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How to get the Calendar or Task Reminders working
Usually it is found that there are scenarios where the outlook reminders stops cropping up. This article will cover the steps to get this working and other command line options available to handle other various issues of outlook.
Let us explore the various options available to get the Calendar or Task Reminders working in outlook. Firstly these can stop appearing if it is disabled in outlook. The procedure to get this enabled are as follows
Enabling the Calendar & Task Reminders
Go to Tools->options->Other->Advanced Options->Reminder Options
Click on the “display the Reminder check box”
Troubleshooting the Calendar or Task Reminders
To get the reminders make sure first it is Enabled in the outlook. The main reason for remainders to stop appearing is due to corrupt Task or appointment reminder entries in outlooks.
To fix the issues follow the below steps in order. But make sure you backup before taking up any of these steps just in order to be in safer side and to fall back in case of mistakes.
To backup the folder use the File->Import/export menu. Choose to export including the subfolders to a PST file. Than perform the above troubleshooting steps
Command Line switches
In outlook there are other switches which will help you in fixing other issues in outlook such as
Command-Line switch Purpose
------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- /CleanFreeBusy Cleans and regenerates free/busy information.
/Cleanfinders Removes saved searches from the Exchange Server store.
/CleanReminders Cleans and regenerates reminders.
/CleanViews Restores default views.
/CheckClient Prompt for default manager of e-mail, news, and contacts
/Recycle Starts Outlook using an existing Outlook window,if one exists.
/ResetFolders Restores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/ResetOutlookBar Rebuilds the Outlook Bar.
/Nopreview Turns off the Preview Pane and removes the option from the
/CleanSchedPlus Deletes all Schedule+ data (free/busy, permissions, and .CAL file)
from the server and allows the free/busy information from the
Outlook Calendar to be used and viewed by all Schedule+ 1.0 users.
/Safe Launches Outlook without extensions, preview pane or toolbar
For a detailed procedures and summary of command line refer “OL2000: Additional Command-Line Switches” @ http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;197180
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