URL and allowed the Autodiscover E-mail test to return data.

I had to change the following internal URLs on these services also:

Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory | fl
Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity "<IDENTITY>" -InternalUrl "https://internalname/EWS/Exchange.asmx"

Get-UMVirtualDirectory | fl
Set-UMVirtualDirectory -Identity "<IDENTITY>" -InternalUrl "https://internalname/UnifiedMessaging/Service.asmx"


A customer who has switch completely to PDF format for document storage, has a need to access Tagged Image File Format (TIFF/TIF) documents from prior years. They recently ungraded all their systems to Windows 7 with Office 2007. Previously they used Office 2007 which installed the Microsoft Document Imaging program by default. The default install of Office 2007 sets the Microsoft Document Imaging program to install and run on first use. However, the first use is to access an MDI format file and have installation permission. They do not have installation permission and never access MDI files. Because it is not installed users are unable to reorder, rotate and print individual pages of a TIFF/TIF document. This means in order to print page 20 of a 65 page document you must print all the pages.

To resolve this issue, install the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program. To do this, follow these steps: [more]

  1. Click Start, click Run, type “appwiz.cpl’, and then click OK.
  2. In the Currently installed programs list, click the 2007 Office version that you have installed.
  3. Click Change.
  4. Click Add or Remove features, and then click Continue.
  5. Expand Office Tools.
  6. Click Microsoft Office Document Imaging, and then click Run all from My Computer.
  7. Click Continue.

You then need to change the TIFF and TIF file associations to open using Microsoft Document Imaging.

  1. Click Start, click Run, type “control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms”, and then click OK.
  2. Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program, scroll down to TIF and TIFF.
  3. Highlight TIF and Click Change program.
  4. Click Browse, and  enter “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MODI\12.0\” in the address bar then enter.
  5. Select MSPVIE.EXE and Click Open, Ok
  6. Perform steps 3-5 for TIFF
  7. Click Close.

You can then reorder, rotate and print individual pages of TIFF/TIF documents.


Microsoft Office Picture Manager (and iPhoto on the Mac) has a feature which helps organize digital photos.  In order to organize photos it is most helpful to be able to rename them, but renaming them is tedious if you have many photos.

If you are running Windows and have Microsoft Office 2007 installed the Picture Manager should be under All Programs -> Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Tools -> Microsoft Office Picture Manager.  In Microsoft Office Picture Manager all you have to do to easily rename photos is open a folder of photos, select more than one, right click on one of the selected photos and choose Rename.  A work panel will open which allows you to enter a name which will be applied to all the selected photos as well as options for defining sequential numbering. [more]

For us in the CoNetrix Information Security group, we have many site photos to store after an audit. This renaming feature allows us to organize the images by branch name (fcblfxx) with the application filling in the “xx.”  Quick and easy.   For personal photos naming will probably involve using a description of an event like “2010Christmasxx” or “10thBirthdayxx.”


While working at a customer site a couple of users reported Word 2007 has no page number gallery when you go Insert -> Page Numbers. After investigating I found that just deleting the Building Blocks.dotx file in their profile fixed the problem.

Windows XP Location:
c:\Documents and Settings\{your username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033\Building Blocks.dotx

Windows Vista & 7 Location:
c:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033\Building Blocks.dotx