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Setup shared calendar on SBS2011

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I have a stock standard install of SBS2011 where the Users do not use SharePoint for anything.

I need to setup a shared calendar that Users can access in Outlook client. I would like to know the best way to do this, as I know of a way by creating a Shared Mailbox, but this also creates Inbox, Tasks, Contacts etc. where I only want a Calendar. It is ok if it is a SP Calendar as long as it can connect to Outlook easily.
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I would recoomend you use public folders. This can be set from ESM or outlook. In outlook expand public folders and then right click and create new folder- choose the option this folder contains calander items. You can also set permissions for who can view/edit etc .etc.
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Is there a default calendar that comes with an SBS2011 install?
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Not a puplic default. Obviously every user has their own calendar as default.
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Correct, every User has their own Mailbox, which includes a calendar (amongst other items).

When I say 'a default calendar', I meant a generic calendar for the company. I would like to see CompanyWeb Calendar and have this linked into Users Outlook - surely this is possible?

Unfortunately I don't have a test box to look around on :(
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All you need to do is add a public calendar called companyweb and set the default permissions for everyone to view/foldervisible/read items then users need to goto their calendar in outlook and add shared calendar and select this calendar fron the list.
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Am I missing something ...... In using http://companyweb there is a default calendar that comes with the default install of SBS2011. If I logon to a workstation and goto the calendar on CW, I can connect to Outlook.

This works perfect for me, but how or who has permissions to this calendar on CW? How do I control permissions to this calendar to who can modify/read etc.?
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Setup a Calendar (list) in SharePoint's CompanyWeb, and applied appropriate permissions to restrict access to some Users.

In addition, Users then can go to URL and use the Sync to Outlook button - the one downside to a Shared Calendar is that Reminders in Outlook do not show.
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Solution found through testing and research of SBS 2011.
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