I assign a task, but recipient can't accept/decline.


I have assigned someone a task from outlook. They receive my task via
e-mail; however, cannot accept or decline. The task is not added to their
list of tasks and I don't receive a appectance or declination from person.
Please tell me what I am doing wrong.


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Using Outlook 2003, when I assign a task to another user, they cannot on
receipt of the task, either open it, nor accept or decline it. It can be
viewed in the reading pane.
Additionally, if I receive a task from someone, I have exaclty the same
problem.

These tasks are sent via web-mail as opposed to internal server mail.

Can anybody help me sort this so tasks acxn be assigned properly.

Rgds
Andrew




1-
I am using the Tasks function in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (Exchange Server 2010). When I
assign a task to someone else and keep a copy of it in my Tasks list, the
Category that I assigned that task disappears. Why? and how can I get the
Category back?
2-
When I assign them a task with a category selected, it
disapears when they accept the task. Then, they update the task with the
appropriate category. But it does not update my task list. I can manually
assign the category to their task in my task list, but then when they update
the task on their side - due date, notes, etc. and save, then my category
gets wiped out again. We did this side by side to confirm we were indeed
using the same categories.

I think something is broken somewhere
Please Help me




I am using the Tasks function in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. When I
assign a task to someone else and keep a copy of it in my Tasks list, the
Category that I assigned that task disappears. Why? and how can I get the
Category back?




I am using the Tasks function in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. When I
assign a task to someone else and keep a copy of it in my Tasks list, the
Category that I assigned that task disappears. Why? and how can I get the
Category back?




http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010347821033.asp x?pid=CH011542531033

Oftentimes you have a single project, such as preparing a presentation, that
requires more than one person to complete the job. In these situations,
you'll want to track each person's progress to ensure that the team finishes
the project on time. In Outlook 2002, if you assign the project as a single
task to more than one person, you can't keep an updated copy of the task in
your task list. What's the solution?

Divide the project into separate tasks, each with the project name in the
task title. Then assign each task to one individual. For example, you might
divide the presentation project into two tasks with the following titles:
Prepare sales presentation: John Doe; Prepare sales presentation: Jane Doe.
After you create each task and click the Assign Task button, make sure you
select the Keep an updated copy of this task on my task list check box on the
Task tab. If you want status reports, too, select the Send me a status report
when this task is complete check box.

As these people work on their tasks, you'll receive updates so you can
monitor their progress, keep the project on track, and keep your boss happy!

"duxxyy" wrote:

> Sam, if you found any, I'm interested too...
>
>
> Thanx.
>
> "Sam" wrote:
>
> > I see. Are you aware of any third party tools that run off of Outlook that
> > would also keep me in the loop with tasks I assign to others?
> > --
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sam
> >
> >
> > "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> > > Once you assign a task, it no longer belongs to you and you will not get
> > > reminders. You can always create a task that has in its body a list of
> > > tasks that you have assigned, the assignee and the due dates. Give that
> > > task a daily recurrence so you can check on those employees who have
> > > assignments due that day. Once completed, use the Line Through on their
> > > assignment in the Task body to remind you that the task is done.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
> > >
> > > Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
> > > unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
> > > reading.
> > >
> > > After furious head scratching, Sam asked:
> > >
> > > | Hi,
> > > |
> > > | We're currently using Outlook 2000 and 2003 w/ Exchange 2000 backend
> > > | in our company. I want to use Outlook for task management but I don't
> > > | think Outlook will give me reminders on tasks that I assign to other
> > > | employees. It's critical for me to stay on top of my employees. How
> > > | can I have Outlook give me reminders on tasks that I assigned to
> > > | other employees?
> > >
> > >
> > >




When I assign a task to more than one preson at a time, but I want to keep an
updated copy of the task on my task list copy and get status reports, I get
an error message that says, "This task request is addressed to more than one
recipient. Your copy of this task will not be updated."

I'm using Outlook 2003 with Exchange Server. Is there anyway to get around
this?




Dear all,

I use an Exchange Server 2007 account and OE2007 as mail client. I noticed that there are wrong behaviours when asssigning a task request to an user belonging to a differnt Exchange domain.

More in detail, I assign a task request using OE2007 (from my exchange domain EXC_A) to a user whose email is hosted by a different domain EXC_B, using OE2007 as well.
But then the recipient gets a normal mail message, where the task data is in plain text.

Assigning a task to another user within the same Exchange domain works fine: the recipients can see the task data properly.

I also made some test from my Exchange account to a NON-exchange domain (GMAIL for instance) and even in this case the task assignement works fine.

Are there any kind of problem when the task request must cross different Exchange domains? if so, how can I assign tasks to a user in a differnt EXC domain, if possible?

Thank you in advance for every suggestion.

Greetings,
Francesco




often a task includes important details that others ought to be cc'd, now I
assign a task to one person but have to send a separate email to others to
inform them of what is going on. Seems like an easy software convenience
feature that should be readily accessible as an option when assigning tasks




Hi,

outlook 2003 with sp2 O.S. windows xp HE

When I assign a task or when I receive an assigned task, the task is a
simple email message without the options to accept or refuse it; and i
cannot automatically add it to my task.
There is somthing I do wrong?
Thank You and sorry for my english.

Roby ff




I like the functionality in Outlook/Exchange where I can assign a task to
another person, and have it track the status in my Tasks list.

But what I need is to be able to send out a task to a GROUP of people on our
Exchange server, and allow one person to take ownership of it (ghosting out
the Accept capability, then, for the rest).

What I'm trying desperately to do is to broadcast tasks to a group of people
(eg. HelpDesk, etc.), allowing them "first come first served" access to
accepting & taking ownership of a task.

But assigning a task only works if you send it to a single person.

Can this be done - if so, how? Do I need a third party utility of sorts?

Any ideas? Thanks!!!

Mike




We have a public task folder but when I open a new task in this folder I
caanot assign this task to anyone. Is there a way to do this??




I work with a few people who use Outlook 2000, and I use Outlook 2003. When
I try to assign them a task, or send them a meeting invitation, they receive
a garbled text-only email, and can't accept, decline, or reassign. Can this
be overcome?




But the other person won't be able to tract the task.

"Ben H" wrote:

>
>
> "Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
> > Forward the task to the manager in a separate message.
> >
> > --
> > Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> > Author of
> > Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> > Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> > http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
> >
> >
> > "Ben H" wrote in message news:69F7E055-155C-4274-B57E-707E4021EED4@microsoft.com...
> > >I just started using the Task part of Outlook. When I create a task and
> > > assign it to an individual that works for one of my managers, I would like to
> > > "cc" that manager with that task so they can add to their task list as a
> > > reminder.
> > Thank You Very much!




Running XP on Office 2003 -- when I assign a Task the receiving person can't
accept or decline. I've read about a problem with the Security Update for
Outlook 2003, released on January 10, 2006 and described in Knowledge Base
article 892843 -- and I've tried to uninstall it, but I can't find it.





Please reference:  (I received a task update message in my Inbox, but it disappeared.)http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...005243152.aspx

This function is unwanted.  In our scenario the task update is also receieved (sync'd via BES) on a Blackberry...  Because the task dissapears when it is read (in outlook) the blackberry cannot stay in sync - the task simply sits on the BB.  Alternatively if the task update info could dissapear on the BB as well that would to.

Can we change this functionality?

THank you,

Tony H.





Please reference:  (I received a task update message in my Inbox, but it disappeared.)http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...005243152.aspx

This function is unwanted.  In our scenario the task update is also receieved (sync'd via BES) on a Blackberry...  Because the task dissapears when it is read (in outlook) the blackberry cannot stay in sync - the task simply sits on the BB.  Alternatively if the task update info could dissapear on the BB as well that would to.

Can we change this functionality?

THank you,

Tony H.




Hi,
I am running Outlook 2003 sp2 and my counterpart is running Outlook 2000
sr1. When i assign a task to him he accepts the task and i get an email
confirming this. When i go to the task folder to see the status of the task
it tells me "Waiting for response from recipient". He then sends me a task
complete message which i receive but it does not update the task in task
folder. It still says "Waiting for response from recipient". I have to
manually update the task to complete status in task folder.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.
Fred




Recently I assigned a task to my boss to review a contract. She had a family
emergency and was out of the office for a week. She did not accept the task
before she left and the task needed to be done by someone else. I tried to
cancel the task and I tried to reassign it, but I didn't see any options for
it. Is there a "back-door" way to perform these changes?




I created a custom task template and published it in a public folder (I set
the folder up to store tasks). Seems to be working fine until the person
goes to "Send" (or assign) the task, then we get a message that says "You
cannot assign a task from a public folder. To assign the task, open the task,
and then ont he Task tab, in the Actions group, click Copy To My Task List.
Assign the task from your Tasks folder." Can't assign a task from a public
folder? Why not? Is this really something that I can't do? Is there a way
around it? If not, why have the functionality to create a custom task if you
can't publish it in a place where anyone can use it? I'm confused! (P.S.
permissions were all set up and the task template is set up to be the default
task for the task folder, if that helps.) I would save it to the server, but
it uses the P.2 page and so I lose all functionality when I try to "save" it,
and can't "publish" it anywhere outside of the Outlook folders (which I'm
being told I can't use it from?? At least not without doing a bunch of mumbo-
jumbo to get it to work??) Thanks so much for reading my question, and PLEASE
let me know if you can help!!

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