Unable to Update Public free/busy data Statement

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook Discussion' started by dchem, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. dchem

    dchem Guest

    About six times a day, I get a statement that pops up in a
    window. The statement says "Unable to update public
    free/busy data. Operation failed."

    What does it mean? Why is it occurring? And how can I "fix

    The statement seems to be related to my Calendar
    function. I have two calendars, one on the server and one
    on my client computer. I use the server one but there are
    entries that get mass-mailed to me that show up on the
    client calendar. If I open a client-calendar file, I get
    the referenced statement within 2 minutes, but it also is
    showing up randomly as described above.

    All ideas appreciated.

    dchem, Sep 3, 2003
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  2. dchem

    Roady Guest

    Are you running Outlook 2000? Than I think you need to contact Microsoft for
    See the following KB article

    If you are running Outlook 2002 make sure you don't have an Internet
    Calendar configured. To check this;
    Tools-> Options-> tab Preferences-> button Calendar Options...-> button
    Free/Busy Options-> make sure the Internet Free/Busy options are unchecked

    Hope this helps!
    Roady, Sep 3, 2003
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  3. dchem

    dchem Guest

    I looked and the free/busy options are not checked. I am
    using Outlook 2000 but I have two calendars, one on my
    computer and the other on the server. I don't know which
    one I'm configuring when I do as you've recommended below
    but I'd assume that I'm configuring the client one.

    Do you know how to migrate all of my "server-calendar"
    info into my "client-calendar" files? Further do you know
    how to set up a rule such that all future invitations, and
    manual calendar entries default to the client rather than
    reside on the server?

    I think working with a single calendar would be a good
    start. I appreciate your help and look forward to your

    dchem, Sep 4, 2003
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