You cannot disable the "No end date" option for appointments, meeting requests, tasks, or task requests in Outlook 2003

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Symptoms
When you set the range of recurrence for a new recurring appointment, meeting request, task, or task request in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, you cannot disable the No end date option. The No end date option is always available when you set the range of recurrence.
Resolution

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Office Outlook 2003 hotfix package that is dated April 28, 2008.For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
952143 Description of the Office Outlook 2003 hotfix package: April 28, 2008

How to disable the "No end date" option

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To disable the No end date option automatically, go to the "Fix it for me" section. To disable the No end date option yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me

To disable the No end date option automatically, click the Fix itbutton or link. Click Runin the File Downloaddialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.



Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.


Let me fix it myself

To disable the No end date option for recurring appointments, for meeting requests, for tasks, or for task requests yourself after you apply this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Outlook 2003.
  2. Start Registry Editor.
    • In Windows Vista, click Startthe Start button, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

      User Account Control permissionIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences
    If you use policies, select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Note Both these registry keys perform the same function.
  4. After you select the key that step 3 specifies, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type DisableRecurNoEnd, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click DisableRecurNoEnd, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
After you apply this hotfix and after you disable the No end date option in Outlook 2003, the No end date option functions as follows:
  • Existing recurring appointments, meeting requests, tasks, or task requests function as before. However, the No end date option is unavailable.
  • If you change the recurring appointment, meeting request, task, or task request to end after several occurrences or to end by a specific date, you cannot set the No end date option.
Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the the No end date option is disabled. If the No end date option is disabled, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
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