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Disable “Do Not Send a Response” option in Outlook with MDM

When users select the option to not send a response when accepting a meeting invite in Microsoft Outlook, their response is not visible for the invitee. This makes it troublesome to keep track of attendees for the meeting. This is why many organizations want to disable this option. 

If someone replies to a meeting invite by using the “Do Not Send a Response” option, the action is marked in the users calendar, but it will not reflect in the meeting tracking visible for invitees.

The problem has been present for a long time, and there has been some information available on how this can be solved by use of Group Policies in legacy Active Directory environments. Here’s how to remove the option to not send a response on meeting invites using Configuration Policies in Microsoft Endpoint Manager and a Settings Catalog profile type.

Install printers from AD printserver on AAD joined computers

When you go from a traditional IT operation model to modern based on Azure AD and Endpoint Manager, you will have a migration period with resources in both camps. Typically, endpoints first go to the cloud while well-established services lag behind. 

This does not have to tie the endpoints to the ground. You can move your computers to pure Azure AD join, and still have access to on-premises services in Active Directory as long as the identities are hybrid.

Some tend to use Hybrid Azure AD Join (HAADJ) since they have some legacy traditions of device and application management. HAADJ can thus be tempting, but in the long run it will give more headache than pleasure. The best approach is to move the endpoints to pure Azure AD Join devices and then put more effort into adapting to the new operational environment offered by Microsoft Endpoint Manager.