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Microsoft Outlook 2010  "The attempted operation failed.  An object could not be found"

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Hey Folks,

Microsoft bug started appearing today.  Patch Tuesday was two days ago :-)  No other recent updates to Outlook or Exchange 2010.

When users go to File >>> Open >>> Other users folder and attach to a shared inbox they are not longer able to search that folder.  This error below appears.  We are not using cached mode and never have.  I tested my mailbox in cached mode and error persists.We have business processes that require access to other staff email accounts.  All desktops are fully patched and I did check one Msft Hotfix but that was already applied.  

"The attempted operation failed.  An object could not be found"

Thanks for any help,
Rich
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by:Dilip Patidar
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Hello,

The issue might be caused by incorrect configurations of Outlook profile or fails of downloading OAB.
You can firstly follow the steps in the article below to check the configurations:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2659085

Then check the following post if you encounter a sync error when you attempt to download the OAB from Exchange Server:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dgoldman/archive/2007/04/19/downloading-the-oab-fails-with-0x8004010f-and-the-operation-failed-an-object-could-not-be-found.aspx

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/257387-outlook-error-attempted-operation-failed-object-could-not.html

However, when I deleted my profile and created a new one manually everything worked fine.  I was even able to export my messages from Windows Live Mail into Outlook!
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I should add that search works in any other mailbox/folder/subfolder just searching shared inbox's errors.  Also I did add a second Exchange server about a month ago that we are migrating to in a month.  (P2V transition).  

I am offsite today Dilip but will run those tests tomorrow morning.  Thanks.
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Sure...
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I checked all three solutions no dice.  Google search has a lot on the general error message but nothing tied to searching a shared inbox.
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Hey Guys,

I posted this inquiry into Spiceworks as well and someone is reporting that it was this week's patch Tuesday update that caused the issue.  See quote below:

**Update** It's definitely a Windows/Outlook update that caused this problem. I was able to get the search working again by uninstalling Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2956128) installed on 2/12/15.

Cheers,
Rich
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