"Copy: " added to Outlook meeting subject post-migration
Posted on 2012-04-03
We recently migrated our Exchange servers from a 3rd party hosted 2007 solution to Exchange 2010 onsite. I'll skip our migration method, but it basically boiled down to importing data via a .pst file. We notice that any calendar item created before the migration now has "COPY:" prepended to every meeting subject, and the organizer can no longer edit the meeting details. When opening the meeting, I find this message:
"This meeting was copied to your calendar and will not receive updates. To receive updates, contact the organizer <organizer name>."
Deleting and recreating the meetings is not an option, and I've already tried running a script I found on the web on a test user:
Dim myolApp As Outlook.Application
Dim calendar As MAPIFolder
Dim aItem As Object
Set myolApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set calendar = myolApp.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder
Dim iItemsUpdated As Integer
Dim strTemp As String
iItemsUpdated = 0
For Each aItem In calendar.Items
If Mid(aItem.Subject, 1, 6) = "Copy: " Then
strTemp = Mid(aItem.Subject, 7, Len(aItem.Subject) - 6)
aItem.Subject = strTemp
iItemsUpdated = iItemsUpdated + 1
MsgBox iItemsUpdated & " of " & calendar.Items.Count & " Meetings Updated"
However, all this does is remove the word "Copy: " from the subject, and does not actually resolve the meeting organizer issue.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.