troubleshooting Question

Proper syntax in a desktop shortcut for Public Folder Calendar Items

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We are in the process of upgrading all of our users to Office 2007, and have hit a stumbling block, once again. The syntax previously used for desktop shortcuts that pointed towards Public Folder held Calendars no longer works. The properties of the shortcut usually read something like this:

<outlook:\\Public Folders\All Public Folders\Checkout\SEA\Conference Rooms\Yesler Conference Room>

Now, when trying to open that shortcut, it gives the error "Unable to open this internet shortcut. The protocol "outlook" does not have a registered program".

I found a link during my research stating that Outlook 2007 has a new way of doing this http://marceaddy.blogspot.com/2006/12/creating-desktop-shortcuts-for-outlook.html but this means only works with local profile items.

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select outlook:Calendar
^^^^^ will bring up the local calendar in a new Outlook window, so the /select switch use is right.

I tried utilizing this method by creating a shortcut with the following properties, both WITH and withOUT the preceding "\\" before Public Folders:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE" /select <outlook:\\Public Folders\All Public Folders\Checkout\Checkout\SEA\Conference Rooms\Yesler Conference Room>

When executed, Outlook gives an error "The command line arguement is not valid. Verify the switch you are using."

Does anyone have the proper command-line usage for opening a Public Folder Calendar?
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