StartTimeZone required when setting the Start, End, IsAllDayEvent, or Recurrence properties. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to schedule a meeting with Exchange 2007 SP1 using EWS Java API 1.1.3.  I created my ExchangeService object like:

    s = new ExchangeService(ExchangeVersion.Exchange2007_SP1)

    However when I run my code to schedule a meeting I get the error mentioned in the topic.  So I tried to set the startTimeZone:

    mtg.setStartTimeZone(new TimeZoneDefinition(){{setId("UTC");}});

    And get an error saying the timezone is invalid.  I read in another thread that all the timezonedefinitions are invalid and not to use setStartTimeZone.  What do I need to do to get my code to work?  Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:09 PM

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  • Same problem for me.... nobody can help us ?

    I tried several possibilities but no one work, for example :

    Appointment appointment= new Appointment(getStub());
    Calendar cstart = Calendar.getInstance(), cend = Calendar.getInstance();
    SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss");
    Date startTime = dateFormat.parse("2013-12-8 16:00:00");
    Date endTime = dateFormat.parse("2013-12-9 18:00:00");

    I tried to set the timezone like that :

    TimeZoneDefinition tzd = new TimeZoneDefinition(){{
    		        setName( "(GMT+01:00) Bruxelles, Copenhague, Madrid, Paris" );


    TimeZoneDefinition tzd = (TimeZoneDefinition) ((ArrayList)this.getStub().getServerTimeZones()).get(332);
    but nothing can fix the problem...

    Error message : StartTimeZone required when setting the Start, End, IsAllDayEvent, or Recurrence properties.  You must load or assign this property before attempting to update the appointment.

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, December 6, 2013 8:49 AM
  • I know the thread is old but I've got here, so others may come as well...

    You can get a list of all time zones with service.getServerTimeZones() or only a subset: 


    As a note: using ExchangeVersion.Exchange2010_SP2 I don't have to set the timezone and  the java.util.Date values will be treated as UTC (AFAIK).

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:36 AM