Have you ever encountered any bugs in Outlook? Normally, during your interaction with Microsoft Outlook, it is unlikely that an error will occur suddenly and the error message will appear on the screen.
Microsoft is constantly working to improve and enhance user experience by releasing security updates and correcting bug fixes that have been identified or reported by users. Although in some cases the updates that have been released may be the reason behind the bug that was presented in Microsoft Outlook.
Before we discuss more about updates specifically, let's get the bug first.
When you try to set rules and notifications and click on Rules> and Manage Rules & Alerts, an error message appears on the screen as follows:
What caused the issue?
Based on the data gathered in the investigation, this error if you have installed the following security updates that were released by Microsoft:
Outlook 2010: November Security Update
Outlook 2013: November Security Update
Outlook 2016: November Security Update
Consequences on the subject
Microsoft found and stated that the issue may occur if the user had installed the above mentioned recurring update. Therefore, Microsoft security updates themselves were the reason behind which no significant impact was given the mailbox or other items stored locally on the system.
And because of the issue, each time you click Rules and select Manage Rules & Alerts, instead of opening the Rules & Alerts Wizard, Outlook dropped this error: "The operation failed because of a registry or installation problem. Make it restart Outlook and try again.
And what is most interesting about this issue is that Microsoft does not recommend users to remove a security update, assuming that this action is the solution to the problem.
And according to Microsoft's dialogue, it was reported that the issue occurred because of two different errors involved in its Security Updates November. Although the company released a Fix Update on January 8 to address the issue, and according to the feedback it was acknowledged, it was recognized that for most users the January Fix Update version has resolved the problem.
And despite the availability of Fix Update, many other users are still experiencing the problem, and it was the second bug that spans over a long time, making it unsuitable for users.
According to Microsoft, they are still working hard to find a solution to the second error, the situation for itself is currently in progress, although we will update this section whenever the solution comes out.
How to fix the problem and get rid of the error?
Those who have installed Office 365 subscription - version C2R, can fix the issue by downloading the Monthly Channel Version 1812 (Build 11126.20196). The same issue was also corrected with the 1808 Semi-Annual Channel (Build 10730.20264), Semi-Annual Channel 1808 (Build 10730.20264) and Semi-Annual Channel 1803 (Build 9126.2351).