Recurring meetings are accepted when their time conflicts on the same room mailbox in Exchange Server 2013

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013 EnterpriseExchange Server 2013 Standard Edition

Symptoms


Assume that you set values of calendar processing parameters (such as the ConflictPercentageAllowed and MaximumConflictInstances parameters) to 0 to forbid any conflict for recurring meetings in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 environment. When you book two adjacent recurring meetings that have a start date six months ago from now on the same room mailbox and then you make their running time conflicted, these bookings are not declined.

Cause


This issue occurs because conflicts for recurring meetings are only checked for the latest six months.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install Cumulative Update 9 for Exchange Server 2013.

Workaround


To work around this issue, delete the old recurring meeting, and then create a new one that recurs from today to the end date.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.