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Detect and repair for Outlook 2003.

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I need to do a "Detect and Repair" in Outlook 2003. Is there a way to do it from the Command Line? I know it can be done from the Help file menu but that is not a plausible option.

Or I need to figure out how to get rid of this error when I open Outlook 2003:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application
Data\Microsoft\AddIns\outlvba.dll is not a valid Office Add-in

The error appeared after I've removed Office.

I uninstalled Office 2000 from my workstations and it appears to be causing problem with Outlook 2003. If I do a detect and repair it seems to fix it, but I can't seem to script for it. I noticed that if I run the outls11.msi in the Outlook 2003 setup CD it will ask me this as one of the options but I'm unable to make it happen automatically.

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To remove the DLL file, go to Outlook -> File -> Options -> Add-ins and try removing the add-in from that location. There is also a Microsoft Support entry that you can use to get rid of the add-in using multiple ways.

Microsoft Support: https://support2.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;235009

Secondly, go to Start > Run > regedit and navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Microsoft.VbaAddinForOutlook.1
Make sure you backup first, then delete it. Use Detect and Repair and Outlook will fix the error.

Thirdly, make sure you have only one entry of the DLL file in the following location: Help -> About Microsoft Outlook -> System Information -> Office 2003 Applications -> Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 -> COM Add-ins.

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