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Connect MOSS Calendar to Outlook 2003

  Asked By: Kassandra    Date: Apr 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 1416

There is a strange problem, not sure any of you have seen this:

In MOSS Calendar, create a all day event. Then connect this calendar
to Outlook, in Outlook, the all day event from MOSS shows up across 2
days. For example, I setup an all day event on 4/22 on MOSS. In
Outlook it shows up as the following: 4/21 from 7:00 PM to 4/22 6:59 PM.

How can I fix this problem? It looks like this is related to timezone.
The Regional Settings of Site Action ->Site Administration is correct.
The web application general settings of the Central Admin is correct
too. Maybe something on the Exchange Server?

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Ivette Burris     Answered On: Apr 22

The Exchange server is not involved in this at all. Are you sure that
the local client timezone matches the server timezone?

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Kaitlyn Clark     Answered On: Apr 22

Could you please be more specific?

For sure my laptop's timezone is correct and the server's timezone
running SharePoint is correct too. And the database server is on the
SharePoint server.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Latanya Nieves     Answered On: Apr 22

But are the timezones the same? All calendar  items in SharePoint are
going to be scheduled according to the server TZ, no conversion is done
to display in the client's local TZ in the web UI. If the TZ's aren't
the same, then conversion *will* happen when you sync with Outlook,
therefore if the server and client TZs aren't the same time times will
not match.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Vidisha Pathak     Answered On: Apr 22

Yes, both the client (my laptop with Outlook 2003) and MOSS Server's
timezones are the same.

UI presentation of the MOSS calendar  is fine. The problem lies with
the display of the synched calendar in Outlook.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Malcolm Maxwell     Answered On: Apr 22

I suspect the problem is that SharePoint stores everything in Universal
time code format but displays it in a particular Time Zone. I think
when SharePoint gets the copy of the all day event it gets it in UTC,
which won't match the Outlook Time Zone. I've seen the same thing
happen if I create an all day appointment while on the road. When I get
back home and switch my Time Zone back to local time the all day
appointment will now show across two days.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Mayur Mandal     Answered On: Apr 22

I think you are right but I hope you
are not.

Does this mean it is a bug in SharePoint?

 
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