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need help with using Free/Busy on the Web

Postby BCS » Sat, 17 Jan 2004 07:18:44 GMT

I want to post my Calendar to our company's website, so I'm using the
Free/Busy feature in Outlook 2000. I successfully posted my vfb file to (bogus site). I then went to another user's PC and
pulled up my Contact and went into Details and entered my Free/Busy address
as  http://www.**--****.com/ 
Meeting Request and invite myself, an error came back saying it couldn't
connect to the URL.

Now, I would rather use FTP instead of HTTP for all this, but I had trouble
there too. I pulled up MS KB article 291621 and made sure I was doing
everything correctly, but either I'm skipping a step, or this is an access
issue with my ISP, or maybe an issue with Outlook 2000. Can someone offer
some help?



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1.Need Help - Free/Busy

I can not get Free/busy service to work and I believe I 
have done everything correctly. Hopefully somebody will 
point me in the correct direction.

We are running Windows XP, with Office XP SP2, connecting 
to an Exchange 2k server.  Clients are behind 2 
firewalls. We do not have a web server or which to 
implement one at this stage.

We are wanting to share free/busy information with 
external people. 

I have set up a passport for the users, using there smpt 
address for Exchange. 

I have ticked publish and serach free/busy in Outlook as 
well as running the /clear free busy  switch when opening 

I get an error message when I run Free/busy "An error 
occured  while using the Microsoft Internet free/busy 
service. An error occured  while using the Microsoft 
Internet free/busy service. The cause of the error could 
not be determined."

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Our company is on the verge of implementing Outlook as our calendaring and 
scheduling tool. The free/busy data does not work as I expect it would for 
invite requests. Ideally, all attendees invited would show as tentative on 
the free/busy views until they actually viewed their meeting request in their 
mailbox. What I'm finding is only the attendees that have the Outlook client 
running are getting updated as tentative (or if they act on the meeting 
request then a status of accept/decline/etc shows up). The problem this 
poses, is that if someone is out of the office on vacation and their Outlook 
client isn't running, their requested meeting times are NOT blocked as 
tentative for free/busy searches. Some of our executives are traveling a lot 
and when they are on the floor, they are booked into meetings. The 
knowledgebase help I've found so far reinforces my findings. 
Is there a way to have everyone's meeting requests processed as tentative 
automatically for free/busy search purposes until they can act on the meeting 
request in their inbox whether they are running the client or not?  
We are also using an auto accept agent running as a service on our exchange 
server for resources. It will accept meeting requests automatically for 
resources such as conference rooms and AV equipment. Our resources are setup 
using a CAL. Anyone know of an equivalent agent that would process meeting 
requests in all users mailboxes as 'tentative' automatically? This would keep 
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"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> Terri < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:
> > When I move an appointment from one location to another, I get a
> > message pop up, Unable to save free/busy information. Unable to open
> > the free/busy information. As far as I know, I do not share any
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> > use a pda. This happens everytime I work in calendar which is a good
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Here is my problem. I am trying to configure Outlook 2003 to access an
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user name: XXXX\xxxxx

I entered these two as given to me in the exchange server settings.
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Before you tell me that it can not be done, I have used the server and
user name above to connect and access the exchange server wiht
Microsoft Entourage 2004 on my Macintosh. So it can be done but so far
not wiht Outlook 2003.

I assume I have missed something. I even checked the 'more settings"
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