Outlook Safe Mode Forced after KB3114409

This update, released 8th December 2015 caused safe mode to be forced for Outlook 2010.

No WSUS server so manual uninstall of the update can be achieved (at least on Windows 7 x64 Enterprise) via:

msiexec.exe /package {90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {14CDCBF7-3CCC-42E2-A5BB-2D4926E16FAA} /norestart

ALWAYS check regedit for the {90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} key first and examine the sub-key for KB3114409 to ensure this GUID is accurate!


VMWare HP Microserver Gen 8

Had very slow disk performance on a RAID 1 array in ESXi on my new HP Gen 8 microserver and found hardware acceleration was disabled.

The answer appears to be rolling back the storage driver as per

esxcli software vib remove -n Hewlett-Packard:scsi-hpvsa
esxcli software vib install –viburl=/vmfs/volumes/DATASTORE/scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0-88OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib

Driver available from


First update all drivers via
esxcli software vib update –depot= –force
esxcli software vib update –depot= –force