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    Sending Calendar Entries to OL2000 from OLXP SP2

    Gang,

    I recently rebuilt a PC for my sister and in the process upgraded them to Outlook XP. Unbeknownst to me she and her husband forward calendar entries back and forth. Or used to, that is. Since going to OL XP at home, this "feature" doesn't work any longer. The receiving client is using Outlook 2000, no service pack. Here's what is received (email addresses changed):

    <UL>BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 10.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:REQUEST BEGIN:VEVENT ATTENDEE;CN="Dave Work (xxxx.xxxx@xxxxx.com)";ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:xxxx.xxxx@xxxx.com
    ORGANIZER:MAILTO:xxxx.xxxx@xxxx.com
    DTSTART:20021121T000000Z
    DTEND:20021121T010000Z
    LOCATION:St. Max
    TRANSP:OPAQUE
    SEQUENCE:0 UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000070CC1A 606065C201000000000000
    0000
    100
    0000013825A5D601AAE4DB0047EF1B8553B9A
    DTSTAMP:20020926T172652Z[/list]This worked previously when they were using a different version of Office at home, so that eliminates the possibility that it's being chewed up by their corporate email server, or at the very least minimizes the possibility drastically. Anyone know of a fix, workaround, or have some ideas short of removing Office XP and reverting to the previous version?
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    Re: Sending Calendar Entries to OL2000 from OLXP SP2

    How are/were they doing the 'forwarding' ?
    I've just tried here from OL2002 SP1 to OL2000 as follows.

    Open a new mail (HTML), view the Calendar in Outlook and drag the appointment into the email.
    Click send.
    When received, drag the attachment onto 'Calendar' in the Outlook bar shortcut panel.

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    Re: Sending Calendar Entries to OL2000 from OLXP SP2

    Thanks Leif. I checked a bit further and found that they aren't sending these as attachments. My brother in-law is seeing the "accept/decline" or at least is expecting to, so I believe this is being done using the "Send Invitation" function.

    Since I have a nearly identical configuration to their home PC here at the office (Win2000 and OLXP) I tried a test from here and have yet to hear back. The long delay in his reply is making me squirm. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Sending Calendar Entries to OL2000 from OLXP SP2

    OK, further details: when I send an invitation from my PC here, same config - Win2000 SP3, OLXP SP2, the result is similar to what I showed in my initial post. So it appears that invitations don't work from OLXP to OL2000, but attachments are just peachy. This is all news to me, but I'm still interested in discovering the cause.
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    Re: Sending Calendar Entries: SOLVED

    This is what I get for not digging in all the way. Apparently this stems from the "meeting reminder" in Outlook 2000, which sends incorrectly formatted iCalendar entries. It's documented in this article: Q307313: OL2000: Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002 iCalendar Interoperability Problems

    Good thing it's solved. I think my reputation has escaped only slightly blemished. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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