Outlook 2003 calander viewable but cannot be modified or new items added( recurrance)

Hi

I have previously asked this question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_24371811.html ) in relation to a problem with outlook calander messing up. basically the calander will allow the user to view theie calander but wont allow the user to edit items or add new items in their calander. The user does not have any problems with editing a shared department calander. the suggestion by the previous expert was to remove the profile and this has worked. however the issue has reoccurred and I was wondering does anyone have any idea what is causing this issue so i can hopefully eliminate it and prevent it from happening again

The user's machine is running windows xp SP3 and outlook 2003 SP1 with exchange 2003 SP2 running on windows server 2003 SP2

Im going to try patching the user's outlook to SP3 and recreating the profile later today which should fix the issue temporarily.

Thanks in advance for any help
boomsongAsked:
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
If your are editing or adding new calander items to a shared calander you must give rights to the user on the shared calander and provide owner rights.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
For this you can go to the original users mailbox and right click and go to the properties of the calander that you are sharing and go to the permissions tab and add the current user and give owner rights and then check.
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boomsongAuthor Commented:
no the problem is nothing to do with the shared calander that works perfectly. the problem is the user cannot edit items or modify items on their own calander.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
yes go to the original calander and give the recipient and on the calander give him owner rights ......
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boomsongAuthor Commented:
im sorry for the confusion over the shared calanders but there is absolutely no issue with the shared calander as I stated in the original post.

the problem lies with the user not being able to edit their own outlook calander. they cannot add new items or modify existing items but they can view the items that are on they're own outlook calander.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Ohk ... Can you go to your own calander and verify that in the permissions tab we have the default and anonymous. Also try adding yourself and give owner rights and then verify.
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boomsongAuthor Commented:
Hi

yes on the permissions tab we have the default and anonymous by default. I added another user and she could see her calender. Also tried explicitly adding the user to her own calander and when I logged her off and back on she can access her calander as normal. Its a bit unusual that i had to explicitly state the user on her own calander but it appears to be working now. ill continue to test and see.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Cool .. would wait for your update :-)
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Any updates Boomsong ?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Is the issue resolved ?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Any updates on the issue ?
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boomsongAuthor Commented:
hi

apologies for the delay. never got a chance to get back here. yes the issue appears to be resolved. adding the user explicitly to the permissions on their calander allowed the user to resume editing their own calander. bit odd but thats the only solution that doesnt involve deleting the user profile. thank you for the help.
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