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Using CreateOleObject('Outlook.Application') causes “Server execution failed” error

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Hi,

We have written an application in Delphi XE3 that sends emails via Outlook OLE.  FYI - see source code.

It has been working perfectly well for years until I upgraded to Windows 10.

Now I get "Server execution failed" whenever my Outlook 2013 is running.  
Of course it works when Outlook is not running.

It also works when I run both my EXE as well as Outlook as Administrator.  BUT, when I do this outlook complains when I try to create emails (Outlook doens't like being run as Administrator).

Here is a link which explains a lot about what is happening.  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29338902/using-createoleobjectoutlook-application-causes-server-execution-failed-er

I just want to run my EXE as "normal" and Outlook as "normal" - ie not as administrator.  
But it is not working.  Why?

How can I make sure both processes run in the same security context?
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