Cannot import vCalendar file.

I have a user with Outlook 2000 SP3 client /Exchange 5.5 who receives an invitation from an outside user. The file is attached as meeting.ics. When the user goes to open the attachment, he gets "Cannot import vCalendar file. Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid". How can I get this invite to work on his calendar?
HORST320Asked:
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David LeeCommented:
Greetings, HORST320.

I'd suggest starting off by opening the .ics file in Notepad and verifying that it is a proper vCalendar file.

Cheers!
ET0000Commented:
This is a known problem:
   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287865/EN-US/
HORST320Author Commented:
ics file is listed here:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
METHOD:REQUEST
PRODID:Microsoft CDO for Microsoft Exchange
VERSION:2.0
BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
TZID:(GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-TZID:10
BEGIN:STANDARD
DTSTART:16010101T020000
TZOFFSETFROM:-0400
TZOFFSETTO:-0500
RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;WKST=MO;INTERVAL=1;BYMONTH=10;BYDAY=-1SU
END:STANDARD
BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
DTSTART:16010101T020000
TZOFFSETFROM:-0500
TZOFFSETTO:-0400
RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;WKST=MO;INTERVAL=1;BYMONTH=4;BYDAY=1SU
END:DAYLIGHT
END:VTIMEZONE
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTAMP:20050914T191108Z
DTSTART;TZID="(GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)":20050916T133000
SUMMARY:VS Apt
UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000400636883EB9C501000000000000000
 0100000003A9F5852ED417F42907A81C7BCBC81E1
ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=NEEDS-ACTION;RSVP=TRUE;CN="'Bryan Fr
 antz'":MAILTO:,mailto@company.com
ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=NEEDS-ACTION;RSVP=TRUE;CN="Lindsey,
 Steve":MAILTO:user@company.org
ORGANIZER;CN="Burkholder, Philip":MAILTO:sendersname@company.org
LOCATION:Admin Conf room
DTEND;TZID="(GMT-05.00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)":20050916T150000
DESCRIPTION:Bryan want to show us the latest options available from John Yo
 der's modifications.\N
SEQUENCE:0
PRIORITY:5
CLASS:
CREATED:20050914T191108Z
LAST-MODIFIED:20050914T191108Z
STATUS:CONFIRMED
TRANSP:OPAQUE
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-BUSYSTATUS:BUSY
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-INSTTYPE:0
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-INTENDEDSTATUS:BUSY
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-ALLDAYEVENT:FALSE
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-IMPORTANCE:1
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-OWNERAPPTID:703502293
BEGIN:VALARM
ACTION:DISPLAY
DESCRIPTION:REMINDER
TRIGGER;RELATED=START:-PT00H15M00S
END:VALARM
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR
ET0000Commented:
The easiest thing to do is to upgrade Outlook to a more recent version.

Your alternative is to follow the advice in the Microsoft article I mentioned above:
   To work around this problem, send an appointment in a format other than as an iCal item if you create the item in Outlook 2002 and send it to a computer that is running Outlook 2000 SR-1.

However, that will require you to get this outside user to send their appointments in a different format.

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HORST320Author Commented:
Thanks ET0000. I'm going to have my user check with the sender to hav the invite sent as another format.
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