Getting: Your Out of Office settings cannot be displayed, because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later.

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I am using Outlook 2007 on Windows Ultimate 64. Outlook works fine, I can send and receive emails. But when I try to open the Out of Office assistant via the Tools message, it sits there for a while and then gives me this message.

I can work around this by remote desktopping into an old XP machine and accessing the assistant via that machine. Works fine on there.

If you Google this you can find countless references to other people having the same problem. This used to work but then stopped working after some .NET critical update patches.

One reference here (http://absoblogginlutely.net/2009/1...-currently-unavailable-try-again-later-fixed/) talks about an MS article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952883 ) which contains a patch for this.

But it tells you this patch has been superseded by hotfix KB97681, and if you search for that, then there are no pages for it except for other people who are also looking for it.

I then found this link (http://social.answers.microsoft.com...g/thread/a8fd0129-cebc-4d9d-8380-4ae08acbf291) which tells you that, no, you actually have to call Microsoft and possibly have to pay, even though though this was broken by a Microsoft .NET update.

Grrr. Sigh. Why Microsoft, why? Does anyone know of a work around or another client that can do this? Maybe ThunderBird or something?

 
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