Outlook Send Recieve Free/Busy grayed out

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am doing a migration from Exchange 2003 - 2007, I've tested free busy over and over from every concievable client and server setting I could think of.  Everything appears to be working, if I use the /cleanfreebusy switch then add users to a meeting I can view their availability.

However when I go to send/recieve and look at "free/busy" it appears grayed out.  Now it appears to be working aside from manually downloading the free busy.  Not really sure how to go about troubleshooting this since free/busy appears to be working.
Question by:typicaldude
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    I don't think you have anything to troubleshoot.
    Free/Busy information is managed automatically by Outlook. It is greyed out on my system as well.
    I think that option is enabled if you were publishing to an external source for free/busy information. A web site for example. You can see the settings (which do not need to be touched) in Outlook Options, Calendar Options, Free/Busy Options... , Other Free/Busy (yes it is buried on Outlook 2007).


    Author Closing Comment

    This is what I thought, but I just want to make certain everything is 100% before moving mailboxes.  We manage the free/busy via an ADM template and GPO.  But I wasn't certain if having the option for a manual download via "send/receive" was supposed to be grayed out.  Thank you!

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