Exchange 2010 globally manage calendars

This may have been discussed before, but I haven't seen anything necessarily the same as what I'm hoping to accomplish, so I'm going to ask.  

We have Exchange 2010.  What we would like to do is to allow a single person to add a calendar event, and have it populate that calendar event into the calendars of everyone that is a member of a particular group.  So for example, if accounting has a meeting on Friday, we want someone to be able to add the calendar event for that meeting in one place, and have it push down to each individual calendar...without them needing to accept the invite.  We simply want certain things to be added to multiple calendars, without the end user being required to "accept" an invitation.  

This would also be handy for things like holidays, half days, and especially specific department meetings.  

We have a fairly good collection of security groups that, if possible, would be awesome if we could simply have this person assign a calendar event to that group and have it push down to the members.  I just don't know if there is a way to do that, or a different way to achieve the same thing.  The sticker of this appears to be not requiring the end user to accept any calendar invites.  Management just wants it to be added from a central user.  


Thanks in advance.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
In this situation you are going to want to create a Shared mailbox and give users access to the calendar which will allow them to add it to their calendar view in Outlook.

Simply allowing a user to send an invite to a Distribution Group and have it show up in their calendar would not be a good solution.

The only way you could accomplish this is if you set the Calendar Processing to "Auto Accept". the default is Auto Update. This completely changes the users functionality to accpet or decline ANY meetings.

Your better option would be sharing out a calendar from a Shared Mailbox. You can then have 1 or multiple users be able to manage it and also have backup delegates to accept meeting if someone is away on holidays.


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