Add Holiday/Work Schedules in Outlook Web App / Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I created a .hol file that has our holiday and work schedule I'd like to send out this file to all employees. My problem is, some employees use Outlook Web App and I haven't been able to use the .hol file to add the schedule using OWA.

Is there another option to send out the holiday/work schedule to OWA users? Or a way to push out the schedule using Exchange Management Shell - if so, how?
Question by:goldieretriever
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes, as you answered HOL files can't be used for the OWA clients.

    You can have a calendar folder with just the Holidays added\listed

    Export this content to an PST file using the command

    Note: You could make use of the
    -IncludeFolders "#Calendar#"

    Then, import these PST settings to few we can get these items added to the calendar folders
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    Expert Comment

    You may need to add yourself an additional permission to perform the export-import commandlets

    New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Name "Import Export Mailbox Admins" -SecurityGroup "Mailbox Support" -Role "Mailbox Import Export"


    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for the solution, you saved me a lot of time. We converted to Exchange/Outlook this year so I'm still in the learning phase.

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