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Small business server 2003 sharing outlook/ calenders etc?

Posted on 2004-11-02
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I am soon to be upgrading the office lan to small business server 2003 and my question is does it allow you to share the outlook items, calender lists etc? so I would be able to view a clients calender from my pc etc....

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Ronan,
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    by:rhandels
    Hi,

    Yes it does. You have a small version of Exchange which allows you to have public folders. These are folders where multiple users can add items to (or send mail to). You can also have permissions to takle over the mailbox of that other user..
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    by:brownmetals
    Hi there.

    Yes, you can create a shared calendar.  I just set this up as a matter of fact.

    The simplest way is:

    1) In the Public Folders folder in Exchange, right click and choose "New Folder"
    2) Provide a name for the foder (i.e. Company Calendar)
    3) Choose "Calendar Items" from the "Folder Contains:" drop down box.
    4) Click OK and your calendar is setup.

    The last step is to go to each client's computer and add a shortcut from Outlook to the shared calendar. (i.e. Public Folders > Company Calendar).

    You'll be up and running and sharing your calendar in no time.

    Good luck!
    Jay
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    One more positive about the shared calendar - once its created, right click the calendar > Properties > Permissions tab.

    Use this tab here to setup permissions on the calendar. You can set it up so that each user can only edit and delete their own items, or you can provide administrator access to one user, say a "Calendar Admin," and allow them to have control over all everts added to the calendar. These permissions give you a lot of control over who can add data to the calendar, and who can delete data.

    Hope those are helpful.
    Jay
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    by:aplusguru
    Thanks for the info people, just the information I needed to hear :-)
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    by:brownmetals
    Thanks for the answer/grade.

    Good luck on your setup.

    Jay
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