SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY Folder Updated sporadically
Posted on 2006-12-01
We run Exchange 2003 in our organisation and have about 200 users using it through Outlook 2003. We don't yet use calendar but will start using it in about a months time. I am trying to make sure that it is all working before we change over to Outlook/Exchange calendar but am suffering a problem with these symptoms:
The Schedule+ Free Busy folder is very rarely updated - maybe only once or twice per day. This is the case even though we have set Outlook to publish free/busy information every 5 minutes. We have forced Outlook to publish 36 months of free/busy data using group policy.
When scheduling test meetings and looking for free/busy data you receive this error: "No Information. No Free/busy information could be retrieved." This is the case for some users but not others. Bizarrely, users that have published to the Schedule+ folder are producing this error, and some users who seemingly haven't published to the free/busy folder are having their free/busy information published successfully. Strange.
If anyone has any ideas I'd be most grateful.