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Outlook 2010 Auto Accept Meeting Invites as Tentative

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Anyone know where they hid the option in Outlook 2010 to automatically accept meeting invites as tentative so they will show on my calendar even before I accept or reject them?
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independent Technology Professional
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File, Options, Calendar... All the way down at the bottom is "resource scheduling". You can set how it responds to meeting requests there.
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tools, options, prefrences, calendar options..

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Enable calendar atendant in OWA (2010: Options->Settings->Calendar->Automatic Processing).
If not available, you must create a rule with "run a script" action, after you add with Alt-F11 following VBScript in context ThisOutlookSession:

Sub AutoAcceptMeetings(oRequest As MeetingItem)
If oRequest.MessageClass <> "IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Request" Then
Exit Sub
Dim oAppt As AppointmentItem
Set oAppt = oRequest.GetAssociatedAppointment(True)
Dim oResponse
Set oResponse = oAppt.Respond(olMeetingAccepted, True)
oResponse.Display
End Sub

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Thank you BillBondo and TBone for your answers, I had found those options, but there isn't a choice that I'm seeing to enable automatic processing and have the meetings marked as tentative. When I enable those options, it simply accepts the request if there is no conflicting appointment on my calendar. I am about to check OWA.

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I checked OWA but our exchange server is 2003, not 2010. Reading the above VB I don't see where it's accepting the meeting as tentative. Is there any alternative to that?
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independent Technology Professional
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I was thinking auto-accept. Yes, what yobri says is true. Outlook will mark a meeting as tentative on the invitee's calendar until they respond to the invitation.

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Sorry for the delayed response. No, I do not need to have a status sent to the originator. I am now curious as to how it shows on my Droid. Really, I want to see the tentative meetings on both Outlook and my Droid so that I can see who's trying to fill up my schedule and rank the importance of the events so that I can respond properly.
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