How to resolve Outlook 2016 Startup error

I was getting following error twice-thrice a week while starting Outlook 2016:


Outlook cannot log on. Verify you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name. The Microsoft Exchange information service in your profile is missing required information. Modify your profile to ensure that you are using the correct Microsoft Exchange information service.

Once I clicked OK, I got following message:

System resources are critically low. Close some windows.

Again clicking on OK, I got following message:

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store could not be opened.

And clicking on OK will do nothing. Outlook cannot be started.

So, following is the solution:

In this case, the problem is related to an incorrectly configured Autodiscover service. This problem only happened while Outlook 2016 with Office 365, and the seems to be intermittent, disappearing for a short while on a clean profile build before eventually returning. (If I deleted and re-created profile, everything would work for two-three days, then the problem would re-surface).

After several hours of troubleshooting, I found an AutoD.mailaddress.xml file that was created for the associated account under %localappdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\16 folder.

I already have another Hotmail account that does not have any error as the Office 365 Exchange account that I was having trouble with.  On analyzing the AutoD XML files between the two accounts, it was obvious that the account with problem was pulling incorrect settings.

To fix I did the following:

  • Open Outlook with a working account (in my case, I had Hotmail account set in new profile) or create a dummy POP profile with no information. Any how, get Outlook open and running.
  • From there, locate the Outlook icon in the system status tray, hold down CTRL and
    Right Click, and select “Test E-Mail AutoConfiguration”.
  • Enter your email address and password and click the test button.
  • If everything looks right (there are settings within the results) click over to the XML tab and CTRL+A, CTRL+C to select/copy everything in it.
  • Go back to %localappdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\16 and open your problem account AutoD XML file in simple text editor (like Notepad++).
  • Delete everything within and paste the new information you got from the AutoConfiguration Test (that you copied). Save and close.

From this point I was able to reopen Outlook with no problems. It’s suggested to make a backup copy of the XML configuration so that you can easily replace it if Outlook decides to grab the wrong AutoDiscover information again.


OK Code for material master in SAP

To easily navigate within view of material master, use following OK codes (helpful in BDC/LSMW creation):

SP01 Basic data 1
SP02 Basic data 2
SP03 Classification
SP04 Sales : sales org. 1
SP05 Sales : sales org. 2
SP06 Sales : general/plant
SP07 Foreign trade export
SP08 Sales text
SP09 Purchasing
SP10 Foreign import
SP11 Purchasing order text
SP12 MRP 1
SP13 MRP 2
SP14 MRP 3
SP15 MRP 4
SP16 Forecasting
SP17 Work scheduling
SP18 Production Resources/Tools
SP19 Plant data / storage 1
SP20 Plant data / storage 2
SP21 Warehouse mgmt 1
SP22 Warehouse mgmt 2
SP23 Quality management
SP24 Accounting 1
SP25 Accounting 2
SP26 Costing 1
SP27 Costing 2
SP28 Plant stock
SP29 Stor. Location stock


Diatonic Major Scale in key of “C”

Overwhelmed by the number of positions from where I can play Diatonic Major Scale. The term “diatonic” refers to the scale which contains the notes of a major scale (no sharps or flats).
Look at following diagram:

Diatonic major in "C"
Diatonic major in “C”

These are the notes that we can play on guitar! As you can see, the complexity of the guitar so high that finding a way of memorizing all these notes is extremely difficult.

So, it is better to divide them in patterns, as seen in following pictures:

3rd Position
3rd Position
5th position
5th position
7th position
7th position
10th Position
10th Position

That’s what I learned in past three days! Playing diatonic major scale from different positions and memorizing the pattern.

Jurassic World

Today I learned is that a block buster movie does not need to be a good movie.

As decided it was time to view this long (read never ending) movie: Jurassic World, in 3D.

This movie is exactly what I expected: great dinosaur special effects and sound with minimal acting of characters and a huge marketing. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in lead role! But putting the milquetoast characters aside, the story is paced nicely and ultimately, the film is exciting.

Despite heavy CGI and other effects the movie is non-challenging and unintelligent. More than anything, “Jurassic World” is not what Jurassic Park was. However, it is simple fun on a lazy Sunday.

Anaglyph 3D
Anaglyph 3D