Avatar of HilltownHealthCenter
HilltownHealthCenter asked on

Problems with creating a (not personal) shared calendar

Call me "John Jones". I want to share a calendar (call it "John2") that is not my personal Outlook Calendar (named "Calendar" by Outlook). I have created  "john2" (go/folder list/r. click calendar/new folder), which then also show up in the "My Calendars" list.  I can't figure out how to share "John2".  I have tried R clicking on  "John2", choosing sharing, setting permissions. Looks good. Then when I try to open the shared calendar from another users Outlook, choosing "John Jones"  from the GAL drop down , the calendar will not show up. If I do exactly the same steps to my basic "Calendar", it will show up. How does the user properly point to "John2" so that it can be opened it as a shared calendar?
Outlook

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
David Lee

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Lee

Hi, HilltownHealthCenter.

You have to share the entire mailbox to share non-default folders.  In other words, you can share the default calendar without sharing the entire mailbox, but cannot share this additional calendar without sharing the entire mailbox.  Here's Microsoft's own words on the subject:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011134811033.aspx
ASKER
HilltownHealthCenter

Given that, what is the appropriate way to build and share a calendar that is not my default calendar?
David Lee

Tell me more about the end goal.  What do you need the shared calendar for?
This is the best money I have ever spent. I cannot not tell you how many times these folks have saved my bacon. I learn so much from the contributors.
rwheeler23
ASKER
HilltownHealthCenter

A  domain users who is a department head wants to share a calendar, limiting access to a small set of other domain users (her department). She does not want to share her personal calendar. The other users also have personal default calendars that they do not want to share.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
David Lee

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question