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SBS 2008 Share user calendar.

Hello and thank you for your time.

We have SBS 2008 server w/ exchange running.

There are 10 users w/ email boxes.

Each user has their own workstation and they all are using outlook.

We wanted to share everyone's calendars. Want the ability to view each other's calendars in outlook.

Thank you in advance.

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loshdog
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shadowmantxCommented:
Have each user send a "Share Calendar" email to the people they want to share.  Set the permissions to the appropriate level...REVIEWER (user can only see calendar but not make changes)....OWNER / EDITOR (user can make and modify calendar items).

Then on calendar view put a check mark by the calendar you wish to view.  The calendars will show up colored coded for each user's calendar you have access too.
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loshdogAuthor Commented:
Is there a way to acomplish this on the server w/o the users needing to send an invite?

Then the user who wants to see a shared calendar needs to click open shared calendar in outlook?

Can i share the users calendars from the server and set the viewing permissions....

Thank you..
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jrhelgesonCommented:

The following will give Marge & Homer author access to Bart & Lisa's calendar (they can add & remove, update, etc)
add-MailboxFolderPermission Bart@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Homer@simpson.com -AccessRights Author
add-MailboxFolderPermission Lisa@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Homer@simpson.com -AccessRights Author
add-MailboxFolderPermission Bart@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Marge@simpson.com -AccessRights Author
add-MailboxFolderPermission Lisa@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Marge@simpson.com -AccessRights Author

This will give Bart & Lisa view access to Homer & Marge
add-MailboxFolderPermission Homer@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Bart@simpson.com -AccessRights Reviewer
add-MailboxFolderPermission Homer@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Lisa@simpson.com -AccessRights Reviewer
add-MailboxFolderPermission Marge@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Bart@simpson.com -AccessRights Reviewer
add-MailboxFolderPermission Marge@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Lisa@simpson.com -AccessRights Reviewer

Verify permission by:
get-MailboxFolderPermission Homer@simpson.com:\Calendar
get-MailboxFolderPermission Marge@simpson.com:\Calendar
get-MailboxFolderPermission Bart@simpson.com:\Calendar
get-MailboxFolderPermission Lisa@simpson.com:\Calendar

If you are updating permisions on folders, rather than adding them, uset the "set-" version of the command
set-MailboxFolderPermission Lisa@simpson.com:\Calendar -User Homer@simpson.com -AccessRights Reviewer
set-MailboxFolderPermission Bart@simpson.com:\Calendar -User jguiney@simpson.com -AccessRights Reviewer

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jrhelgesonCommented:
It is done via the Exchange Management Shell, I do this all the time.
I recommend taking the code (above) and creating a nice, big text file that has the array of everyone's usernames in an array and paste it into the shell...

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE SCRIPT - as I have seen it where permissions somehow get lost on mailboxes and you have to re-run the "add" commands as "set" commands to reset the permissions.  It will happen that some AUTHOR permissions get reset back to REVIEWER, or are lost entirely.

But that is how it is done on the server side.

Good Luck!
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loshdogAuthor Commented:
Hello and thank you...

As I am not familiar w/ Exchange Management Shell. The first solution in my case seemed less complex.

Thank you again.
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