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Outlook 2010 and overlapping meetings

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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?
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by:John Hurst
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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.
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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
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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.
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Clark Kent earned 2000 total points
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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
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Thank you Superman!, that worked!
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