How to Remove Out-of-Date Meeting Requests and Responses

Exchange 2007

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to remove out-of-date meeting requests and responses. Removing these items helps reduce the number of meeting messages that users must manage.

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, you cannot use the Exchange Management Console to remove out-of-date meeting requests and responses.

Specifically, when you perform this procedure, the following actions occur:

  • Out-of-date meeting updates are deleted

  • Redundant meeting responses that do not contain text are deleted

  • Meeting messages that contain text (for example, responses with additional text or attachments) are preserved

You can use Microsoft Outlook Web Access to remove out-of-date meeting requests and responses on a per-user basis. For more information, see "Calendar Options" in Outlook Web Access Help.

To run the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  • Run the following command:

    Set-MailboxCalendarSettings -Identity "Ellen Adams" - RemoveOldMeetingMessages:$true

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings reference topic.

For information about how to disable the removal of out-of-date meeting requests and responses, see How to Disable the Removal of Out-of-Date Meeting Requests and Responses.