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Add a public folder calendar to multiple users' public folder favorite section

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Is it possible, via GPO or otherwise, to add a public folder calendar to a set of users' public folder favorites section? This way, when they all logon, they will be able to see the group calendar in their calendar section.

Thanks in advance.
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5g6tdcv4 earned 500 total points
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you need to edit "strFolder = "Public Folders\All Public Folders\" & _
"Human Resources\Company Events"
To point to your public folder you want to add to users favorites....test on a user and then deploy using your method of choice


The script attached is from:
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
strFolder = "Public Folders\All Public Folders\" & _
"Human Resources\Company Events"
Call AddFolderToFavorites(strFolder, True)

Sub AddFolderToFavorites(strPath, AddToAddressBook)
Const olContactItem = 2
Set myFolder = GetFolder(strPath)
If Not myFolder Is Nothing Then
myFolder.AddToPFFavorites
' if contacts folder,
' optionally add new Favorite to OAB
If myFolder.DefaultItemType = olContactItem Then
If AddToAddressBook = True Then
strFavFolder = _
"Public Folders\Favorites\" & _
myFolder.Name
Set myFavFolder = GetFolder(strFavFolder)
If Not myFavFolder Is Nothing Then
myFavFolder.ShowAsOutlookAB = True
End If
End If
End If
End If
Set myFolder = Nothing
End Sub

Public Function GetFolder(strFolderPath)
On Error Resume Next
strFolderPath = Replace(strFolderPath, "/", "\")
arrFolders = Split(strFolderPath, "\")
Set objApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set objNS = objApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set objFolder = objNS.Folders.Item(arrFolders(0))
If Not objFolder Is Nothing Then
For I = 1 To UBound(arrFolders)
Set colFolders = objFolder.Folders
Set objFolder = Nothing
Set objFolder = colFolders.Item(arrFolders(I))
If objFolder Is Nothing Then
Exit For
End If
Next
End If
Set GetFolder = objFolder
Set colFolders = Nothing
Set objNS = Nothing
Set objApp = Nothing
End Function

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx

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by:d0uble0
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Thank you, that worked perfectly.
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by:WraithR32
ID: 37922658
Looks to be exactly what I am looking for but what sort of code is that (neither of the 2 links show this code and the second does not work at all).

How do you execute the code?

Cheers

Dave
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by:cokit
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Please describe how and where you execute this code.
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