Outlook from ASP (or VBScript)

I have an ASP page that has the following code in it:

<HTML>

<script language="VBSCRIPT">

'Add Appointment to Outlook
'ex: onClick="NewAppointment 'Subject','Location','6/1/98 12:00 PM','30'"

Sub NewAppointment(strSubject, strLocation, strStart, strDuration)
   
      Dim App
    Dim MyNameSpace
    Dim AppointmentFolder
    Dim AppointmentItem
    Dim MailFolder
    Dim MailItem
   
    Set App = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")    
    Set MyNameSpace = App.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    MyNameSpace.Logon
   
    'Add Appointment
    Set AppointmentFolder = MyNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(9) 'olFolderCalendar
    Set AppointmentItem = AppointmentFolder.Items.Add
    AppointmentItem.Subject = strSubject
    AppointmentItem.Location = strLocation
      AppointmentItem.Start = strStart
    AppointmentItem.Duration = strDuration
    AppointmentItem.Save
   
    'Send email
    Set MailFolder = MyNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(4) 'olFolderInbox
    Set MailItem = MailFolder.Items.Add
    MailItem.To = "joeblow@somewhere.com"
    MailItem.Subject = "New Class Attendee for: " & strSubject
    MailItem.Body = "Date: " & strStart
    MailItem.Send
   
    'Cleanup
    Set App = Nothing
    Set MyNameSpace = Nothing
    Set AppointmentFolder = Nothing
    Set AppointmentItem = Nothing
    Set MailFolder = Nothing
    Set MailItem = Nothing

      Msgbox "This event was added to Outlook!"

end SUB

The problem is when it gets to this line:
Set App = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

It gives me the following error message:
An exception of type "Microsoft VBScript runtime error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'Outlook Application" was not handled.
fatalerror080298Asked:
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MasseyMConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried Set App = Server.CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

rather than:
Set App = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")


You need to create the object on the server side...  ASP is processed serverside and then sends HTML in response to the request...
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mayhewCommented:
Usually what that means is that the dll's needed for Outlook either aren't installed on your server or they've become corrupt or need to be registered.

I would look to make those dll's are in place, in good shape and properly registered.
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fatalerror080298Author Commented:
Yea..  They are fine because I can do the same type of thing from Visual Basic just fine..  (Creating Outlook application objects that is)...  I have a feeling I'm just doing it wrong...  But I don't know.. :(
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nikhilhCommented:
Are you sure that the Visual Basic application works on the same machine as that of IIS?
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fatalerror080298Author Commented:
Sorry it took so long to reply...  I got really busy with something else...  Yes, I can run that exact code in VB and get it to work just fine w/o problems...  (And it is on the same machine as well)
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meganhallCommented:
I looked at your solution in th ehope that it would help me. Can anyone help with this error. I would really appreciate it.

Server object error 'ASP 0196 : 80040154'

Cannot launch out of process component

/Mail.asp, line 25

Only InProc server components should be used. If you want to use LocalServer components, you must set the AspAllowOutOfProcComponents metabase setting. Please consult the help file for important considerations
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clubzoneCommented:
this method "Server.CreateObject("Outlook.Application") " does nothing for me:

Server object, ASP 0177 (0x800401F3)
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