Outlook '07 works fine here. Did you tell iTunes thats the program you wanted to sync from? That's all i did.
Well, after an hour on the phone with Apple (level 2 support), they basically admitted that they are aware of a problem with the iTunes sync plugin for Outlook. They have escalated the problem to engineering, and are hoping for resolution soon (whatever that means).
I have spent (wasted) about 5 hours trying everything I could find on the Apple forums, here, and anywhere with only transient luck. After reinstalling iTunes and re-enabling the plugin manually in Outlook, I got the iPhone to sync contacts and calendar once. Since then, no syncing, and I still get the Outlook error every time it launches.
Let's hope they fix this soon.
See post 15 and post 19 of this thread.I got the message about enabling in the plugin and needing to go to Help. Unfortunately, it didn't say Help IN WHICH PROGRAM? I've looked in iTunes Help and Outlook Help and haven't found anything. Where did you go to reenable the plugin?
Tried the new iTunes update. No luck. Still no can sync calendar.Anyone try the new iTunes update yet? I won't have time until tonight, but I wonder if this has been addressed?
I have the same problem. Outlook 2003, Win XP sp 2. While some items sync, most do not. Test items in the iPhone or calendar do not sync. No error messages. Have spent HOURS on the phone with Apple support, who CLAIMS I am the ONLY one having this problem. They should read all the posts at this site.I have tried and tried in vain to get the iPhone to sync with Outlook 2007. iTunes indicates that it is doing a sync, but when it is completed, there are no contacts or calendar data on the device. Anyone else have this problem/discovered a solution?
This worked for me. I actually had two PST files being used on the same PC. I exported to a new PST named Outlook.pst. Then I redirected everything to look at the new file. Be sure that you export from the root of your email, i.e., where inbox, sent, etc. all reside under; and be sure to select the "all subfolders" checkbox during the export process. Can't thank you enough for sharing your solution. Syncing with outlook was the top priority for me when I bought the iPhone. Thanks!I was one of those people experiencing sync problems with my iPhone and Outlook Calendar.
At first I was unaware Outlook had disabled "Outlook iTunes Sync Addin" - also known as the file "OutlookSyncClient.dll". Luckily, I came across this thread. Sure enough, under "Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > COM Add-Ins" there were two Apple plug-ins: "iTunes Outlook Addin" was checkmarked but "Outlook iTunes Sync Addin" was not. No matter what I did, I could not get this plug-in to stay checkmarked.
I went to "Help > About Microsoft Outlook > Disabled Items" and found "Outlook iTunes Sync Addin" had been DISABLED by Outlook. When I re-activated it, Outlook CRASHED, prompting me to disable the plug-in in order for Outlook to operate correctly. Obviously something was very wrong, here.
After reading other's comments and suggestions on this thread, my solution was to save an export of my data to another ".pst" data file. I first copied my original file ("Outlook.pst" located in "C: Documents and Settings/(user)/Local Settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook") into a new folder I called "BACKUP" just in case something went wrong. Then I made a new folder called "EXPORT".
I then exported my data by way of "File > Import and Export > Export to a file > Personal Folder File (.pst)". Making sure to save it off to my "EXPORT" folder, I named it "Outlook.pst" -- just like the original.
Now the big moment: I SHUT DOWN Outlook and copied the exported file in "EXPORT" to the same folder as the original - replacing the original file. Open Outlook and all my contact and calendar data came up fine. Time to RE-ACTIVATE "Outlook iTunes Sync Addin" by way of "Help > About Microsoft Outlook" in the menu and clicking on the "Disabled Items" button. When I did, Outlook didn't crash! Everything seems to load fine now.
Time to Load up iTunes, plug in my iPhone, and the sync my calendar. iTunes Sync works flawlessly! All my Outlook calendar info is now on my iPhone and I'm good-to go. I've tried this several times and the issue seems to be completely resolved. Thanks guys for all of your advice! Hopefully this thread will help others out as well.
I was having a lot of the same problems as most on this thread with syncing my outlook 2003 calendar and iPhone. Here is what I did to fix the problem:
1. I was checking the com addin box for Outlook iTunes sync addin and it kept unchecking itself. I solved this by going to Help...About Microsoft Outlook....disabled items....choose outlook iTunes sync addin.
2. After enabling that com add-in, you can then go and check the box:
tools...options....other....advanced options....com add-ins...check the outlook iTunes sync addin
3. After restarting outlook and iTunes, i was still having problems syncing but the final fix was temporarily disabling my norton internet security.
It synced perfectly after that. I was even able to sync contacts (previously I was syncing contacts through the windows option instead of outlook)
Hope this helps everyone. I have been frustrated all day, but it looks as if that is over now!
I've tried every suggestion that posters, Apple, and Microsoft has suggested to sync my Outlook 2007 Calendar to my iPhone but nothing worked. Thanks to one dedicated Microsoft employee that would not let this issue die until it was solved, I FINALLY was able to sync my Outlook 2007 Calendar to my iPhone. It was so easy it's incredible. I hope that it works for others that are having the same problem Good luck.
Locate the scanpst.exe file on your PC, then click on it to execute the file.
Type the path and file name of the .pst files
Note: The .PST files are always located in the C:\Documents and Settings\<user account>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
(<user account> is the name of your windows account, C: is the system partition where the Operation System locate.)
NOTE: Enable the box of " Make backup of scanned file before repairing " if the PST file need to repair.
Then try to sync the iPhone again. Hopefully this works for you as well as it worked for me.
Finally got my Outlook 2003 Calendar sync to work. I tried most of the ideas on this forum, but here is what finally worked for me...
I went into my Outlook Calendar and selected view by recurring appointment. I then went into every single one of my annual recurring events and made a small change (just added the type...either birthday or anniversary coding) and then closed them.
The next time I synced, it worked just fine.
So, as far as I can tell, other than the above, you need to make sure that you have reenabled the iTune addins if you disabled when outlook crashed. That is under the help: about microsoft office outlook: disabled items button. Make sure that both addins are checked under the tools: options: other: advanced options com add-ins button. I think that is all you need.
However, other stuff that I did that may have contributed to it all working now...I uninstalled all Palm Treo related software. And I reset my device twice. Also disabled MacAfee antivirus.
Thank you everyone who contributed potential solutions here.
Tried to "add the type" to my recurring appts and cannot see where to do so. Can you please explain the clicks to do this? I would like to try your solution on my system. Still not able to sync Outlook 2003 with iPhone.