Outlook 2007 recurring appointments RRS feed

  • Question

  •   I just upgraded from Office 2003 to 2007.  I have a problem with Outlook 2007 recurring appointments.  I did NOT have similar problems in Outlook 2003.  I have seen posts that recommend removing a Outlookaddinsetup program and Outlookaddin by Cyberlink from Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs but neither is in my list.  Someone else found an MediaDirect addin in Outlook->Tools->TrustCenter but I didn't find anything similiar.  It's been recommended to delete the offending appointments.  I use Outlook to keep track of work-related dates which are important for me to accurately maintain so I can't delete them.   I don't use Exchange so I can't cache. 

     As I add new appointments, without reminders and without recurrence, they continue to show up on the calendar for weeks after the scheduled date.  When I open the appointment, it does not indicate a recurrence (that is, recurrence is not highlighted) but when I open the recurrence box/window, they are automatically set as weekly recurring without an end date. 


    Any suggestions?  I use a Thinkpad T60, XP Pro sp2.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 9:24 PM

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    I am having the same issues. Evertime I create an appointment it recurres all over the place and sometimes when I try to remove the recurrance it wont do it. Did you ever fix the problem?
    Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:07 PM

    same issue for me. I found this Outlookaddin in control panel..programs..but can not uninstall. many forums are full of suggestion that get rid of this. I cant do that. any ideas ???  Its unbelieveable that Microsoft doesn't test such basic thing.....and those freaky nuts in Redmond think they are smartest guys around.....unbelievable.
    Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:36 PM
  • Same problem using a Dell XPS 1530 w/ Vista Ultimate.  If I change the wording or date of an appointment, it becomes a recurring appointment.  Tried rebuilding the Outlook.pst file with scanpst.exe and it seems to always find errors and fix them, but the problem keeps happening.  Hello Microsoft - is there a problem out there?  Did not have the issue with Office 2003 on a Dell Windows XP Pro machine.

    Saturday, February 16, 2008 4:39 PM
  • This same thing happens with me too, almost without fail.  I change an appt, and it sets it to Recurring without my asking it to. 


    On one occasion, I edited one appointment, and it changed another unrelated appointment on the same day to Recurring, but not the one I was editing.  Wierd.


    Also, if you open an appt and edit the date, it often doesn't take.  It just puts it back on the same date as before, but with a Recurring status.  Did this behavior twice in a row, and then finally went to the right date.


    I'm on a Dell Vostro 1500 with XP, if that matters.

    Friday, February 29, 2008 6:44 PM
  • Reid:  I believe I have found an answer for this, without removing 'outlookaddinsetup' by uninstalling the program.  If you go to the following location 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\outlook.exe' and right click the program and select 'Run as Administrator', Outlook will open.  Go to the Tools menu, select Trust Center and click on Add-Ins.  Go to the bottom where it says 'Manage Com Add-Ins' and click on 'Go'.  Scroll down and see if you have a com add-in named 'OutlookAddin'.  Uncheck the box, say OK and restart Outlook.  That should end your problem with appointments becoming recurring.  So far, it's worked for me and I have a Dell 1530 w/ Vista Ultimate and Office Professional 2007 (which did not come with the PC).

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:27 PM
  • Hi,

    Yep I use a Dell Vostro 1500 (XP SP2) and was having same problem with recurring apoointments, only when I invited someone.


    This advice worked for me too.




    Monday, April 14, 2008 9:53 AM
  • Finally a solution to this incredibly annoying problem!

    Since the bug has been around for so long, I would have thought that Microsoft would have fixed it by now.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:26 AM

    I have a Dell XPS with pre-loaded Vista Ultimate and Office 2007. I had this problem and it was driving me mad. I tried this solution and it appears to have worked. Thank you!




    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 7:43 AM

    This has been driving me nuts for a couple months.  Your fix seems to have taken care of the problem.

    Friday, May 9, 2008 5:43 PM
  • Here is my problem:

    I am running Outlook 2007 and everyone else in the office is running 2003. When I send them meeting invites, they always come in as never ending recurring meetings. The only way I have found to make this not happen is to make my invite recurring with it ending after one occurrence. I already tried the above but that addin was not enabled on my Outlook setup. Anybody have any other suggestions?

    Saturday, May 17, 2008 2:25 PM
  • This worked for me! Thanks


    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:40 AM
  • Rodbeck,


    Thanks, thanks, thanks.  This problem was a major pain in the a$$$ and without your detailed solution I would not have solved this on my own.  Shame on Microsoft for not sovling this basic issue that should have been caught in QA testing!



    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:41 PM
  • Thank you very much for the solution, it worked for me also.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:46 AM
  • Worked for me too, nice job.  I just hope disabling the OutlookAddin does not negatively effect anything else I might need.  Thanks.


    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:53 PM
  • I've been frustrated by this bug, too and the correction posted by rodbeck works great!  Thanks for the suggestion. 


    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 6:41 PM
  •  rodbeck wrote:

    Reid:  I believe I have found an answer for this

    This worked for me also. Crazy that MS hasn't fixed this, that they just let customers figure it out for themselves.
    Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:28 PM
  • rodbeck: I, as many others have added, can't thank you enough for finding a solution to this annoying bug! However, I seem to have a problem that others are not experiencing. when I try your solution, and try to uncheck the addin i get a notification that says "the connnected state of officeaddins registered in HKEY_LOCAL_Machine cannot be changed". Any idea how to solve this? I double checked to make sure I was running under admin, but still have the problem.


    Thank you!


    Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:38 PM