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    'Unable to Update Busy/Free information (Outlook 2000/SR0)

    I keep getting a message "Unable to update Busy/Free information" whenever I look at my calendar. I get the message Twice, but I'm not aware that I have any settings set to "publish" or update my info anywhere. I'm running Outlook as a No email version on a 2nd machine, just for diary and contact list functions.

    How can I stop the irritating message, please?

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    Re: 'Unable to Update Busy/Free information (Outlook 2000/SR0)

    Tools > Options > Calendar Options > Busy/Free >

    Check for any inadvertant setting that may be making Outlook try and publish / update.

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    Re: 'Unable to Update Busy/Free information (Outlook 2000/SR0)

    I'd tried that, unfortunately it doesn't work. I tried setting X in the "publish X months of calendar free/busy information on the server" to 0, but in any case I don't have the "publish my free/busy information" box checked.

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    Re: 'Unable to Update Busy/Free information (Outlook 2000/SR0)

    Halo... Not sure if you have gotten an answer to this, but you can fix this problem this way.
    1. Close Outlook
    2. Open a "CMD" window (START --> RUN --> [type] cmd --> [press] Enter Key)
    3. Go to the drive where Office is installed maneuver yourself to the Office folder where Office 2000/XP is located (if not sure search for "OUTLOOK.EXE" in Windows or type the command "dir /s outlook.exe").
    4. When you are there, type the following command "outlook.exe /cleanfreebusy"
    5. Outlook will start. Exit outlook again and you should be all set

    I hope this helps...

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