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Monthly recurring meetings are declined if the "Schedule only during working hours" option is enabled in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

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In an Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) environment, you set a room mailbox to automatically accept meeting requests and restrict the time period to during working hours. However, you find that meeting requests that are booked against a room mailbox that is scheduled only during working hours are rejected as being outside working hours even though the meeting was scheduled for a time during working hours. The organizer receives the following error message:

Your Meeting Request was Declined.
This resource can only be Scheduled during the working hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Exchange Server 2007 SP1 treats the time as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) instead of local time. Therefore, the scheduled meeting is considered outside working hours.
To resolve this problem, install Update Rollup 9 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1. For more information about Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, see the following Exchange Help topic: For more information about how to obtain the latest Exchange service pack or update rollup, see the following Exchange Help topic:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings command, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Article ID: 968081 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 03:46:15 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

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