We've had the Outlook CRM UR15 Add-on (CRM 2011) for a few weeks and it had been working without issue. A few days ago, users started reporting that their mouse cursor began to flicker to a half-thinking wheel (pointer + wheel) and back to pointer repeatedly and non-stop until Outlook is closed. I've confirmed that the issue occurs only on systems with UR15 even if the add-on is disabled. Others with UR14 or earlier (or without the add-on) do not experience the issue. I noticed that the issue only starts when opening emails from interal addresses and seems to begin once Outlook grabs their address card (picture, phone number, location, etc.). The following workstation KBs were installed the night before this started:
These Lync 2010 updates were also installed:
I can't be sure but it seems the UR15 add-on is butting heads with one of these updates. Anyone else seeing this?
Found other threads here with a similar problem. The recommended solution is to roll back to U14. If you use process explorer you will see Microsoft.Crm.Application.Outlook.WebFormsHost running repeatedly. Search based on that term to see them.
I uninstalled the 2013 client, installed 2011 applied U15 and the problem started again. Uninstalled 15 and applied 14 and there is no problem.
I have another machine running 64bit Office and it doesn't have this problem with 15, I don't know if that is significant.
We have this same problem on two computers, one with CRM 2011 client and one with 2013 client. The 2013 is a brand new machine fresh installs and patched up. One thing that I've noticed is that if I start Outlook as an administrator the flickering stops but Outlook crashes after a bit.
Ignore the crash problem, traced that to an onchange script error that somehow only became exposed on the fresh install.
Thanks for providing your experience. The Outlook crashing issue is also a problem we're seeing but appears to be related to the installation order of the rollups (can never be sure though). If we go from UR6 to UR15, Outlook crashes within the first minute or so of use every time, even in safe mode. If we install UR6, UR10, UR12, UR13, UR15, we don't experience the crash problem.
Glad we're not the only folks with the flickering mouse cursor issue. I'll be submitting a MS ticket for this shortly and I'll keep this discussion updated with the progress.
Thanks for the info! I think we're going to have to do the same and go back to 14. We've ruled out the KBs as a cause and we've tried uninstalling MS SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 and installing the original 4.0 but the problem remains.
Rolled back to 14. Microsoft wasn't able to fix it and we troubleshooted for several weeks.
Indeed installing RU 14 will fix this for me as well, but we are already on RU17 which promises a faster startup time. But still the flickering cursor issue will start right away.
Isn't there an official fix which will allow us to use the newer rollups as well.
I'm anxiously awaiting a fix for this as well. We are on UR17 and currently have 1 user experiencing this problem.
Anyone have a fix or other help?