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Exchange 2003 and trying to share a "company calendar".

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We are trying to create a company calendar on Exchange 2003 so that all users can add/view appointments for all employees.  We have a calendar in the shared folders on the server however if I try to add them to anyone's Outlook 2003, we get the following error:  Unable to display the folder.  The server mailbox  cannot be opened becausde this address book entry is not a mail user.  I then go to the server and try to enable mail on this folder and I get the message telling me mail is already enabled.  

I would think that creating and sharing a calendar would be that hard but we are having a hard time with it.  I am willing to start from the beginning by creating a new calendar and sharing that one.  Thank you for your help.
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by:Veerappan Sundaram
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What do you mean by "calendar in the shared folders on the server"?

You can create a calender in Public folder which can be accessed by all the users in your organization.

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Your description sounds better...yes, I'm trying to create a calendar in Public Folders which can be accessed by all users however I am having difficulty with this.  Thank you.
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by:Veerappan Sundaram
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You can create a New public folder from Outlook itself and select the option "Folder Contains: Calender Items". Then add authenticated users or the user of your choice to give permissions on this calender.

If you want a calender to be added to all the users outlook calender, then create a resource mailbox.
With this users can compare those 2 calenders.

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How do I create a resource mail box?  Thanks.
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by:Veerappan Sundaram
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Check this link:
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF019.html

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Thank you, I will give this a try.  
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Rosen,

What happened? Did you try?

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Yes I did and it worked for all except two users; they have the same configuration but cannot view the shared calendars.  

Thank you for your help....you saved me a lot of time!
Lynn
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I've been creating shared resources for a long time and they work great.  We were just hoping to be able to place a "calendar" in the public folder area, then share it and allow users to view it as a shared resource through Outlook, I really didn't want another shared resource calendar.  If you have any further information it would be greatly appreciated.
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