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I have setup a shared mailbox with several calendars to share throughout the office.  The PC using Oulook have no issue viewing these calendars.  I have created direct links for OWA in the following format

https://webmail.ourdomain.com/owa/sharedmailbox@ourdomain.com/?cmd=contents&f=calendar

PC users who have IE and OWA access can click the link and login just fine.  I tried it on a Mac and I get the following error.

"Access to Calendar folders from Outlook Web Access Web Parts is supported only for Internet Explorer 6 and later."

I tried with different credentials to make sure it wasn't a permissions issue and I got the same error message.

Is there a way to allow the Mac workstations to view a shared calendar?

Thanks for all the help.
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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If the page concerned uses ActiveX controls then Mac (either Safari or Firefox) will not be able to view it however if the page just has a browser check ... you can fool OWA into thinking you are running Internet Explorer as follows.

1. Enable the Develop/Debug Menu in Safari
Type the following command in Terminal (while Safari is NOT running):
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1
Then launch Safari, and you'll see new Debug menu.
otherwise you can just download Safari Enhancer
http://www.versiontracker.com/php/dlpage.php?id=17776&kind=1&db=vt3

2. In the Develop Menu you'll see a User Agent option where you can set Safari to appear to be Internet Explorer 5/6/7 etc.

3. Now you'll be able to load the OWA Shared Calendars .. however if it does not render fully then the problem could well be related to ActiveX.

Alternatively .. you may want to try Firefox on OSX but the same ActiveX issue applies.
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Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work.  It might be an ActiveX problem.  I am not sure, but I thought it was possible to do based upon the following link I read.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_23611457.html

Any other thoughts?
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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I know that Safari and Firefox on OSX and Windows can work with OWA in so called "light" mode .. where some but not all the functionality of OWA is available.

Have a look at this article which outlines the differences between the 2 versions.
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/09/13/428901.aspx

On OSX only the "light" version of OWA will be available.

I assume the Safari user can open OWA, read emails etc. and the problem just lies with access to the shared calendar?

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by:tech1984
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Yes, they can read mail and access all aspects of their personal mailbox through OWA light.

I found that article while searching around, but it doesn't mention the opening of shared calendars.
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Eoin OSullivan earned 500 total points
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I'm afraid I don't have access to an OWA installation with shared calendars to test it with Safari.

I've used OWA and Safari .. just not with shared calendars .. I'm guessing that the Shared Calendars is not available in the "Light" version.


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From everything I have found, you can't view shared calendars on a Mac.  I setup a Terminal Server in the office to handle the problem.
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