Importing .ics files into another user's Outlook 2007 calendar

Posted on 2010-04-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have a user that is having trouble importing an .ics file into her boss' Outlook 2007 calendar (all accounts on our Exchange 2003 server).  Here is what she is trying to do:

Secretary receives an .ics file from the office that fills out the boss' clinic schedule.  The .ics file is attempted to be imported by using File, Import/Export option.  The appoitments unfortunately are imported to the Secretary's calendar and not her boss's calendar.

Before we upgraded the secretary to Outlook 2007, she was using Outlook 2003 and this was working just fine.  I have tried to duplicate this behavior by taking a copy of the .ics file and importing it into my test Exchange mailbox from my Outlook 2007 account (also on Exchange).  Again, it would import to my own personal calendar.  However, I went to a PC with Outlook 2003 still installed and tried to import the .ics file to my test account and it worked fine.  

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:javornelas
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Syed Mutahir Ali earned 2000 total points
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Have been into the same situation once where in outlook 2007 it won't let me select a calendar to import to.

the workaround to this I followed is at :

As a workaround;
I imported the iCal into a 'new' calendar. This created a third  calendar (eg iCal).
I then changed the view to 'appointment view' > Select All >  drag and drop into the calendar I want these events to show in  (Personal).
Then I deleted the third calendar (iCal).
Workaroundable but would be better just to be able to import iCal  directly into a specific calendar
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by:Glen Knight
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.

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