How to share a mailbox calendar to a global security group?
Posted on 2006-04-12
Outlook 2003, Outlook 2000
We want to share our mailbox calendars to anyone within a specific global security group called "Support." The way I thought it worked, and the way that Microsoft lists on their Outlook 2003 Assistance website, the steps you take are these:
1. Right click on mailbox, select sharing
2. Add security group "Support" as a Publishing Author
3. Right click on calendar
4. Add security group "Support" as a Publishing Author
5. File -> Open other user's folder; username & calendar
For both the mailbox and the calendar, the permissions are these:
Support: Publishing Author
We have very hit-or-miss success with this. For instance, 3 other people can see my calendar and add appointments to it. I can only "open" two of those three calendars but I can't see or add any appointments to them (they show up blank). The third calendar I can't open at all. All four in question here are running Outlook 2003.
We've set this up today and changes we make seem to take effect today (so I don't think it's a replication issue). I've rebooted, closed/opened Outlook, I don't have Windows firewall running. If any of the 3 other users add me specifically to their calendar permissions, I can see it just fine. We are all in the Support global security group. We recently upgraded from Exchange 5.5 where this worked flawlessly. I have recreated the Support group since migrating.
The one computer running Outlook 2000 has even more problems than I do. Any ideas EE? I suppose manually adding each user is a work around but just makes managing the process a lot harder.