Auto accepting meeting requests in MS Outlook 2002

The previous IS person has configured my boss's Outlook to auto-accept incoming meeting requests after 2 minutes of receipt.  Once accepted, these meeting requests are marked tentative in her calendar.  She would like to have this disabled, and this is what I have done so far (and it has not worked).

1.  Disabled one of the delegates from being sent incoming meeting requests

2.  Unchecked Automatically Accept Meeting Requests and Process Cancellations under Tools/Options/Calendar Options/Resource Scheduling

3.  Unchecked "When sending meeting requests over internet, use iCalendar format


brewcoke
brewcokeAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

dbase118Commented:
Having meetings accepted tentatively to the calendar is default behavior in Outlook. Whenever you receive a meeting request it is temporarily placed on your calendar until you respond (Accept or Decline) Then it is changed accordingly. I dont know if we can get around that behavior or not.
brewcokeAuthor Commented:
[b]
 Whenever you receive a meeting request it is temporarily placed on your calendar until you respond (Accept or Decline)
[/b]

Whenever someone sends me a meeting request, it never shows up in my calendar unless I "Accept" the meeting request.  I know my setup is default, because I as well as others don't have this problem.  

We are running Exchange 5.5 on our NT 4.0 server too, although I don't believe this makes a difference.
brewcokeAuthor Commented:
^ I stand corrected.  It is the default setting.  

Is there anyway to disable that?
IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

dbase118Commented:
havent found anything yet....you could post a link to this question in the Outlook forum maybe
e_sandrsCommented:
What about Tools -> Options -> Calendar Options.  Change the "Use this response when you propose new meeting times:" from Tenative to Deny.  This may need to be done on everyone's computer...

Hope that helps,
Eric Sanders
-Just some guy on a board.
slink9Commented:
There was no way in OL2k.  I wanted to do that a few years ago.  I haven't actually tried in 2002 or 2003 but I don't believe it will be an option.  The reason behind this is that you don't want to autoaccept EVERY meeting request.  If they could design an autoaccept option and let you choose by subject or sender it may work.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Software

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.