Your Out of Office Settings cannot be displayed

KB ID 0000197 Dtd 04/03/10


Seen on Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 talking to Exchange 2007 (Note this fixes Outlook 2007 but NOT 2010.) When opening the “Out Of Office Assistant.”

Out of Office error

Your Out of Office Settings cannot be displayed, because the Server is currently unavailable. Try Again Later

Other Symtoms

1. You see hash marks in the Scheduling Assistant.

2. You see “Object reference not set to an instance of an object.” error when running the Poweshell cmdlet Test-OutlookWebServices.

3. The OOF Log shows “Response error code: 00000000” and “HTTP status code: 0”.


This is caused by a .NET error.

To Fix it install this HOTFIX (Afterwards neither Exchange or Outlook needs restarting.)

install .net

To Workaround.

Option 1

Use the out of office assistant with Outlook Web Access.

out of office assistant

Option 2 (On a client by Client basis)

Note: This will only work if you have Schedule+ Free/Busy Public folders, you will only have this if you ticked “Yes” at the “Do you have computers running Outlook 2003..” option when Exchange was installed.

exchange client settings

1. On the affected Outlook machine, Click Start >  Run >  regedit > {enter}

2 Navigate to, HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0OutlookOptionsCalendar

3. Right click in the right hand window > New DWORD

4. Call it UseLegacyFB set its value to 1

5.Exit Regedit.

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