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Adding Holidays to GroupWise 8 calendars

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Our users have been asking for standard and company holidays to be added to their GW calendars, but after upgrading to GW8, I still cannot find an easy way to do so.  Is there a recommendation for a 3rd party app, or setting up  rules that would automatically add holidays to calendars.   I'm pretty frustrated at this point, but hoping someone will have suggestions.

Thank you,
Patrick Parks
Auburn, CA
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You could send it as a Meeting to everyone. Set it up as a recurring meeting and select the specific dates.

I seem to recall (circa GroupWise v6.5) there was an easy way to do this, but I'm drawing a blank right now.
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I think you are referring to this link
http://www.novell.com/communities/node/3088/including-holidays-groupwise-calendars

This seems like a good, simple solution, but I haven't been able to get the appointment accepted automatically.  Any ideas on how to do that?  Users have complained for years of not having common holidays on their calendars.  I assumed (wrongly) this would be fixed in GW8, but not.  The comments are, Outlook has had this forever.  It does seem like a very simple thing.  Any suggestions on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.  thanks,  Pat



I make a rule in each users mailbox when I create them called calendar. On that rule I tell it to automatically accept all appointments as free time from the user admin. We really do not use the admin GroupWise account for anything, but you could have it be any user.

Then, I go through all the firm holidays each year and make an appointment for each holiday needed and invite "everyone". Works like a charm. I also use this for meeting that are firm-wide, etc
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Using the stock GroupWise client, no, I don't think there's a way to do it at the client. Not unless they added something in v8.0.

While it seems logical to compare the GroupWise fat client to LookOut!, it's really an apples-to-oranges comparison. GroupWise relies a great deal more on the back-end server for processing, including handling Rules. That's why your Rules continue to function whether or not you login or read your E-Mail (although I understand that newer versions of exchange added that feature).

The idea of putting a standard Rule in every mailbox that auto-accepts Appointments from a specific (admin) user is fairly elegant, I think.
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