Can't connect to Outlook 2007

In my organization we are shifting mail platform from Lotus Notes to Outlook 2007. Because of that, I I need to create calendar appointments in Outlook that were previously created in Lotus Notes.

I am trying to run a VB Script file (.vbs file) with the following code line:
Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

When I run it, I get the following error on that line:
ActiveX can't create object: 'Outlook.Application'

I get a similar error when I try to connect directly from Lotus Notes 7.0.3 (in LotusScript, which is similar to Visual Basic) with the line:
Set appOutl = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

Then I get the error:
"Cannot create automation object"

So, it seems to me, that there is some setup or configuration that I need to do to make this work. Any suggestions?
kasperEHAsked:
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Save yourself a lot of time (and money), and buy some conversion tool. There are many available, like
http://www.exportnotes.com/calendar
http://www.lotus-notes-export.com/XitNotes.asp
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/lotus_notes_to_outlook_converter_software/
http://search.techrepublic.com.com/search/ibm+lotus+notes+and+microsoft+outlook.html

By the way, what a pity you're moving to Outlook, now there's R8... But if you use only mail on Domino, and no applications, I can understand... Still...
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kasperEHAuthor Commented:
We are planning to still use the Notes client for applications. That's why we need the buttons inside Domino applications that create Notes appointments to create Outlook appointments. We ARE using a conversion tool to convert existing mails and calendar appointments, but I am talking about new appointments created in Domino applications. We don't want to start up a conversion tool every time a user clicks on a Create Appointment button in this application. There are also other areas where we need to access Outlook from other applications, but it's not working.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
Ah, now I understand, me silly. Your Outlook, is that Outlook via DAMO or POP3, or do you have an Exchange server running?

If you cannot use CreateObject("Outlook.Application"), I assume there's something wrong with the installed Office environment. Maybe a reinstall is required.

There is of course the Calendar Connector in Domino, AFAIK but it would require that you have Domino and Exchange to exchange calendaring information continuously.

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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
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kasperEHAuthor Commented:
We have an Exchange Server running.

I have done a reinstall of Office 2007 and now I can actually create an appointment from within Notes. So far, so good! But now I get an "Automation object error" in Notes after creating the appointment in Outlook. I will post an update on monday after looking more into this.
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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
If you have Exchange and Domino running, also in the future, you could try to create appointments in the Notes environment and let the Calendar Connector do its job.

Have a nice weekend!
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kasperEHAuthor Commented:
We are not planning to continue with Domino mail files on the server, and I think that would be necessary to use the Calendar Connector.

Anyway,  it worked after the reinstall, so I'll accept that as a solution.

Thanks for helping me.
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