Solved

Outlook 2010 and overlapping meetings

Posted on 2016-08-03
5
45 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-11
I have a complaint from several users that they can schedule a meeting to a resource, even if another meeting is already scheduled at the same time, creating this all conflicts. Help?
0
Comment
Question by:paco1969
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41740727
Overlapping meetings is allowed in Outlook 2010 forward (I am using Outlook 2016). It is unavoidable and the overlapping meetings sync into my iPhone as well.

I looked through Outlook Options (Calendar options) and there is no native way I can see to prevent this.

My guess is that a lot of us have overlapping meetings.
0
 

Author Comment

by:paco1969
ID: 41741069
John, thank you very much for your respond. I have not found another response on this. I have read other articles about with same answer that "cant's avoid conflicting meetings on 2010? is that possible??

Thanks
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41741074
I cannot see anything that stops overlapping meetings. I think most of us need to able to accept and sort out which meeting will be cancelled (it may not be the newest one coming in). Automation cannot do this.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Clark Kent earned 500 total points
ID: 41741718
Hello,
Meetings might overlap in the Outlook calendar.  You can change the settings in Outlook to automatically decline conflicting meeting requests as follows:

1. Go to ToolsOptions
2. On the Preferences tab, click on Calendar Options... button
3. Click on the Resource Scheduling button
4. Put a check next to Automatically decline conflicting meeting requests

Hopefully,this will help.
Thanks &  Regards,
Clark Kent
1
 

Author Closing Comment

by:paco1969
ID: 41752342
Thank you Superman!, that worked!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes Outlook might have problems sending a message. There may be various causes- corrupted PST, AV scanner etc. The message, instead of going to the Sent Items folder, sits in the Outbox indefinitely. To remove it you can use a free tool cal…
If you don't know how to downgrade, my instructions below should be helpful.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now