Outlook 2003 - delegating calendar access to entire company using AD group - cannot get to work.
Posted on 2009-04-18
Management had requested that everyone in company be able to see everyone else's calendar.
This has been achieved by previous staff by using delegate of EVERY user and granting access individually to every other company staff member.
So if you look at the delegates list for one user, they have every other company user listed there
As you can imagine this makes for a management headache.
On learning this I thought, surely rather then add each company member to the delegate list why don't you just add a group (e.g. ALL-IN-COMPANY)
However when I done an experiment I could not actually get this to work. Therefore I took my user in AD, removed all the individual delegates that had been granted permission to my calendar and added the group "ALL-IN-COMPANY".
However when ever I added this and then went back to it, I found the permission for calendar had been set back to "none"
I checked out the group "ALL-IN-COMPANY" in AD and I see that it is a "Distribution Group - Global"
My question is why can't a grant the group "All-IN-COMPANY" permission to view / edit my calendar?
Do I have to do something special to the group or does this indicate a problem?
Thanks for any input.