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Group calendars in Outlook 2007 [No Exchange]

Question: Group calendars in Outlook 2007 [No Exchange]

Hi guys,

Stumbled on these forums when searching for a solution to my problem...

The office I'm in would like a shared/group calendar displayed in Outlook, so they all know what each other are doing. If they were using MSExchange this would be simple, but they aren't. My original plan was to create a google account, and sync the GCal with each of their Outlooks, using the Google Outlook Sync application, so they can all add to it etc. What I didn't realise was that this would also sync all of their personal (or own work related) appointments with the GCal one. I thought it would create it as a new calendar in Outlook, but I guess not.

This isn't ideal, as a few of the guys use Outlook Calendar a lot, and having all of their appointments show up on everyone's computer is a bit of a pain. What they want is to be able to add to the group calendar "Bob - Out of office" or "Tim - Holiday" etc etc, rather than the specific personal events. I hope this is making sense?

I use a Mac so don't have access to Outlook to fiddle around with things, although I can get on it if I need to, just not for long periods of time. That's why I want to get a solution down before I go applying it to machines/fiddling and testing things.

Does anyone have any experience with what I'm trying to do/have any suggestions? All help is appreciated!

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I have a quick question.

Lets say I go to and download a calendar for PC game release dates. My browser says I can open it in Outlook 2007 so I do. From Outlook I can view the calendar but now if I use the webbased exchange login (OWA) I don't see the calendar on there. I was wondering if there was a way to sync over the Calendar through Outlook 2007.

I say this specifically because my iPhone hooks into my Exchange and I can get local calendars that I make and add stuff to myself, but it doesn't seem to allow me to get shared calendars, but neither does my web-mail login so...

Thanks for any help at all.

Answer:Microsoft Exchange / Outlook 2007 - Syncing Shared Calendars

Can you copy/merge the ical one into your exchange mailbox?

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After messing around with Exchange I was wondering about syncing calendars & contacts. I was wondering if it would be possible to have a calendar/contact list tied to my mailbox in which any changes to it would sync with all parts of Exchange (ActiveSync for iPhone, Outlook Web Access). For example say I add an appointment to my calendar in outlook 2007, I want to be able to see that newly added appointment via Outlook Web Access. Is this possible?


Dan Burkland

Answer:Sync contacts/calendars in Exchange 2007

That's the way it works out of the box. All of your devices (OWA, Phone, PC) are just accessing data that is stored on the server. At most, they have a cached copy. Whenever you update a piece of data, it is saved on the server. No matter where you are viewing the data, it will always be in sync.

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Im trying to setup an auto accepting request for conference room time calendars.

Right now we do the following:

1.) We send out a meeting request to individuals with the time and conference room and they either accept the invite or decline. When they accept it automatically goes into THEIR calendar. Great!
2.) After we send out the request we then go to our conference room calendar in outlook and book the time and conference room.

This process requires 2 actions to do.

My question is:

Is there anyway that when we send out meeting requests to individals that it automatically books (put it in the conference room calendar) the time and conference room for us instead of doing step 2 above? I know it will automatically do it for the individual calendars.


Answer:Outlook/Exchange 03 - Calendars

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I work for a small company (8 people) and would like to syncronize our Outlook Calendards with each other. Nothing else needed, just the calendar. We don't want to pay $1k plus client licenses to MS for Exchange so are there any other alternatives?

We have to use Outlook because it syncronizes with our CRM software, and they're definantly not going to change that anytime soon. We're currently using Outlook 2000 and 2003.

I've done some research and found a few alternatives online for about $450. Has anyone had any experience doing this? If so, what programs are you using? (hopefully, something open source!)

Answer:Syncronize Outlook Calendars w/o Exchange?

Give this a try Netfolders

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Hi Everyone,

I have been asked if it is possible to set up calendar sharing on users in an active directory/exchange environment from the exchange server itself rather than completing this the traditional way (through outlook caldenar section).

Looking forward to everyone's feedback.


Big Ando

Answer:Setting up Sharing Calendars via Exchange instead of it possible???

What do you mean by "calendar sharing"?

Do you want to be able to set the permissions on the calendars of individual users?
Something like saying that the secretary is able to edit the boss's calendar?

Or, do you mean setting up a public calendar (folder) that a certain group of people can edit together?

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I am interested in using a projector to put the outlook calendars onto a wall board. Can this be done from any PC or from the server only? What is the best projector to do this? What cards are needed for the PC for this to work?

Answer:Projecting Outlook Exchange Calendars onto a wall

It can be done from any PC that can show the Outlook calendar on it's screen.You need a video card with a suitable output, either video or svhs (a mini-din plug normally) or even a VGA output if the projector has this facility - and of course a cable to go between the two. The VGA option will give you the best quality display.The graphics card driver will have to incorporate a facility to feed out to a second monitor/TV, of course.An alternative is to get a second graphics card fitted to the PC - and then you will require a projector with a VGA input.Windows supports multiple monitors, so you can have the Outlook display on whilst you continue to use the PC on it's regular monitor.

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I am trying to merge a personal calendar with a business calendar. I have been successful doing this, however I wanted to know if there is a way to unmerge this information?

I would like to roll all information to one calendar in order to sync to my phone and then unroll the information as needed.

I am not sure if this is possible but would appreciate any guidance on this!

Than you!

Answer:Outlook 2007 Calendars


No i think is the straight answer - if you have imported all of your calendar from elsehwere into your main business one, that is now just one calendar, you would only be able to sync the whole of it with your phone(i'm assuming through Exchange or IMAP etc)

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Wasn't sue where to post this - have tried MS forums without success. I have just changed from 2003 to 2007. The calendar is set up slightly differently. I use the monthly calendar as a work rota. Each employee has a colour code. When setting up the times of shifts I now have to put in the start time and end time, colour code and employees name. That's fine - bit more of a hassle as I used to be able to set a re-occurance weekly rather than daily - but my problem is being able to view up 4 lines on the monthly view. I have tried every which way, font size, resolutions, making the screen bigger by closing task bars etc - but I can only get 3 lines to show, which after closing and reverting back lowers to just two lines. This is very frustrating as I have to go to Print Preview to see the monthly rota clearly, then go back to the screen view to make alterations etc. The weekly view and daily view are not of any help to me whatsoever. I really don't like this at all. I have also downloaded printing assistance for 2007 but that doesn't provide me with what I need. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. SM

Answer:Anyone really good with Outlook 2007 calendars??

I don't think it can be done click hereScroll down to the bottom it says that it is not compatible with overlays

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I need to be able to print a weekly calendar so that it looks exactly the same as when printing in Outlook 2003.

I have the Calendar Printing Assistant installed on my PC, but I cannot find or create the exact layout as Outlook 2003.

My problem is that in Outlook 2003 weekly calendar, the days are listed in the left column as Mon, Tue, Wed and in the right column the days are listed as Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun.

In Outlook 2007 the days go across the page rather than down..... this means that my boss is looking at what used to be Tuesday and is now Wednesday and he is rather confused...

Can anyone help?

Answer:Printing Calendars in Outlook 2007

Have you looked into printing the days left to right instead? That should alleviate the confusion and is easy to read. Also Calendar Details view is fairly handy as well when you are just interested in seeing what you are doing without all of the whitespace.

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I'm having a bit of trouble retrieving a mailbox in Exchange 2007 using the recovery storage group.

I've set up the recovery storage group, and restored my storage group "SG1" which contains 4 mailbox stores.

The user mailbox I need to recover is in SG1\Mailbox3

When I restore the backup to the exchange server it creates the edb files within the recovery storage group, but instead of being approx 9gb, they are only around 1mb. Then when I try and browse for a user mailbox to restore, it says "mo mailbox found"

Am I missing something?


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Hi all,We have rolled out Office 2007 in our business and are wondering when a user running Outlook in Cached Mode opens a shared calendar it visibly builds the calendar stating Updating USERNAME's Calendar>? rather than just showing all appointments straight away and downloading it to the cache after?When not in cached mode the calendar opens instantly, it can take some minutes to view a users calendar in cached mode.We are using Exchange 2003 with Office 2007.Thanks for your help

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I have a user who is trying to print both her and another users Calendar in Outlook 2007 as it looks in Outlook. When we do a print preview, we only see one Calendar to be printed, not both of them side by side as they appear in Outlook. Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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At the college I work for we mostly use Microsoft Outlook 2007 at the moment. We do not use an exchange server, but we do use Oracle Content Services and Oracle Outlook connector. People can share their calendars with others. We recommend going to File > Open > Other User's Folder and searching for their name, and if they have correct permissions, they can view that person's calendar. The problem is that once these calendars are in your Outlook, we don't know how to remove them. If you try to right-click > delete, it wants to delete it from the server and they obviously don't have permissions for that so it denies them.

Is there any way at all to remove these shared calendars from their navigation pane? I mean they can be unchecked but they stay in the list, obviously. We have many users that need to view tons of shared calendars, but when an employee leaves, their calendar is in the list unless we recreate the other user's Outlook profile, forcing them to re-add all the calendars they need.

We have users running on Windows 7 and XP, if it matters.

Answer:Remove shared calendars in Outlook 2007

OK well I actually figured it out on my own...if anyone cares, I had to select my Shared Folders in the Mail view, which actually showed the calendars that have been added underneath it. Then go to Tools > Shared Folders > Manage and remove them from there.

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Is there any way to view only a specific hours interval in the calendar view? Or to fix this interval, in spite of having the scroll bar enabled?

If it's possible, using the 60 minutes slots view.

For example, from 5 a.m to 8 p.m.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Setting hours in outlook 2007 calendars

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Hey Guys!!Basically i have 2 calendars;1: Calendar2: PersonnalNow i would like to merge both calendars and just have the one. I know i could drag and drop the individual events but that would take ages.Any ideas??

Answer:Merge Calendars in Office Outlook 2007

Hi this of any use click here

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Here Goes:

A client of mine has all vista home premium computers. They purchased vista home premium off the shelf and installed it. Then they decided to call me about a new server. Well, as we all know, Vista Home Premium can't be apart of a windows domain.

They want the ability to share calendars in outlook 2003/2007. Now, can outlook connect to an exchange server without the computer itself being apart of the domain?

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My husband has a pc in the office. I have a laptop in the dining room. Does anyone know how we can share outlook 2007 calendars or view each others calendars. Thanks

Answer:Sharing Outlook 2007 Calendars On A Home Network

Welcome to BCYou can read this. Be sure to click on the [+]'s to see the entire solution am assuming that you are already networked together

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We have numerous users that are having problems with Outlook crashing when
switching between other user's calendars and their Inbox. Sometimes it takes
2-3 times switching between the two, other times it takes 10-15 times, but I
am able to duplicate. At first I thought that it might be Windows Desktop
Search or Copernic which are loaded on all machines. I also thought it may
be Office Communicator which is also installed on all of these machines.
After disabling Outlook indexing for Copernic and WDS, it still doesn't seem
to resolve the issue. All machines are running the following applications:

Trend Micro - Office Scan (Virus Protection)
Windows Desktop Search 3.01
Copernic Search
Office Communicator
Live Backup
Adobe Acrobat 8

When I look in the event viewer at the error message, I am seeing the
following error message:
Faulting application outlook.exe, version 12.0.6023.5000, stamp 46574050,
faulting module outlook.exe, version 12.0.6023.5000, stamp 46574050, debug?
0, fault address 0x002863ae.



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Im running XP outlook 2007 so it syncs with Mobile Me, before too long I have 200 entries of the same contacts and over 2000 new calnders. It is slowing down my outlook file. What do I do to get rid of all these extra calendars in particular, it is the whole reason for syncing with my iphone 4, my wife's iphone 4 and ipad, as well as my computer... do I have to reinstall Outlook and kill all links to Mobile Me... Im desperate..thanks

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Hello all

We have a home network (wireless) consisting of a desktop & notebook. Both machines running Vista & Outlook Pro 2007. Currently have Outlook as the default email program on both machines & set up so that we receive our emails on both machines.

What we would like to do is set up Outlook to update Contacts etc. on both machines simultaneously ie if I update Contacts on the desktop it is immediately visible on the notebook. Is it a matter of just the sharing the .pst file or do I need to do something else?

Answer:Updatng Contacts, Calendars etc. in Outlook 2007 Across a Network

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Can anyone recommend a way to sync up my calendar and contacts between my two Outlooks? I have 2007 on my laptop and 2002 on my desktop.


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Hello knowledgeable ones:

Until last week I was using outlook 2003, an older versions of itunes, and an ipod, and was able to back up my outlook contacts and calender through itunes and right to the ipod, no problem.

Now, however, I have had to upgrade everything so they can handshake correctly. This has meant going to Outlook 2007, the latest itunes, an iphone 5, and the icloud. My entire goal is to have the contacts in outlook match the contacts in both the cloud and the phone.

In using the icloud control on both of these, I now have the following: a variety of calenders in my outlook with names like calender in icloud, home in icloud, and my calender, all in lovely pastel shades. The phone has one calendar with only the occasionally dupes on a given date.

The phone, however, is a disaster, with as many as three dupes of the same name. Looking at Outlook, I have a slew of contacts, some dupes, many that I though i had deleted from outlook. Also two categories of contacts, icloud and my contacts, with sub-directories in each. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that the contacts tab under my contacts was completely blank following a sync to the cloud, only to then find the other five versions, which, of course, I would like to have agree with each other. The icloud interface on line shows dupe contacts as well.

I understand that one person may not have all the answers to all the parts of this; I am on an iphone forum as well, trying to figure ... Read more

Answer:Cannot sync Outlook 2007 contacts and calendars with icloud and iphone

Hello jdkoerner, welcome to Seven Forums.

Quite a lot of information in the following:
iCloud and Outlook Sync Problems and Solutions - Slipstick Systems

Maybe something there to help.

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I installed Exchange Server 2003 for one of my clients and they're really happy with it. the only problem I'm having is sharing calendars between some people. the CEO's assistant wishes to create a company-wide calendar on her Outlook and share it with the rest of the company, without having to share her personal "default" calendar.

I created a new calendar folder under her mailbox and named it "Company Calendar". I right-clicked on it and shared it, giving everyone Editor or Reviewer rights depending on the person. the problem comes when I go to open a shared calendar in someone else's Outlook. if I look up the assistant's name, it will give a message saying it can't find the "Calendar" folder..but that folder isn't shared because that's her personal calendar.

can anyone help me share a different calendar other than her default "Calendar"?
Thank you

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Ok so this probs isn't the ideal forum for Outlook and Exchange queries, but I know theres many skilled technical people on here, so posting on the off chance.

Anyway I run Outlook 2007 at work and I recently migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.
I like to secure my email communication as much as possible and thus like to make use of the free Digital Signature obtainable from Comodo.

Now my problem is when I send an email signed with my digital signature, a winmail.dat file is attached to the message. I have a few recipients that have their mail servers configured to block *.dat file attachments.

Reading resources on the web it seems the winmail.dat file is attached to RTF encoded messages.
However the winmail.dat file is attached even when sending the message in plain text when also signing the message with my digital signature.
I know I can just decide not to sign the message to problem recipients, but I never had this issue with Exchange 2003 so don't see why I should have to use this workaround.

Wake up Microsoft, not everyone in the world is running Exchange server and Outlook clients!!!

Hopefully some email expert will come across this, if not thanks for looking.


Answer:Outlook 2007, Exchange 2007, S/MIME and Winmail.dat

I have exactly same problem with Outlook 2007 without any Exchange server. Is there any solution for this?


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I have a Dell Laptop running Windows XP, Office 2007, and the Email Server is Exchange 2007. When setting up Outlook for the first time Originally it would pull the incorrect email address and settings (uninstalling Bonjour fixed that) now the correct email address is being pulled but it never seems to sync. When I hit Send/Receive the Sending finishes almost instantly but receiving never finishes. Logging in as anyone on this laptop produces the same result so it's not just my login.

Side Note*(Maybe important or not) Randomly a popup will say it's trying to sync with a different server that Exchange is not on. But I haven't seen that since I deleted the Archive.pst.

This is the only computer out of 72 with this problem on our network.

Answer:Outlook 2007 & Exchange 2007 Problem!

Try deleting the mail profile and instead of Outlook finding your settings automatically configure them manually.

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Okay, here's the situation...I am trying to convert a computer that was using outlook 2003 with windows xp sp 2, and an exchange server on windows Server 2003 to a computer running Vista business and outlook 2007 and I cannot get the damn thing to connect to the exchange server on the windows 2003 server...

Any ideas?

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Had a question come my way earlier this week, and hopefully the answer isn't a "LMGTFY" type of thing (did a quick google search, was disappointing)

We have a heterogeneous shop with windows and linux servers, and windows and OSX workstations. Entourage is a bitch, so that might be the hard part. I have people wanting to subscribe themselves (not me just delegating management rights for distro groups) to distribution groups. I've seen this in other e-mail systems, but I"m not sure how to go about this in exchange.

Basically, functionality would be "we're going to start working on project "X", so someone makes "[email protected]" distro group and bob, ted, and [email protected] all add THEMSELVES to the distro group through Outlook, Entourage, and OWA.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: LOL @ "Eschange and "29007"", I put the "pro" in "typo"

Answer:"subscribe to" exchange 2007 distro group?

In outlook you go to the properties of the group and then if you have permissions you can add or remove users from the group. You may or may not be able to do this from OWA 2007, pretty sure you can't in 2003. Entourage I have absolutely no idea about I'm afraid.

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Hi everyone! Today I got my information for my Email account given to us by our College. Because I rather use something like Outlook I setup Outlook 2007 (I've never used it before this) to automatically download my messages from this account.

When I'm in my inbox on Web Access all my messages stay there, and I can leave and come back and they remain there. HOWEVER, when I use Outlook, it downloads the messages, and once I receive them they are no longer there when I return on my Web access (I have to use it from certain computers).

Is there any way to stop this from happening? I know that Outlook Archives them, I don't care for this I rather they stay on my Web inbox rather then my Computer.

Edit: It's alright, I've manage to solve this problem on my own! If anyone else is looking for the solution Do the following:

1. Goto Tools >> Account Settings
2. Click on the name that you want to change and press the "Change" button
3. Click More Settings
4. Goto the Advanced Tab
5. Check the box that says "Leave a copy of messages on the server"
6. Click Okay.

And that should fix it. Works great.

Answer:Outlook 2007 + MS Exchange

For future reference you should check within Control Panel > Mail > Email Accounts - that your Microsoft Exchange account is set to deliver the mail to the mailbox and not a personal folder file.


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I've just bought basic Office 2007 and most of it's working fine. I've put it on two computers and whilst it's installed fine and is all working on one, Outlook is having a problem on my laptop.

When I open it I first get the little popup saying:

"Migrating Account Settings

Migrating Preferences

Importing User Data"

I then get a message come up saying:

"You can connect to this server using the network, or work offline, or cancel this login."

When I click connect the popup goes away then comes back saying it hasn't worked. I can click retry but it keeps doing it. When I click 'work offline' it comes up with the message:

"Outlook cannot log on. Verify you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name. The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action."

I click OK but then it comes up with the Microsoft Exchange box and wants me to give it a Microsoft Exchange Server and Mailbox name. Thing is, I don't have one. I have a few POP3 accounts I want to set up. I can click cancel but I get a few more errors before it just closes down.

On the other computer it opened normally and prompted me to put in some POP3 accounts etc...

I've been looking around the internet for a few hours with nothing so wanted to ask your help. Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks very much indeed.

Answer:Outlook 2007 - why only exchange?

You can't have POP3 accounts with an Exchange account. You'll have to have 2 separate mail profiles. Outlook will need to be closed and re-opened to start on the other profile. If you install Outlook but just can't get your exchange working, ask your mail administrator for a setup file for creating a new exchange profile in your Outlook. It must be set on a new profile, not your current profile. To see what profiles you have, go to Control Panel then Mail.


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I have 10 users on Terminal server 2008 sp1 with Outlook 2010 installed.
All MS updates are installed. The Antivirus is AVG.
Only 1 user has the problem when she right clicks a message and selects "Find Related Messages"
no messages are found. All the other users work just fine and do not exhibit this problem.

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Is there a way to enable/disable the reminders on a group of appointments at one time. I have hundreds of appointments that were entered without reminders and now I want them. Is there some way to do it without opening each one?

Answer:Outlook 2007 Reminders - Group Change


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We want to create temporary outlook accounts which expire on a specific date. ideally we would like a mail or some other communiction to remind us of the expiry.
Can anyone help?

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I am having a problem Opening Microsoft Outlook 2007. I have two computers side by side. One is running Vista Ultimate the other is Windows 7 Beta 32-bit.

I connect to my LAN via SonicWall Global VPN Client.

I am trying to configure my Outlook 2007 Exchange account on the Windows 7 machine. I also deleted the Exchange account on the Vista machine to test.

I followed the exact same procedure to setup my account on both the Vista machine and the 7 machine. On Vista, the setup works perfectly and begins downloading my emails. However, on the Windows 7 machine, I am continually stuck at this screen:

I enter my User Name and password, but it just takes me back to this screen repeatedly. On Vista, it takes me on in to my mail.

Any advice?

Answer:Microsoft Exchange / Outlook 2007 via VPN

Turns out this was not a Windows or Outlook related error. I did not know that one of my guys switched my router out with one that does not support IPSec. I just bashed him on the head and got them both working properly.

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We have recently upgraded to Office 2007, and even more recently Exchange server. The problem is whenever we launch Outlook it continually asks for a password. On investigation, this disappears if the LAN settings are disabled. The problem with that is we loose internet connection. We do use a proxy server. As a work-around we can disable the LAN settings in IE7and connect to the internet with Mozilla using manual proxy settings, but surely IE7 and Outlook 2007 must be compatible?

Any solutuions greatly appreciated.

Answer:Outlook 2007 and Exchange server

What version of exchange are you currently running? 2003 or 2007? What's your current setup, multiple servers or all in one?

IE7 and outlook 2007 are compatible, but neither are very good.

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Hi All,I have a user on Exchange running Outlook 2007. Whenever she checks mail, her incoming Exchange mail is automatically moved to a local Inbox, rather than staying in the Exchange server Inbox. I've checked Rules but there are absolutely none in place. I also checked the Auto Archive settings to make sure there aren't any crazy settings there, and turns out it is turned off altogether. The only other suggestion I've found on the web is to check "mail list manager", but I believe that only exists in Entourage.Thanks very much!-Ryan

Answer:Outlook 2007 Exchange issue

Is the email being moved to a pst file? Not sure what you mean by "Local Inbox."

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Hello. I can't believe the difficulty I am having setting up Outlook 2007. I setup gmail as my default mail server and went through the procedures but I can't get passed Microsoft Exchange.The problem is that it wants to log on to Microsoft Exchange when I open Outlook 2007. Once I open Outlook, I get the message: "Connecting to Microsoft Exchange--Microsoft Exchange is unavailable". After that I get the message: "Outlook cannot log on. Verfiy you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name. The connection to the Microsoft exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action". I try to delete Microsoft Exchange in email accounts but I get the message: "You cannot delete this Outlook data file. Configuration information in the file is being copied to your new default data file. You can delete this file after the information is copied". Please help. Any assistance is appreciated. Outlook 2003 was so simple.

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Wondered if anyone can help.

I have been running Outlook 2007 on an Exchange 2003 Server for about a year at home and at work.

Home and Work setup matches
SBS 2003 Exchange 2003
Client - Windows Vista Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate.

The problem is as follows

At home Outlook opens and after a few seconds crashing with a Not Responding error then I have to force it to close.
Will not open in safe mode

Work does the same thing

This has only started in the last week or so.

All machines are running all updates and service packs.

I have deleted the profiles and recreated but when creating a new profile it crashes when checking names.

If I setup as a pop3 client it works fines.

If I use Outlook 2003 it works fine.

Please can anyone help

Thanks in advance


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Hey all-

We have just recently updated our user community from Office 2003 to Office 2007 and experiencing a strange problem with Outlook 2007. We are having instances where calendar items are "disappearing" off of people's calendars. I can check in their e-mail and see where they have accepted the meeting request and they say it had appeared but then the next day it would be gone. This is happening very infrequently. I checked with our managed provider to make sure that anti-virus was not scanning on the mailbox store drive as I had heard that sometimes this can cause an issue and they said that was indeed not scanning.

As anybody else had any experiences with this? We are running Exchange 2000 and plan on upgrading to Exchange 2003 in the next couple of months. Could it be some strange compatibility issue with Exchange 2000?

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Hi Guys,

This is why i love SMB's, they ALWAYS throw a spanner in the works.
Anyway, new SBS 2008 server, all setup and ready and want to get email in via SMTP to exchange. Spanner is all the desktops have outlook 2000...

Now sadly SBS2008 isnt including the outlook license any more and they wont pay to upgrade everyone. So its Either OWA which they are not too happy about, or outlook 2000.
So has anyone found a way of getting it to work? It sees the server but then brings up an error about opening the folders.


Answer:outlook 2000, with exchange 2007

Eeek...with Exchange07, during install of the vanilla one, it asks if you will have legacy Outlook clients..and it does something different in preparing the public folders and the offline address book.

With SBS, I don't know if there's a way to go in and change that legacy setting.

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I am trying to figure out how to create a shared calendar and to access it. On a basic level, it's easy and I am able to do it, but consider this scenario:

I have stuff in my Exchange calendar which is not shared (meant to be private). I create another calendar and I share it with my test user. My test user accepts the invitation to the shared calendar, but mistakenly removes it from their Outlook and has also deleted the invitation e-mail they received. According to the permissions of the shared calendar, they still have permissions to do stuff on it. But when my test user adds my name from Active Directory using the "Add Calendar --> From Address Book" context menu option, it doesn't present them with any choices of which calendar to add -- it adds my Exchange calendar and shows all my entries but replaces all my entries with a text that reads "Busy".

Let's assume that I'm gone. In fact, I get terminated. What happens to the calendar that >I< created and shared? Unlike a shared mailbox, doesn't my calendar stop working too?

Basically, in my real situation, I am needing to setup a shared travel calendar operated by the secretary in the Executive department that will be read and accessed by personnel from all over the company. Should the secretary retire, it would be messy to deal with transitioning the calendar / deactivation of user account. Is it not possible to have a "Shared Calendar" ... Read more

Answer:Exchange: shared calendars?

what level of AD are you using / version of exchange?

in exchange 2003 - easiest way would have been to use public folders (we still use them here to a certain extent as i transitioned on to exchange 2007 and they moved as part of the transition, now retired the old exchange).

I think in ex 2007/2010 - its a case of using specific mailbox type, for example we now use room mailboxes here which are essentially mailboxes with calendars, with the mail side disabled. you can then delegate access to this calendar, and its irrelevant if anyone leaves, the room/shared mailbox etc remains.

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I have a few customers who want a solution like this.... sharing Outlook Calendars without the initial and ongoing expense of Exchange.

Anybody have any experience with any of these types of products?

Here's one I'm looking at:

Answer:Sharing Calendars without Exchange

Windows SharePoint Services?

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Hi, we have about 20 users in our office connected into Exchange server via Outlook 2007 using thier active directory details.
On each users Outlook, I have ticked the "Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP" box in the Connection tab of the Email Account settings which I was told removes the need for users to enter any login details when they open Outlook because they are already logged into the Domain which is tied into thier user mailbox.
The vast majority of the time this works perfectly and the users never need to enter thier login details when opening Outlook and connecting to the Exchange server to retrieve thier mailbox, however sometimes the login box appears over and over again on a single machine and even when they enter the correct details it keeps on popping up and not connecting to Exchange. After a restart or recreating the email account in control panel > mail settings this usually works again but it isn't exactly ideal.

Has any body got any ideas why this is happening or any ideas on how to fix it?

I think it might be that the user is losing connectivity to the Exchange server but both the users laptop and Exchange server are good spec and the network and domain is accesible from the users laptop while Outlook is asking for logon.

Answer:Outlook 2007 keeps disconnecting from Exchange Server

Set it up like this and see if that corrects the problem.

Im not sure how that network is setup but on my network, this is not checked, if the users login credentials match whats on the network, they wont be prompted for username/password when accessing Outlook. Once the password expires, locked out, etc then it will.

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Information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed or changed by others.

However, there is problem with the site's security certificate.

I view the certificate and installed it but still get the message

Answer:Outlook 2007 problem connecting to Exchange

It is because your server is not using a valid certificate that matches your domain

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I recently migrated a customer from XP and Office 2000 to Vista and Office 2007. In the previous configuration, some users used Outlook 2000 configured with both Exchange and POP3 and it worked.

They now have SBS 2003 (which includes Exchange 2003) and 7 Vista desktops with Office 2007. All 7 users use the Exchange server email storage and internal mail. 4 users also have POP3 accounts for external (internet) email. The customer does not have its own domain. I set them all up with Exchange accounts. I setup the users with POP3 accounts with the POP3 connector in Outlook 2007; the mail from the POP3 accounts is downloaded to Outlook 2007 and stored on the Exchange server (no users have .pst files). I set Exchange server as the default account in Outlook for all users.

This setup worked with Outlook 2000óOutlook 2000 would correctly deliver internal and external email. However, this new setup is having problems. When a user with POP3 sends an email, it actually goes through the Exchange server which sends it out externally. It should be sending it from the user's desktop (from POP3) and not going through Exchange.
When a POP3 user forwards an email with attachments to a user without POP3, the message is returned as junk mail.

Users with both Exchange and POP3 want to be able to send an email that has both internal and external addresses; the external email should be delivered from their desktops via their POP3 while the internal email should be routed via Exchange. How... Read more

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I would like to get my word to integrate with my outlook. I am running server 2003 with outlook 2007. When I click on letters and mailings in word I get the address book. When I click the address book it says ms exchange and then it says ms exchange is unavailable. Retry or work offline. I would just like to be able to insert contact into my envelopes and labels. My outlook is set up with contacts not a global mail list. Any ideas? This should be simple but it seems that nothing with microsoft ever is.
PS It now will show the global address list and it used to have the contacts listed at the bottom and I could click contacts and then use them. I have global address all contacts etc but not outlook - contacts

Answer:Word 2003 and Outlook 2007 with exchange


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So i'm trying configure Outlook with my schools email, which goes through Microsoft Exchange. I already set up the account in Outlook, but when I start Outlook now, a box pops up asking for my credentials (which i'm pretty sure is normal), then this window pops up twice:
followed by this window:


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Hi, we have about 20 users in our office connected into Exchange server via Outlook 2007 using thier active directory details.
On each users Outlook, I have ticked the "Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP" box in the Connection tab of the Email Account settings which I was told removes the need for users to enter any login details when they open Outlook because they are already logged into the Domain which is tied into thier user mailbox.
The vast majority of the time this works perfectly and the users never need to enter thier login details when opening Outlook and connecting to the Exchange server to retrieve thier mailbox, however sometimes the login box appears over and over again on a single machine and even when they enter the correct details it keeps on popping up and not connecting to Exchange. After a restart or recreating the email account in control panel > mail settings this usually works again but it isn't exactly ideal.

Has any body got any ideas why this is happening or any ideas on how to fix it?

I think it might be that the user is losing connectivity to the Exchange server but both the users laptop and Exchange server are good spec and the network and domain is accesible from the users laptop while Outlook is asking for logon.

Answer:Outlook 2007 keeps disconnecting from Exchange Server

Here is a fix that may help from my coworker:

The customer was getting prompted to authenticate herself in Outlook several times an hour. The authentication never prompted when visiting internal websites and only prompted when in Outlook. The fix was to go to a DOS prompt and run &#8220;gpupdate \force&#8221;.

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i have an office 365 email account that i want to download all the email calendar etc into outlook 2007 can this be done and if so how? i dont need the 365 service anymore but need to keep the emails etc.
thanks for any help

Answer:move emails from exchange to outlook 2007

According to various info on the thread click here you can either use Outlook 2007 Import or office 365 Export - see last post where you can download a free tool if needed.
Also might be relevant: click here connect Outlook 2010 to the user's Office365 profile, then use Outlook to import the .PST.
Hope that helps, it's all I could find :)

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I recently got a new computer at work running Windows Vista Ultimate (final). With it, I got Outlook 2007. I really like the new interface and can see a lot of ways it will help me handle my deluge of emails more effectively.

Unfortunately, it's been giving me a lot of trouble -- While working in my Inbox, it will sometimes say "Waiting to update this folder" indefinitely. I can continue to work normally, but it stops synchronizing with the Exchange server, despite the fact that it says "Connected to Microsoft Exchange". If I close Outlook and then try to open it again, nothing happens. If I check Task Manager, I find that the old process never ended and I have to end it manually.

I've tried deleting my profile, deleting the OST, and deleting the whole AppData/Microsoft/Outlook directory... but after it synchronizes again for the first time, I have the same problem. Any ideas?


Answer:Outlook 2007 won't stay updated with Exchange

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Hey Everyone,

I have a client who was on a hosted exchange server with two email addresses. I moved them to another host, which has pop mail. I backed up their exchange mailboxes, deinstalled outlook, reinstalled outlook, and then imported their emails from the .pst file.

Now I have some crazy stuff happening, where it is still trying to send new emails from the exchange account, won't log ino the pop account, and some other stuff. There must be remnants of exchange left somewhere. I took in a fresh laptop, duplictaed the pop accounts in it, and all works fine. So the problem appears to be within the desktop.

Any ideas? Thaks all.

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Hello out there....
I just started getting the following dialog box in my Outlook 2007/Exchange email when I try to click on a URL emailed to me...

?This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.?

I do not have this issue w/ Thunderbird or webmail, etc.
Some research seems to point to the fact that IE is not my default browser & I would like to keep Chrome as my default.
Any thoughts on this?



Answer:Outlook 2007 / Exchange email URL issue

A friend just sent me this info.
Anybody else experienced this & have a fix?

Had a similar issue when a user installed Chrome and then uninstalled it. Did you uninstall or upgrade Chrome recently? It seems that they still need to polish some of the uninstall code as it leaves some registry items in a broken state. It?s not that IE isn?t the default browser, it?s that the registry entry for the default browser gets mucked up by Chrome. Checking and unchecking default browser in IE or Chrome won?t fix it once it?s busted.


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We have recently migrated to Microsoft Exchange and Outlook 2007. Some of my collegues are having problems connecting when they are out the office.

Connecting through OWA (Outlook web access) is fine. The problem is connecting to the Exchange server through Outlook when connected to the office domain via VPN. Apparently we have the SSL certificates set up to access it this way but Outlook keeps trying to connect without success.


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Here's the situation: My college has just converted all student email accounts to the new [email protected] program. I've been given an exchange account to use at the website and apparently there is a way to set up Outlook 2007 to work with exchange.

Well the problem is when I try to set the exchange account up in Outlook the autodiscover feature of Outlook doesn't work. I enter my name, email address and password and then click next. Outlook establishes a network connection (green check next to that) but when it starts searching for the server settings it puts a red x next to that item and tells me "An encrypted connection to your mail server is not available. Click next to attempt using an unencrypted connection." When I click next the unencrypted connection doesn't work either! Arrgghhh!!! What am I doing wrong? Is it something on my end (Outlook) or something on the schools end (improper configuration)? I think the [email protected] program is fairly new (it's definitely new at my was just rolled out Mar. 5) and I could find very little information anywhere! I can't even find a place to email Microsoft support about it. And, heck!, I don't even know if I would email Microsoft support or the school's IT dept!

Does anyone know how I can get Outlook 2007 connected to exchange labs?

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2007 and Exchange Labs

I think this was a problem on my school's end. They must not have configured the exchange server to work with autodiscover at first. I didn't do anything on my end (with Outlook) but I tried again a few weeks later and it's working now.

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A friend who I setup a computer for a few months ago called saying that they tried to setup a PDA with outlook 2007, but during one of the initial steps selected some option having something to do with exchange, and that now whenever they open outlook it gives them some error having to do with something not being online and doesnít allow them to proceed further.

Thatís not a very specific description of the problem but itís the best I could get out of her. I tried having them uninstall and re-install office 2007 to see if that would put them back at the first step where they apparently selected the incorrect option but that didnít help.

Iím going over there in person, but I neither use Office 2007 (I use 2003 w/ compatibility pack because I like it better) nor do I use any version of outlook at all. Iím trying to get a better understanding of what might be going on here, but Google has not proven very helpful.

Answer:Outlook 2007 setup/exchange error

I am loving Office 2007, but on to the problem. It sounds more like a problem with ActiveSync, which I'm guessing was used for the PDA. I would go into ActiveSync and remove any and all partnerships. If you feel like it, it probably wouldn't hurt to fully remove Office 2007 first. Then, install Office 2007 again and get Outlook working with Exchange. Then, if that all goes well, you could try the PDA setup again correctly. You aloso might want to use something like RegScrubXP, after doing the uninstalls, to clean up any residual settings.

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I have an interesting problem with my exchange 2010 room calendars. People would like to edit the calendars directly by using the calendar view in outlook, not sending an invite to the calendar and it auto accept.

I have found that this is possible without an annoying little popup saying you dont have the rights to edit free/busy information by giving the people who want to edit it full control over the mailbox, but in the interest of security/usability I rather not give them full control, as it also give them a nice little mailbox folder in their outlook.

My question is:
What permissions are required to find out what do what i need to do without giving full control to whole mailbox.

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We have a lot of performance issues with our 2003 Exchange servers. Most of the performance problems seem to stem from too many clients having Outlook 2007 installed on their computer. This is what Microsoft says.

I'm guessing based on what Microsoft says, there isn't too much you can do to improve the performance without upgrading to Exchange 2007 or moving clients back to Outlook 2003?

We are seeing what they explain. Too many RPC connections for Exchange 2003 to handle.

According to our Exchange Engineer, we are not seeing disk, network, CPU, or memory performance issues. Only seeing excessive RPC connections on the Exchange server.

I've also heard them blame it on large mailbox capacity as well and that Microsoft recommends no more than 200mb per mailbox. From what I read, size isn't usually the performance issue, but rather the number of items stored in your Inbox, Sent Items, etc.

Also, I came from an enviornment where we had about 200,000 mailboxes all on Exchange 2003 and some mailbox sizes were over 10GB, but we never had the type of performance issues we have at the company I am at now.

I know our Information Stores are located in our SAN. So, what else could be impacting performance or is it just because we have many clients with Outlook 2007 connected to Exchange 2003?

Answer:Performance Issue when using Outlook 2007 on Exchange 2003

What are the actual specs of the exchange server? How are you connected to the SAN?

Before migrating to 2010 we had our hosted environment in 2003 with no issues. More then 500 of the 1000 clients were 2007 or newer outlook clients and we had no problems with performance.

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Hi Everyone,

I have just installed Office 2016 Professional Plus and I am attempting to access an email account that was originally using Outlook 2007.

The email Server that I am connecting to running Exchange Server 2007 SP1.

Whilst I was able to add the account in Outlook 2016 as Outlook opens it presents the error messages below (in the order shown).

If anybody can offer any advice on how to get around the issue above it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


Answer:Outlook 2016 not working with Exchange 2007 SP1 Server

Exchange 2007 is not supported to work with Office 2016. You will need to downgrade Office or upgrade your Exchange server. I recommend you upgrade the Exchange server to 2016. Or swap to a full Office 365 solution.

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One member of my domain is running Windows Vista Business with Outlook 2007 Service pack one. (this user was kind of a test pilot for Vista as a whole and we have had a number of problems that I will not go into here).

As of this morning the problem is that legitimate e-mails from people on the GAL are being forwarded to the junk mail folder. Outlook 2007 won't allow me to add them to the safe senders or domain list because "This person is on the GAL and can't be added to the safe list". Some messages go through, and some don't. I have reviewed the messages for content and can't find anything that the outlook filter wouldn't like. I have double checked the users rules and there isn't anything that seems like it could cause the problem.

I have tried various settings for the level of spam filter with no effect. Everyone eles on the small network is running XP Pro SP2, with Outlook 2007, and don't seem to be having any issues.

Thanks in advance!

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I have searched this forum and google but cannot see a solution to my problem.

I am trying to set my home Outlook 2007 to my works MS exchage server.

I can connect to it through IE with an https connection which is ok but a bit limited.

When I set Outlook to autodiscover settings for my work mail everything runs smoothly to start. It finds the settings confirms if i wish to accept the security certificate but the prob starts when it asks for my username and password as it keeps automatically putting my PC's hostname before my username. I have tried removing the hostname but this doesnt seem an option as the PC has to be called something. I though I would be sneaky by giving the PC the works username but still no joy.

Any suggestions?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Sceenshot attached:

Answer:Cannot connect home Outlook 2007 to work MS exchange

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Dear Expert,

We have configured and enable in Exchange 2007 under (Organization Configuration --> Hub Transport --> Transport Rules)
1) Junk Email 01 with Priority 0
- when the Subject field or the body of the message contains specific words
Apply rule to messages
when the Subject field or the body of the message contains
set the spam confidence level to 0

2) Junk Email with Priority 1
- when the Subject field or the body of the message contains specific words
Apply rule to messages
when the Subject field or the body of the message contains
set the spam confidence level to 0

The problem is the user still get the email and notification from our internal Lotus Notes system that we developed system like Leave, Claim to 'Junk E-Mail' folder in Outlook 2003.
example 1,

body of the message contains
[System Message: Please click the following link for new Message]

example 2,
Subject: Service Report - Month of August07

body of the message contains:
Total no of 'closed' support services recorded for the month of August = 42
Average day spent on one issue = estimated 4 days.

Please click on the link below for detail ... 2007?OpenPage


- No of service... Read more

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We've been having problems with pc's automatically being set to use Outlook anywhere on clients pc's regardless as to where they are situated (site wise).

I think this may be because of autodiscover. Google seems to think this fella is the one setting it..

I've found this page:


which says that typing

Get-outlookprovider Ėidentity EXPR | remove-outlookprovider
will stop clients pc's from automatically trying to connect via outlook anywhere.

However, when i log into the EMS and type the above command i get the following message:
Get-OutlookProvider : The operation could not be performed because object 'EXPR' could not be found on domain controller 'blah.domain.local'.
At line:1 Char20
Is there a command I can type to work out what the outlookprovider is called? - I'm not actually sure what EXPR actually is btw (Exchange noob )

Any help would be gratefully received!


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Has anyone had any problems with Vista Service Pack and Outlook 2007 trying to connect to an exchange server.

I keep getting the following screen shot error message. I have all the latest Vista and Office patches applied.

[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']Vista Ultimate x64,[/font]

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I?ve been asked to find out if there?s a way to ?list? a bunch of holidays on everyone?s calendars. I know there?s a holidays feature in Outlook, but it only includes certain holidays and can?t be managed via GPO.

I need to create a shared calendar that HR maintains that has all of the holidays that they want listed. Then add that calendar to everyone?s default view? If this can't be done, what other options do I have?

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Can someone help with this issue? I have an issue with the communication of Outlook 2007 with our Exchange Server on various computers. I have computers with Vista Business with an ASUS P5GC-MX/1333,- motherboard - micro ATX - i945GC, using on-board networking.
The other computer has Windows 7 with an Intel Desktop Board DG41RQ, using on-board networking.
Most of the computer with Vista Business communicates with the Exchange Server like a snap, but there are other along with the system that have Windows 7 that are very slow opening Outlook and linger for a long time when opening PDF attachments, especially when they are bigger files.
These are fairly new to new computers and iíve tried everything that I could think of:
∑ Compare and update Windows/Service Packs
∑ Reinstall Outlook
∑ Reinstall/Repair Windows
∑ Test with an individual NIC
∑ Compare Specs (all have Dual-Core CPU E5200)
Anyone else have any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Exchange/ Outlook 2007 communication

I solved it myself. In Outlook, go to Tools, Options, Email Settings, View/Change current settings, Exchange Server setting, at the bottom click on More Settings, enable Cached Exchange Mode.

This will install your Outlook database locally (at least your inbox), which gives you the ability to access mail and attachments faster.

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I have been trying to add an exchange server to my outlook and its keeps failing and prompting for password, it does not let me add the exchange server to my Outlook. I changed the security policy on NEtwork Security: LAN Manager Security level - Send LM & NTLM, use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated..

I am on a computer that is not joined to the domain, but in the past I have used Outlook 2007 on XP professional and it has worked fine. I have also disabled User Account Control.

I am trying to connect Outlook 2007 on Vista Business to a Microsot Exchange server. When I try to add the account, it keeps prompting me for the password, i have specified the domain on the account when i try to log in to do a check name and it does not work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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We've been having intermittant issues with Outlook 2007 "not responding", hanging up, freezing...whatever you want to call it....after weeks and weeks of I have narrowed it down to the belkin 54g wireless router.

I did this by finally taking the router out of the mix and could not cause the outlook 2007 to lock up again...thought it could be a lan cable...tried both cables in that mix from the DSL modem to the computer without the router and it still worked fine.

Hooked back up the router and managed to lock it up again...SO...all that being said is there a setting or someting on the router that I may be missing or something that someone knows about that I do not?

BTW, if this matters at all...we have a second computer that is also running outlook 2007 attached to the same hosted exchange server and it's having no problems at all.

Previously we looked at any problems with ost and pst files, ran Outlook diagnostics, etc to no avail - the router is the only problem that I could find.

The computer this is running on is an XP and all firmware is up-to-date on the router and all updates for MS office have been made.

I am desperate, if anyone can help, I would be most appreciative and would be willing to pay if someone can fix it.


Brandon Morris

Answer:Network issue with outlook 2007 and exchange server

It sounds like you have a flaky router. You might just need to replace it. If it works without it and you plug it back in and it breaks again it's the only explanation. If you have another router somewhere try switching them. Hope this helps.

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In a previous topic on BC, a badly messed up situation left me no choice but to back up data and reinstall Vista. When I went to reinstall Office Standard 2007, I discovered the cd case was empty. (Since Best Buy installed the software when the pc was first bought, I had never checked inside the case before.)A guy from the work gave me one of the company's install cd's for the same version, and he told me to just use my product key when I installed it. I did, and it all seemed fine until I went to use Outlook for the first time. It wanted me to select from one of our company's 3 exchange server locations. I cancelled out, hoping I could get into Outlook and manually enter my pop & smtp settings, but no-go. It won't even let me in to Outlook, as it wants me to set up the exchange server.So I called Microsoft and paid for a replacement cd. It has arrived, but it is doing the same thing! It keeps wanting to access an OST file and won't let me get in. Does this mean the one from work didn't uninstall completely? I found a removal tool on their site, but would like some advice before I use it.Thanks very much for any ideas.

Answer:Outlook 2007 keeps wanting exchange setup after reinstallation

One would not think that a fresh install of Outlook would know anything about your office exchange servers.
Is this a laptop? Has it ever been taken to your office and connected to the exchange server there?

Try uninstalling it with the tool. Then reinstall and do a custom install. Watch closely during the install and see if it prompts you to do a network install. (I have not installed Outlook 2007 for a while so I am not sure that it does)
See if you can just do a local installation

Hope that helps.

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I have been successfully using Outlook 2007 to access emails from a Microsoft Exchange account until a few days ago. Suddenly, I was automatically offline as soon as I turned on Outlook, and when I tried to go online, I would immediately received a disconnected message.

I deleted my entire email profile via the Windows 10 Control Panel, but have not been able to create a new Outlook email account because I cannot connect to the Exchange server.

I have since been able to access my Microsoft Exchange account using another email client and using Windows 10 mail, so the issue must be with Outlook 2007, not with my PC.

How do I fix this so I can use Outlook 2007 to access my Microsoft Exchange emails again?

Answer:Outlook 2007 Disconnected from Microsoft Exchange (Windows 10)

is this a company exchange server
what is the last part of your email address ? the bit after the @

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Running an exchange 2010 server.

I have a number of users who's email will disappear.
Mail will return if you disable any type of sorting filter.
However will disappear again if you change folders.
This will effect any folder not just the inbox.

I have tried the following.

Recreating the profile in Outlook 2007
Deleting the pst and ost files
Adding new sort field and removing it.
Disabling cache mode.

I have not preformed an office 07 repair yet as did not think it would have any impact.

This is effecting about 10% of my users.

Thank you for your help.

Jeff P.

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Hey everybody,

Im hoping someone here can help me out. I am running Outlook 2007 on my laptop and Exchange 2003 on a personal server located in my apt.

When I am in my apt. connected to my wireless, as expected, I have no issues sending/receiving email through exchange.

When I am on the road however, I am obviously unable to connect to my exchange server. I setup a VPN tunnel that works successfully and when I manually dial the VPN connection or manually put outlook into offline mode (so that it dials the VPN connection), I am able to successfully get my emails through exchange.

My question is, is there away to setup outlook such that I dont have to manually dial the VPN or put it in offline mode? I set the exchange server account settings to automatically detect my connection status, but it is detecting my network connection as being ok, even though the Exchange server is not located on that network and needs to be dialed in.

I know it sounds lazy and it is, but Id rather not have to manually do anything, especially if I decide to give some of my less computer literate friends email addresses in my domain. Id rather not use IMAP and SMTP due to security issues having to open the ports on the firewall.

Answer:Outlook 2007 Remote Access to Exchange Server

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Hi everyone! I support a medium-sized law firm and we've recently upgraded from office 2003 to 2007. Needless to say there's been quite a number of small glitches that we've been trying to work out for a while and they've been getting me stumped.
One problem is that a number of users use tasks to handle deadlines and they're frequently updating the due dates several tasks at a time. Some have been reporting that if they update about 20 due dates they can no longer update any more dates until they restart outlook. One guy also said that after he sent an email the due dates were updating again, but pushing the send/receive button didn't cause the same effect, which seems confusing to me.

It seems to me that it might be an issue with the exchange server and possibly caching, but I can't figure it out.
We're using exchange 2003 SP1 for our mail by the way. All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I bought last week a new Inspiron 15 (3531), which seems OK.
However, I have one showstopper. the Exchange account could not be installed on Outlook 2007. It seems not to get access to the Exchange server, with result it cannot be initialised.
What I tried :

install Outlook 2010, same message
install this account on another two DELLs with Windows 8.1 and Outlook 2007 : no problem at all
from within Outlook installing and with optione E-mail (32 bit) from Configuartion screen : no difference

Other E-mail accounts (POP etc) I had no problems with installing.

So I think it is a setting in the factory-software which does not permit to verify the account.
I also reinstalled from factory settimgs without virusscanner/protection, but again same problems. So already present this problem on the Windows image with the system.

Any advise/suggestions ?

Thanks ahead,


Answer:On my new DELL Inspiron 15. cannot install my Exchange account in Outlook 2007

Hello Kees
I have the same issue. I purchased mine in Jan this year as well and not a problem on my other 2 dell computers.
Did you resolve it? If Yes HOW!
Cheers Mark

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I have made a couple registry entries to try to resolve it (adding an application data string) but 2 of the 3 users have to enter their passwords everytime (the box to make them do it is not checked) and one of my users has to enter bother user name and password. We use an exchange server, if that matters.

I would appreciate any help you good people can offer.

Answer:How can I force Outlook 2007 to maintain user name and passwords, using exchange?

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I am trying to find out how to access outlook light for exchange 2007 from insisde a network.

It works fine from the outside, eg:
I know this is caused because something can't differentiate between what is inside and what is outside the network. Is this DNS? DHCP? how do I fix it?

Also I have been trying to access it from inside the network with things like:

and the list goes on.. nothing seems to work



Answer:Accessing Exchange 2007 Outlook Light from inside network

Way to go ;-)

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I've been digging myself deeper into a hole for about 4 hours, so this will be a longish first post to give as much info as possible.

I have Avast anti virus running as my preferred AV software. To date I have not needed to use Outlook, but this year its usefulness increased as it saves me accessing work emails through my browser (as well as maintaining the calendar and stuff). So, I start the first run set up. All went well until it asked me to log on to the exchange server. When I did so it refused, eventually telling me I had to turn off the SSL(?). From what I could see, I could only do that after the address was entered into the profile, which it won't let me do.

I did some digging and read (somewhere) that Avast was the problem. I tried temporarily disabling filters and logging on again, but no different.

As a test, I fired up my laptop, also Windows 7, disabled the Avast filters, started Outlook for first use, set up the Exchange connection, logged on fine. Restarted the filters, all good!

So next I try to reset Outlook to first run on my desktop. Can't do it. It resets Outlook to default, but doesn't bring up the set-up screen. I suppose I can uninstall Office all together (I'd only need to back up OneNote at this stage) and run a registry cleaner, but I'd rather not at this stage.

I tried importing the registry settings from the laptop (no lectures please). This sort of worked; it now tries to log on to exchange on start up, but still fails. Something is st... Read more

Answer:Making a mess setting up Outlook 2007 with MS Exchange connection

It is also possible to delete the email account or accounts to start over. This avoids the restore point or reinstalling Outlook.

In the Control paneL go to Mail. There you can manage the email accounts used by Outlook. If you were to delete all the email accounts that would do a reset to get the "start the first run set up" in Outlook.

FWIW, I generally avoid the "start the first run set up" by going to the Control Panel > Mail to configure all email acounts before launching Outlook the first time.

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My organisation has just rolled out an Exchange 2007 Server.
I am a desktop support engineer for my unit. We are setting up access to the server through Outlook 2003.

A small number of Outlook 2003 users get this error message when they are using a .prf file to configure their clients.

"Your Exchange Server administrator has blocked the version of Outlook that you are using. Contact your administrator for assistance."

This is XP SP2 running Outlook 2003 (error occurs on Office, Office SP2 and Office SP3) connecting to Exchange 2007.

I have tried tried applying SP2 and SP3 to Office and completely reinstalling Office but it still occurs.

I am told by the Server Administrators that this is a local problem so I am not getting any help from them. I tend to believe them that it's not server side because I set one of the profiles up on two PCs next to eachother. On one it worked fine but on the other it had this error message. I could not see a difference in the two Outlook installations.
I have read this article here but a lot of the questions it asks and tests involve having administrator access over the server which I do not have.

Does anyone know of anything in the local Office installation that I do have control over that has been known to cause this?

All the best,


Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003/Exchange 2007 - "Your Version of Outlook has been blocked..."

Hi we managed to find the solution so I'm posting it here to help others.

We inherited a number of builds that were done by other companies. It appears these builds have in the past had previous versions of Office installed. This has resulted in registry keys lurking around from the old installs.

Once we removed these registry entries it worked.

Best way to do this that I could think of is to

1) Uninstall Office and then search the registry for any references to Outlook. You can do this using AML Free Registry Cleaner (which has a search function). Ignore any hits for Outlook Express you are only insterested in Office Outlook.

2) If this is the problem that you are having then you will find registry entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\7.0 or 8.0 or 9.0 etc.

3) Delete any Outlook folders in the above tree. Onc eof the keys in the Outlook folder will be Version and this appears to be what is being read when the server asks what version you have.

4) Reinstall Office - it should now work.

All the best,


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Hey all,

Was wondering how to set up a shared calendars and/or to-do lists on my exchange server. Been searching for ages but cant find any info on it.

Is it possible? And does anyone have any guides?


Answer:Quick Exchange 2003 question, Shared Calendars

Part 1:

1. Fire up Outlook on the person sharing his/her calendar.
2. Click Tools -> Options -> Delegates tab.
3. Click Add and add the person that needs access.
4. Make necessary adjustments to delegation permission if necessary.

Optional: Uncheck Delegate receives copies of appointments. Recommended.

If the person will need to print the calendar, you will NOT want the "tasks" set to none. In this case, it doesn't matter since you want this shared.

5. Click OK twice to close everything.
6. Right-click on the person's Mailbox root folder... it says "Mailbox - Name Here"
7. Click Properties.
8. Click Permissions tab.
9. Click Add and add the person.
10. Give the person ONLY Folder Visible permission.
11. Click OK when done.

Part 2:

1. Fire up Outlook on the person that needs access.
2. Click Tools -> E-Mail Accounts.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Change.
5. Click More Settings.
6. Click Advanced.
7. Click Add and add the person that is sharing his/her calendar/to-do.
8. Click OK and Next a couple of times until it says Finished.
9. You'll see the mailbox appear on the left-side, along with the calendar.

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we use outlook to view messages in the military. these messages are most likely refrenced by their date time group. in the message ( body of the email ) it will state the DTG.. example DTG: 291323Z Apr 10

i would like to make a field in my view so i can have the messages displaed by DTG. is this possible? if so how?


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Hi All,

I work in HR, and am being told by the IT folks that something isn't possible. But I just don't believe it so I'm posting here to ask for your help.

I may not have the perfect wording since I'm not expert so please be patient. My understanding is that employees use Outlook email version 2007 - so when I need to send emails to the same group of people I can create personal distribution lists. I just copy email addresses from an excel file or to TO: line of an existing email and paste into the members box under "new distribution list creation - add members".

However, here's where the problem is. The marketing department gets data from me to create and maintain global distribution lists that need to be available to certain approved/authorized employees on the Outlook Exchange server thingie. There are about 10 to 15 lists that need to be updated every 2 weeks. My IT people are telling me that the only way to update those global lists on the Exchange is to give them a list of email address to add or remove and that they have to add or remove each email address manually one at a time. My idea was to just send them a new list of email addresses for each list every two weeks or whenever and then they could juse delete the old distribution list since it's out dated and create a brand new global list so nobody has to try and identify just the changes for those 10 to 15 lists (very time consuming).

BUT - they are telling me that the o... Read more

Answer:Solved: 2007 Outlook Exchange Global Distribution Lists (email)

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I am running Vista Ultimate SP1, Outlook 2007 (12.06423.1000) SP2 MSO (12.0.6425.1000) with an http Exchange mail account as well as an Outlook Connector for Hotmail plus POP mailboxes.

Recently (since installation of Office SP2) adding a new contact or sending an message with a new email address the email address is not underlined and when attempting to save the contact or send message the following error is displayed:

"The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action."

This message also appears even if I try and send meesage by one of the POP accounts.

This is very frustrating as I cannot create new contacts or send new messages. I'd pull my hair out... but I've got none left!

I would appreciate if anyone knows how to fix this issue.


Answer:Outlook 2007 (Exchange client) will not save contact email address

Appreciate that you have correlated the problem to Office 2007 SP2. I am having the same problem with an XP Pro PC using Outlook 2007 connected to Exchange 2003 over Http/RPC. There are two accounts: Exchange and one POP. If I take the Exchange connection "off line" it is possible to add the new email address to the contact. THEN, I can send the email via either Exchange or POP. Also, I cannot send an email to an address that is not already in "contacts", or apparently never sent an email to a particular address. So, same work around. Take Exchange offline and then send email via POP account. With Exchange back online, it is now possible to send to the new email address.

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I use Outlook 2007 for my work e-mail that uses Microsoft Exchange Server. I also have another part-time job with an SMTP e-mail address and two (2) personal POP3 e-mail accounts. I want to have all of them under Outlook 2007 but am concerned that the primary work Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail will "see" my other personal e-mail accounts. Is this the case and, if so, how can I prevent the Exchange server from viewing my POP3 e-mail addresses?


Answer:Preventing MS Exchange Server from seeing POP3 persoanl mail in Outlook 2007

Oops ... in the header, persoanl = personal.

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I have used Outlook 2007 on a Windows 7 Dell Latitude E5410 laptop with several POP3 accounts for several years - no problem. Also take copies of all POP3 e-mails onto Blackberry

My company recently moved to Office 365 and created a new e-mail account that is Exchange Server based. This account is now my "default" account on Outlook on my laptop

Whenever I connect laptop to the internet

All the POP3 e-mails that arrive in my laptop Outlook "In Box" appear to be synchronised to the Exchange Server somewhere in the Cloud.
As a result my Blackberry is getting every e-mail twice!!
Anyone any idea how to stop this "laptop to Exchange Server" synchronisation of the non-Exchange e-mails?

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Hello All!

I just got this new computer - it's vista..and I installed outlook 2007. I set up my exchange great..but i had this other software where i can add an additional exchange server..but it doesn't work on there some way to add an additional exchange server to outlook 2007 on vista?


Answer:Adding additional exchange server on outlook 2007 doesn't work on vista

are you attempting to connect to two or more Exchange Servers OR just two or more
pop3 email servers.

You can't add the second ES unless it is also online at the time of the configuration.

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As some of you know from here:
I will be running the SBS Transition Pack to give me Standard components and drop SBS like a bad habit.

I've heard methods to do this, but they all relied on the current server to be the pointer over to the new server for Exchange.

I don't like this. If primary server ever goes down or has problems, I don't want this to affect all my old clients that connect in through it. I'd rather just have a completely standalone Exchange box: if DC goes down email still works, even if that means touching each client to re-configure.

So after the Transition Pack I would end up with Exchange 2003 on box A.
Is there a way I can install Exchange 2007 on box B, and just directly transfer it all over?
Or would it be much easier to just move 2003 to 2003, and then upgrade it once all the issues are smoothed out?

Answer:Move Exchange 2003 straight to new Exchange 2007 box?

just use the "move mailbox wizard" in exchange 2007. It will, quite literally, move user mailboxes from one server to the other and you won't have to touch the clients at all. pretty simple.

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Hi -

I'm having some trouble with Outlook XP (2002) and Exchange 2007 and haven't been able to find a solution elsewhere.

Basically, I get a message when I try to log on telling me that the server is down or that there's a network problem. (The exact text is: "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location. The Microsoft Exchange Server computer is not available. Either here are network problems or the Microsoft Exchange Server computer is down for maintenance.")

To get around this, I have to:

1) delete my mail account
2) re-create my mail account,
3) restart Outlook.

Going through this process will allow me to read my mail and access the calendar until I stop Outlook, at which time I need to go through this entire process again.

Another potential symptom of the problem is that if I put a name in as the exchange server in the mail setup window, this whole process doesn't work -- I actually have to put in the IP address. When I click "next" the address is replaced with the name (e.g., "EX03"), which might be related to why it doesn't work the next time I try to start Outlook).

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Solved: Outlook XP (2002) vs Exchange 2007 -- reports "not available"

Sounds like a DNS issue, for some reason it is having problems resolving the hostname to the IP. Make an entry if your HOSTS file for the server.

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I recently upgraded from E2007 RTM to E2007 SP1. After performing the upgrade ActiveSync no longer properly functioned. I now receive a 0x85010004 anytime I attempt to sync. In testing I created a new ActiveSync policy and left it at the defaults and applied it to my mailbox. This has allowed my phone to sync (My device is a Treo 750 /w WM6), but no passwords or any policy settings are applied. If I make ANY change to the policy away from default syncing fails with the 0x85010004 error. I have reinstalled CAS and IIS, verified all of the security settings, etc and I still run into this problem. Any ideas?

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Hello Guys,

Got a user who has access to 5 other colleaguesí calendar and he want to be able to see these offline, i know you have you own calendar and public calendar available off line but can you have shared calendar offline?


For got to say we are in a exchange cache mode enviroment.

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Dear Spice & I have accounts (both updated), with calendars shared with each other on (co-owner access level).

We can update each other's calendar directly on and in W10 Calendar. However, despite being configured as Exchange ActiveSync accounts, Outlook 2016 (and Outlook for Android) will only allow view-only access!

O16 is saying that "You do not have authorization to make changes to this folder."

This seems to require direct access to an Exchange server to change the folder configuration, for an EAS connection.

If is an Outlook 365 service running EAS, how can we tell Outlook 2016 to permit the full sharing access as authorized on Outlook

This is probably affecting a lot of personal users who can't afford the infrastructure to run their own Exchange servers, just to share calendars.

(We are some of the refugees from Windows Live Mail, orphaned by the Outlook 365 conversion. That's why we're trying both O16 and Outlook for Android -- our eventual goal is to enable updating each other's calendars from our Android phones.)

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Dear Spice & I have accounts (both updated), with calendars shared with each other on (co-owner access level).

We can update each other's calendar directly on and in W10 Calendar. However, despite being configured as Exchange ActiveSync accounts, Outlook 2016 (and Outlook for Android) will only allow view-only access!

O16 is saying that "You do not have authorization to make changes to this folder."

This seems to require direct access to an Exchange server to change the folder configuration, for an EAS connection.

If is an Outlook 365 service running EAS, how can we tell Outlook 2016 to permit the full sharing access as authorized on Outlook

This is probably affecting a lot of personal users who can't afford the infrastructure to run their own Exchange servers, just to share calendars.

(We are some of the refugees from Windows Live Mail, orphaned by the Outlook 365 conversion. That's why we're trying both O16 and Outlook for Android -- our eventual goal is to enable updating each other's calendars from our Android phones.)

Answer:Outlook, Outlook 2016, Shared calendars

When you setup an email account in Outlook 2013 or 2016 automatically, it will be set up as MAPI / Microsoft Exchange account and you will only be able to view calendars shared with you.

To be able to edit calendars shared with you, you have to select manual setup when adding an account and select Exchange ActiveSync:

The Exchange ActiveSync server for all / / / email addresses is

Now you will be able to edit shared calendars.

If and when an email account is already set up in Outlook as Microsoft Exchange, it cannot be converted to Exchange ActiveSync. You need to remove the account from Outlook and add it again selecting manual setup and Exchange ActiveSync.


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Here is my problem. I have a laptop, my wife has a laptop and we have a desktop at home. We both also have PPC's that we use for the calendar feature. PPC's use the Outlook "Main" calendar only when Activesync'ing.

One our desktop Outlook we have the "Main" Calendar and two others I created called "Sandy's Calendar" for my wife and "Dave's Calendar" for me. When I sync up the two laptops to the desktop (I use SynchPST program) it only will sync the PST file calendar to its like named calendar. For instance, it will merge the "Main Calendar" on the laptop to the same calendar on the desktop. Similarly it will merge the "Dave's Calendar" to the same named calendar in the PST file on the desktop, and so on.

What I would like to do is merge my wife's calendar but put the info into the desktop's "Main Calendar" and not into "Sandy's Calendar" and likewise I would like to be able to merge "Dave's Calendar" into the desktop's "Main Calendar" and not the desktop's "Dave's Calendar" Basically I would like to allow each of us to have our own personal calendars as our mains but have them merged into the desktop's main calendar. We need to keep our personal calendars separate on our respective lasptops so we can activesync to our own PPC's.

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