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When I try to setup a meeting in outlook with multiple people, I can mouse over the blocks and actaully see the title of entries in their calendars.  Is there a way I can prevent this?

I am using Outlook 2003 hosted on Exchange 2007.
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by:Glen Knight
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This is free/busy information.


You can turn it off in Outlook by going to: Tools > Options > Calendar Options > Free/Busy Options
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by:npinfotech
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Thanks demazter.  Following your path, I don't see a place to disable the option.

By the way, I still want people to see when I am busy or not, I just don't want them to be able to mouse over each of my time blocks and see actual time block information (calendar entry title and information).
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by:Glen Knight
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The information is client controlled, you cannot control what is published only how it is viewed.

You are looking for the screen atached.

From Tools > Options > Calendar > Free/Busy Options (button)
 free-busy.jpg
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by:npinfotech
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demazter, are you getting that screenshot from Outlook 2007?
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Ooops :) You are on 2003! Let me just power up my VM.
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OK, you don't have those options with Outlook 2003 so the answer I am afraid is "it's not possible"
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by:npinfotech
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Actually, the solution is in the same area code as what you listed.  If you right-click on the calendar, select properties > permissions tab and set both "default" and "anonymous" permissions to "none", it appears to do the trick.
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AHh, just in the wrong place, didn't look there :(
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I gave credit anyway.
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