When I try to click on sync to outlook on sharepoint 2013 task list. It is throwing this error:

We couldn't start syncing your tasks because we need to get a few things set up first. Click here to get started, and then retry syncing your tasks.

When I click on click here link. it is navigating me to "Edit your profile page".

What should I do to fix it.

  • I am having Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013. – mak May 7 '15 at 2:00
  • Does this issue replicate for all users ? – 404 May 7 '15 at 4:47
  • Yes. It is throwing the same error for all users. – mak May 7 '15 at 14:02

Found some related information online today as there is some sort of master task list in the "My Site" area of SharePoint. From what I learned from this article is that the "connect to outlook" button tries to point you to the main task list that would be found on your "My Site" SharePoint site (if its enabled). In my case our SharePoint environment does not have all of "my sites" enabled so you cant get it to connect to outlook because the "my site" feature is off.

More info: http://blogs.perficient.com/microsoft/2012/09/sharepoint-2013-task-management-in-my-sites/

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