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When you create a client-only rule to delete meeting requests in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, received meeting requests are sent to the Deleted Items folder as expected. However, a tentative appointment still appears in the Outlook 2007 calendar.
You do not expect an appointment to appear in the calendar when you delete the associated meeting request. If you manually delete a meeting request, no appointment appears in the Outlook 2007 calendar. Also, if you use a server-side rule to delete meeting requests, no appointment appears in the Outlook 2007 calendar.
This problem occurs because of the way in which Outlook 2007 processes the client-only rule to delete the meeting request. Outlook 2007 processes the rule after Microsoft Exchange Server puts the tentative appointment on the calendar. Therefore, the following behavior occurs:
To work around this problem, manually delete the tentative appointment from the Outlook 2007 calendar.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.