Sharing Outlook Calendars

Posted on 2005-03-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I am wanting to setup shared Calendars with Outlook. I have Windows 2003 Server and Exchange. I am new to Exchange and am extremely lost. Can anyone give me some insight on the matter? or where I should start etc..? This may already be setup on their current server, but because I am new at exchange, I have no idea how to tell or where to start. I was thrown into the situation and now they want it fixed. Please Help!

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To share your own calendar with someone else, grant access with Tools | Options | Delegates or with the File | Properties dialog for the Calendar folder. If you don't see the Delegates tab and you do have Exchange Server in the current profile, use Tools | Options | General | Add-in Manager to add the Dlgsetp.ecf add-on.
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This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail account.

In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Share My Calendar.
I don't see Share My Calendar

Share My Calendar does not appear unless you are using an Exchange Server e-mail account. What is an Exchange Server account? Also, if you have the Navigation Pane turned off or covered by the main Calendar window, you won't see it. Hide or show the Navigation Pane.
Do one of the following:
Allow anyone to access your Calendar

In the Name box, click Default.
Under Permissions, in the Permission Level list, click the permission level that you want.
For details about permission levels, see Outlook folder permissions.

You can create custom permissions by selecting the check boxes and options under Permissions.

Specify the people who can access your Calendar
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Is it safe to assume you have Exchange already running?
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A good link to Outlook and Exchange issues can be found here: http://www.slipstick.com/

Author Comment

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I do have exchange running at the moment. Everything is fine on sending and receiving emails. So this appears to be a prett easy process. Is there anything else I should know? Should something be created in Exchange, such as public folders? If not, could you explain Public Folders to me? Thanks.
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The info you need is in the same link I pasted before but another page: http://www.slipstick.com/exs/pfshare.htm

The reason I paste it instead, is just a matter of not redundit pasting...

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