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This article describes how you can regenerate the free-and-busy data in the Schedule+ Free Busy system folder from the calendar information contained in each user's mailbox. The data does not republish unless you change the effected user's calendar, even if the free-and-busy data is deleted from the system folder.
If the data in the Schedule+ Free Busy system folder is deleted (by the use of the Guidgen.exe utility or by other means), there is an unsupported utility that allows the free/busy data to quickly and automatically repopulate. This utility is used to add an appointment to the calendar of all affected users, which is the equivalent of sending an appointment by means of e-mail and having all users accept it manually.
To obtain this utility, please contact Microsoft Support.
Important Microsoft does not support this utility. The use of this utility may corrupt your free/busy information. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems caused by the utility can be fixed. Use of this tool is at your own risk. Currently two versions of this utility exists that you can obtain by contacting Microsoft Product Support Services:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote To use the two utilities, you must install Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) on the Exchange Server computer that runs the utilities. For the best results, run these commands from the console of the Exchange Server computer. In addition, you must log on to the Exchange Server computer by using a Microsoft Windows NT account, and you must have the permission to change each user's calendar (for example, service account). For more information about how to assign service account access in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/262054/ )How to get service account access to all mailboxes in Exchange 2000
821897Before you run either of these utilities, create a Comma Separated Value (CSV) input file that lists each user's mailbox whose free-and-busy information you want to update. In the CSV file, list the mailboxes in the following format:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/821897/ )How to assign service account access to all mailboxes in Exchange Server 2003
Mailbox Alias, Mailbox Home ServerTo run the Updatefb.exe Visual Basic (GUI) utility:
The CPPCDO command-line version of the program runs with the following parameters:
CPPCDO <input filename><output filename>The utility performs the following steps:
Article ID: 294282 - Last Review: October 25, 2007 - Revision: 9.5