You receive a "Write operation failed" error message when you publish calendar free-and-busy information from Outlook 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1)

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SYMPTOMS
After you change the URL for previously published free-and-busy data, the next time you publish calendar free-and-busy information from Outlook, you receive the following error message:
An error occurred publishing your Internet free/busy data. Write operation failed at URL:
http://host/username.vfb
CAUSE
After you change the Publish at this URL setting in the Free/Busy Options dialog box, Outlook updates the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar\Internet Free/Busy
Outlook does not, however, change the following registry keys, which contain values equal to the previous publishing information:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Webposts\FrontPageWPP\Sites\Microsoft Outlook Internet Free/Busy Web Server

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Webposts\Sites\Microsoft Outlook Internet Free/Busy Web Server
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

File nameDateSizeVersion
Outllib.dll12/14/20005,328,946 bytesOutlib.dll 9.0.0.4813
Outllibr.dll12/14/20001,675,315 bytesOutlibr.dll 9.0.0.4813


STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Outlook 2000, Service Release 1 (SR-1). This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3).
MORE INFORMATION
To set the URL for publishing free-and-busy data, follow these steps:
  1. On the Outlook Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click Calendar Options in the Options dialog box.
  3. Click Free/Busy Options.
  4. Click to select the Publish my free/busy information check box.
  5. Type the URL where you want free-and-busy information to be published to in the Publish at this URL box, and then click OK.
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