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When you try to use various command-line switches to start Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, you may receive the following error message:
For example, you may receive this error if you try to start Outlook 2003 by using the following command-line switch:
Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.
This problem occurs because of a security enhancement that helps to prevent potential attackers from passing command-line arguments.
To work around this problem, do not use the /select command-line switch. For example, replace the command-line switch in the "Symptoms" section of this article with the following command-line switch:
Outlook.exe /recycle outlook:calendar
By default, any switches that are on the command line after all recognized parameters have been processed are processed as /select switches.
This behavior is expected in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.