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How to create an Outlook 2003 Calendar Shortcut to an Exchange 2007 Server Account?

kndtec
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I am curious how to create/edit an Exchange Calendar shortcut for my Outlook 2003 users accessing other users shared calendars.  The links end with *.xnk.
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Top Expert 2012

Commented:
What are you trying to acheive?

Do you want your Outlook 2003 users to be able to access an 2007 calendar?

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Yes, correct.
Top Expert 2012
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Opening Outlook .xnk files or shortcuts is the same both in 2003 and 2007.

You use the following command line switch

/x xnkfilename - Opens the specified .xnk file.

To use the switch
Start>Run>Outlook.exe /x xnkfilenamehere
 

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So how would one create the .XNK shortcut to a specific user calendar?
Top Expert 2012

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Best explained by SlipStick
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/links.htm


Any Particular reason you are doing it this way?
You realize users should be opening Shared Calendars by going to File>Open>Other Users Folder>Select Calendar and enter users name.

As long as they have permissions to do so are delegates of this users calendar they should be able to open it.




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One of my clients, a Dr's office uses the Dr's calendar as the main office calendar for all appts, etc.  Prior to the upgrade to  Windows 2008 Server / Exchange 2007 SP1 the users would have Outlook XP .xnk links to the Dr's calendar.  Before I fully migrated all the XP clients to the new DC and Exchange, I wanted to confirm the process for these links.

Thank you for your help. You answered all of my questions.
Top Expert 2012

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No Problem.

Glad to Help.
Top Expert 2012

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"You answered all of my questions."

Any particular reason for a "B" grade then?
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