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Posted on 2011-09-13
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See the attached screen shot. We have a Mac Mini server running Server OS 10.6.8. One of our users gets spontaneous "The server responded with an error...Make sure the URL is correct" messages every hour or so.

We have googled and found no solutions. This error is heavy in the MobileMe community but we are not using MobileMe.
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by:CCUITAdmin
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I assume that you have tried deleting and re-adding the calendar to the users computer?

Also, do you have other users set up just like this user who are not experiencing this issue? If so try creating a new user account on the mac and adding this calendar to that user account.

If you do that and get the same error its a problem with the calendar on the server, if not, it's a problem with that users iCal preferences.
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by:d4nnyo
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All our users are logging in as the same user -- this is to minimize any hassles. We have one shared calendar for all to see.

Have not tried deleting and re-adding, will try that.
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by:vidovic
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I would set up each user with their own calendar and set up delegation for accessing individual calendars. This is a much cleaner approach as one calendar can become very cluttered. You can choose which calendars you want to see by simply checking a checkbox.

If a user's iCal account gets corrupt and you have already deleted and added the account back, I would move the following files/folders to the desktop:
~Library > Calendars
~Library > Preferences > com.apple.iCal.plist
Reboot and re-add the account, then move these files from thevdesktop to the trash.
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by:d4nnyo
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OK, here's an update:

1) Set up the same calendar on a brand-new Lion Mac -- same result, same error, right away

2) Set up the same calendar on a 1-year old MB Air running 10.6.6 -- no error

Why the inconsistency?
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OK, here's the solution:

When we converted to OD Master, we continued to log into the Workgroup Manager as the old server admin. We should have been logging in as Directory Administrator.

We closed out Workgroup Manager, logged in as Directory Administrator, created a new user (called "OffCal").

Then we exported everything from the old calendar and imported into "OffCal."

Error is gone. Calendar now working.

I don't mind who gets the points, but this should be identified as the solution. I couldn't find it anywhere on the Internet.
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by:d4nnyo
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Solution was to log in as Directory Admin. No one supplied the solution, I figured it out myself.
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