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XWEB: Meeting Request for February 29 Does Not Work with Asian Outlook Web Access

Article ID: 255225

Article Last Modified on 10/6/2005


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q255225


If you use the Korean version of Outlook Web Access (OWA) and you try to create or edit meeting requests that fall on February 29 of a leap year, you cannot create or edit the meeting requests, and you may receive the following error message:

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You must specify a valid date. Check your entries in this dialog box to make sure they represent a valid date.


This problem can occur because the data-parsing code in Outlook Web Access does not account for some special situations that occur if you use certain Asian operating system versions.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Outlook Web Access version 5.5 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date          Time      Size      File name     Language
   2/21/2000     2:40 PM   8,949     Pick.asp      Language Neutral 
   2/21/2000     2:40 PM   30,760    FrmRoot.asp   Language Neutral

To apply this fix, rename the two files, Pick.asp and Frmroot.asp, and then copy the new versions to the same folder. The default file locations are as follows:

  • Webdata\language\Calendar\Pick.asp
  • Webdata\language\Forms\Ipm\Schedule\Meeting\Request\FrmRoot.asp


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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