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Exchange 2003 / Outlook 2003/2007 - Shared Calendars and appointment scheduling

Just come across a slightly annoying problem in outlook - just wondering if anyone knows a work-around for it.

When in outlook, if you create a new Meeting Request or Appointment, and then select Scheduling - you can enter any users name and view their calendar - What i'd like to be able to do is add a shared calendar (located on the exchange server - not against any users) and view the calendar in scheduling view.

If i type in 'shared_calendar_1' as a user in Scheduling - it picks up the calendar from the address book and accepts it as an attendee, but it shows 'No Information' across the entire calendar.

If i open the shared calendar directly from shared folders, i can view the calendar perfectly and see all entries..

Does anyone know how i can view that calendar in the scheduling window?

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NO, you can't:   a "calendar" is not a possible attendee, it is its owner who can be.
Try to meeting a calendar in the real life !?
You can only scheduler a meeting with an Active directory User or Account ( a person, a room, a resource) who has got an Exchange mailbox.

What is the object's type of your "Shared Calendar located on exchange server " ?

If it is a public folder which is used as a group calendar, then you can't view it in scheduling view .  it's by design.

You can instead use a distribution list (=  group ) to do so. You schedule a meeting with this group (each group member's free/busy information will be add in  scheduling view)
BergstrAuthor Commented:
Reason for doing it would be to compare all users calendars against meeting rooms so that availability could easily be checked - Guess thats not possible then..! thanks for the information :)

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