Free/Busy sometimes not showing more than 2 months ahead
Posted on 2006-05-14
I'm hoping someone can help me with a problem we're experiencing with Free/Busy.
We have our Outlook clients set (through a group policy) to publish 24 months of free/busy data.
However, sometimes the free/busy data is reset to the default 3 months.
When this happens, it often requires "outlook /cleanfreebusy" to get it to 24 months again, though sometimes it's enough if the user logs on to their mailbox with Outlook.
Since this happens mostly with Blackberry and/or PDA users, we expect CDO may be the problem.
I found articles stating that CDO defaults to 3 months, but can be programmatically set to publish more. I do not see any options for this in our Blackberry Enterprise Server.
Any idea how I can assure that all my applications (and especially the BES) publish the same amount of free/busy?
Is it also possible that OWA messes things up? I know that OWA uses a different method to publish the data, but I'm not sure if it could cause this problem.
Any thoughts are appreciated.