We’re still following some post patching issues that cropped up after the March patches were released. Some, like the interaction with CRM 2011, have been fixed. Others impacting Outlook 2016 searching need a rollback.
March Office Click-to-Run Causing Issues
For those with Outlook 2016 and click to run (retail)installations, you will probably note that searching in Outlook is broken after the March click to run release. At this time there is no other workaround other than to roll back to a prior version of Office click to run.
As noted on the Microsoft forum this is a known issue as noted by a Microsoft staff. If you connect to a POP account or you are searching PSTs there is a bug in the latest updates.
To roll back to a prior release do the following steps:
- Open a command prompt and run the following commands in order: cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.7571.2109
- Open Outlook and click File, Office Account and set Update Options to Disable Updates
- Add an appointment on your calendar for a month or more out to remind you to re-enable updates.
What to do: Roll back to a prior release if you are impacted.