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\cleanfreebusy switch - is it safe

eggster (TechnicalUser) (OP)
14 Aug 01 8:18
I have read with interest some posts in which Outlook calendar can be fixed by running the \cleanfreebusy switch. We have 2 users out of over 200 whose calendars cannot be viewed properly - even from the exchange server admin account. We are running mainly NT4/Office97. Rebuilds of PCs and profiles hasn't fixed the problem, but strangely a few of our admins who are running Win2k/OfficeXP seem to be able to view the suspect calendars with no trouble. If I ran the switch on the server Outlook through an admin account, does it repair and regenerate calendar items (as I have been led to believe) or does it wipe out everything (initialise)? Alternatively does anyone know what else could be wrong?
mscallisto (TechnicalUser)
14 Aug 01 13:31
I have had success running outlook from the run command on the client PC.

start
  run
    "C:\Program Files\MicrosoftOffice\Office\Outlook.exe" /CleanFreeBusy


also I have never needed to try the following but will pass it along for your reading pleasure.....Good luck

 /CleanSchedPlus deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .cal file) from the server and allows the free/busy information from the Outlook Calendar to be used and viewed by all

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