Outlook 2007 Read from WebDAV

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I published free busy info to a webDAV server installed on same machine as Exchange 2007.
When I try to read free busy info from Outlook 2007 calendar, free busy info_does_not show. This happens only with Exchange users. I have IMAP users connected to gmail and their FB info does show OK.
The WebDAV server is set up as anonymous to read and write.

I Wiresharked the TCP session and I get this:
GET /freebusy/exchange1.ics HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*

Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate

User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)

Host: 10.168.23.161

Connection: Keep-Alive

HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

Content-Length: 1635
Content-Type: text/html
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:51:13 GMT
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>The page cannot be found</TITLE>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" Content="text/html; charset=Windows-1252">

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This user does appear in the WebDAV server.
1. How can I troubleshoot this
2. Would Exchange have any settings that I need to look at?

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Anyone?
I don't know anything about the publishing process you have tried to do, but the server is simply saying that the resource you have requested
http://server/freebusy/exchange1.ics
doesn't exist on the server.  Is there a document on the web that describes what you tried to do, and I'll see if I can think of something that might have gone wrong.

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This KB shows the configuration on the client side : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827775

On the server side, I used this tutorial , but there are plenty other. http://www.commodore.ca/windows/shared_calendar/share_outlook_calendar.htm 
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Okay, thanks.  The server-side doc only mentions .vfb files as far as I can tell (and presumably that's what you created the MIME type for, too); but in your TCP capture, it's showing a request for an .ics resource.  Do you know where this '.ics' comes from?  Or is Outlook doing it all by itself?

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Yes, sorry I added mime type text/calendar for .ICS on the WebDAV server and as I mentioned I see the ICS files in IIS.

As far as I know, Outlook can read/write in vfb and ics formats.
There are 2 ways to publish from Outlook.

1. Outlook calendar properties as this link show. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827775

2. By right clicking on the calendar and selecting publish to WebDAV and this publishes in ICS format.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/publish-your-calendar-on-a-webdav-server-HA010147119.aspx
Can you find the requests listed in the correct IIS log file (in the W3SVC1 folder)?  Maybe your server's default web site is configured with a host header name that Outlook isn't using.

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Sorry about taking so long to answer but I got frustrated and rebuilt the lab with exchange 2010 instead but your previous comment helped me figure out a few things, so i'll give you the points. Thanks!

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