Microsoft Outlook 2003 and ZoneAlarm anti-spam plugin issues

In General, Microsoft, Software by Michael Sheehan10 Comments

I recently had some issues with my ZoneAlarm install and MS Outlook 2003 and the Anti-Spam plug-in. Whenever I launched Outlook, the ZoneAlarm plugin was not initializing despite efforts to enable (through ZA and through the COM add-in within Outlook). I found a solution that seems to have worked. Basically, you need to fully delete the COM add-in and then recreate from scratch. To do this, just follow the following steps: 1) Open “Tools->Options…” 2) Click on the “Other” tab. 3) Click on “Advanced Options’. 4) Click on “COM Add-Ins” 5) Remove “MailBuddy Outlook Addin” 6) Add “MailBuddy Outlook Addin” …

Windows Update Error 80245003 – Windows Update won’t run on Vista RC2

In Fix It, General, Microsoft, Software by Michael Sheehan76 Comments

Updated on 06.25.07: I have added some more detailed steps based on feedback I received. See end of post for further details. I’m playing around with Windows Vista on a test box that I have. So far, it’s looking like a fairly nice upgrade to XP. It doesn’t feel like a complete overhaul (which, from my understanding, it somewhat is since many items have been reworked from the ground up). I’ve gone through the various cycles and now have found myself at RC2 (running the Windows Ultimate version). I have installed this using VMware as well, testing integration with an …