Outlook 2003 with Exchange 2003 account shuts down by itself

SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003.  7 users all with Outlook 2003.  Recently 2 users have complained that their Outlook shuts down while they are using it and/or while it's minimized in the tray.  I have witnessed the event so they arent crazy.  I have tried the following:

1. Removed and reinstalled Outlook 2003
2. Outlook 2003 updates
3. Create a new Outlook profile and resync all Exchange data.
4. Closed any open archives.

Any suggestions?  It's only happening to 2 of the 7 users.
computerconceptsAsked:
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computerconceptsConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Outlook 2007 seems to fix the issue.
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TechnicallyMaybeCommented:
Anything errors regarding Outlook in the event logs?  What kind of AV is installed?
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
No errors or events whatsoever in the Event log at the workstation or the server.  Trend Worry Free Business Security V6.0
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Does this happen when the users are using Outlook in safemode (outlook.exe /safe)? Have you checked the event viewer on the client machines to see if something is triggering Outlook to close?
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
Testing safe mode now.  I'll let you know if it happens in safe mode.
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
booo....it just happened in safe mode.  It shut itself down.  

Little more info...One of the workstations with Outlook that has the problem is not shutting itself down right now but the other one is shutting itself down every few seconds to a couple minutes.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you open the Task manage and view the processes tab and watch Outlook.exe does it disappear when Outlook closes? Also, another thing i thought of is it minimizing to the system tray? Make sure that you do not have "Hide when minimized".
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Could you also make sure that you have the most recent service packs for Windows and also Office.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Make sure that the user does not have any rules or alerts that might be causing Outlook to close. Also disconnect any PST files that are connected to Outlook session.

Another test would be get the user with the Outlook issue to login to another users machine (one that is currently working) and see if the problem follows the user. Are you using roaming profiles (windows)? Have you tried with a fresh windows Profile and load Outlook and see if the error still occurs.
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
I have opened Task Manager and can watch the outlook.exe process disappear after Outlook shuts itself down.  It takes about 10 seconds after Outlook closes before that process disappears.

No, it is not minimizing.  I do not have that option enabled and I have checked that on both workstations.

I'll check the SPs for both Windows and Office.

What rule or alert would be set to close Outlook?  You mean like after sending/receiving?

No PSTs connected.

I'll have to try the new Windows profile suggestion.  No, we don't use roaming profiles.  

THanks for the help so far!!  I'll try the new Windows profile and make sure everything is updated.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  Prob won't get a chance to do this til tomorrow.

Again, thanks for the help!
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
Update:  I didnt get to try a new profile but now i have 2 users that have PCs spontaneously shut down and/or reboot.  One is a user that is having Outlook issues and the other is not.  what the heck?
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TechnicallyMaybeCommented:
You have a virus outbreak.
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
I'm still working on this issue.  Please don't close it.  I'll report back when I have more info.  I have been out of town for a few days so sorry for the delay.
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computerconceptsAuthor Commented:
I installed outlook 2007 and it seems to have fixed the issue.
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