How to fix the issue if a user is unable to find meeting place tab in outlook 2003

In this article, I am going to shed some light on a very interesting scenario of outlook where Meeting Place, an external application does not show up in Outlook. Please read the below article in detail to know more about how this combo of Outlook and Meeting Place works.


Meeting Place for Outlook helps users to schedule and attend the meetings by using the Outlook client. They can receive e-mail invitations for the meetings or trainings for which they have been scheduled or invited. Users will have a choice to accept or decline a meeting or training invitation and schedule will automatically appear in Outlook calendar for user to accept or reject.

There is an Add-In of Meeting Place which has to be installed in user's computer and then configure it with Outlook in order to make it work in coordination with the meetings scheduled or invites received in outlook. Once the add in is mapped to outlook, there would be a tab called MeetingPlace for Outlook or Cisco MeetingPlace shown up as an option in outlook. User can just click on it and start scheduling meetings on MP platform and send invites via outlook.

This scenario is considered to be quite interesting as it's the combination of two different products like Outlook by Microsoft and MP by Cisco. This feature is used widely in corporate environment where there has to be a remote coordination of work between employees operating from all the locations across the globe.

Here, the user fails to find the MP tab in outlook and that's when this article would be helpful to him. I have contributed man outlook related articles with issues and resolution on TEC. Please see the below link to learn them. This link has a few sub links and each sub link has many other sub links for your convenient navigation for the required information.

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Please use the following steps if you don't the meeting place tab in Outlook.

Method 1 – Check if Meeting Place software is installed and its Add-in is enabled

Step 1 – We need to check first if Meeting Place software is already installed in user's computer.

Step 2 – Click on Start

Step 3 – Click on Settings

Step 4 – Control Panel

Step 5 – Click on Add or Remove programs

Step 6 – You would find the list of softwares installed in the machine and also would find Cisco Meeting Place listed as one of them

Step 7 – If it's installed, please enable the Meeting Place Add in.

Step 8 – Open Outlook

Step 9 - Click on Help

Step 10 – Click on About Microsoft Office Outlook.

Step 11 - A new window opens, Click on Disabled Items option

Step 13 - Select outlook.dll and click on Enable.

Step 14 – Go to Tools

Step 15 – Click on Options

Step 16 – Click on Other

Step 17 – Click on Advanced Options

Step 18 – Click on Add-in Manager

Step 19 - Make sure you have the Meeting Place for Outlook option Checked.

Step 20 – Close and re-open Outlook, it must show up.

If it does not show up, please follow method 2.

Method 2 – Meeting Place Account Configuration in Outlook

Step 1 – Open Outlook

Step 2 – Click on Tools

Step 3 - Click on Options

Step 4 – Click on Meeting Place Tab

Step 5 – Click on Edit

Step 6 – Type user's Meeting Place ID and password

Step 7 - In the Server URL field enter http://domain namemeetingplace.cgi-bin

Step 8 – Click on OK

Step 9 - Close and Re-open Outlook you would now see the Meeting Place Tab.

Note: If you don't find Meeting Place software installed in your machine, please install it if you have admin rights by getting the set up from your company packages or contact Technical help desk for assistance.


Hence, these are the simple steps to fix such a complex issue by using the above two methods. This write up of mine would help various groups of people like IT Support Engineers, non tech employees and job seekers. Like other articles, this would also help the people as learning guide for fixing issues and for saving time and revenue. Hope this helps.

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