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iCal, Exchange2007 and shared calendars

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zaxxon72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 28, 2009 4:53 AM
Hi there,
as there's no dedicated iCal topic I thought I'd dare to post this here, it's the most appropriate.

Just installed my brandnew snow covered cat, connected Mail/Addressbook/iCal to our company's Exchange2007, so far, so good.

Now, I'd like to open shared calendars (that's what they're called in Outlook) in iCal. This is NOT the same thing as a delegation! Has anyone gotten this to work? What am I missing?

thanks a lot
simon
MacBook Rev.A, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:01 AM (in response to zaxxon72)
    The Delegation tab in the Accounts preference is indeed where you connect to a shared calendar, though delegation is a different thing. Click on the Plus button and enter in the name of the user who owns the shared calendar

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
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  • cecemf Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:22 AM (in response to zaxxon72)
    Maybe it's your permission server side
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:26 AM (in response to zaxxon72)
    Sorry, I'm still working on that problem myself. It does appear to be a permissions issue on the server for the shared calendar, but I haven't yet identified what's necessary. Entourage 2008 EWS can see the shared calendar in Read Only mode, but can't view the permissions, so something more is needed. I'll post back if I can identify specifically what settings need to be made on the shared calendar to get around the "no access" problem.
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  • jhall1303 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 12:17 PM (in response to zaxxon72)
    I just upgraded to 10.6 and have the same question. At the office I have public calendars I need to access and am not able to figure out the process yet or if it is possible.

    Would like to see a solution.
    Mac Mini (Intel), MacBook, & iPod Touch, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Phil Shockley Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Aug 31, 2009 11:48 AM (in response to jhall1303)
    Anyone?

    I tried the delegation method mentioned previously - entered the owner's name of the shared calendar (me), and it acts like I don't exist.

    The auto discovery for email (and my general calendar) works fantastic, but I rely on this shared calendar! I'd really like to be completely free from Entourage and Cisco VPN. There's gotta be a way!

    -phil
    Mac Pro 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6), 12 GB RAM | ATI 3870
  • Susanne629 Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 8:32 AM (in response to zaxxon72)
    Having the same (or similar) issues and trying to find the solution. Two of the calendars I previously had read access to show as read only, but none of the others show that I have any access.
    MacBookPro4,1, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Jeffrey Peters Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 7:51 PM (in response to zaxxon72)
    Same issue.
    Macbook Pro 5,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • karmacoma0 Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2009 8:51 AM (in response to Susanne629)
    Same issue here..everything else in Exchange works.
    MacBook PRO, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • bglad Calculating status...
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    Sep 2, 2009 9:01 AM (in response to zaxxon72)
    are you talking about calendars within the public folders, or the calendars of colleagues and resources that have been shared with you?

    i haven't tried public folders, but i can overlay the calendars of colleagues and resources (eg meeting rooms) on my own calendar (as described above - prefs > accts > exch > delegation > +...).

    these seem to work fine (though i can't see what my colleagues are up to when using teh availability picker window)
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Phil Shockley Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 10:51 AM (in response to bglad)
    *+"are you talking about calendars within the public folders, or the calendars of colleagues and resources that have been shared with you?*"+

    Yes, this needs clarification.

    Perhaps this needs to be a separate thread but for me, I'm talking about the calendars that can be created within the public folder. Several years ago using Entourage, I created a scheduling calendar in the public folder that I can specify who gets access and in what capacity. The problem with Mail/iCal is there seems to be no way to view the public folder or it's contents. It's the same problem on an iPhone.

    -phil
    Mac Pro 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6), 12 GB RAM | ATI 3870
  • bglad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 1:01 PM (in response to Phil Shockley)
    phil, public folders are apparently supported for EWS only in sp2 for exchange 2007 - released a week ago - so you'll have to give that a go - but i'm not sure that anyone's applying that to production servers just yet
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  • Phil Shockley Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 4:05 PM (in response to bglad)
    Thanks for the reply. I'll talk to IT but this is a university - doubtful they'll update all that quickly.

    Appreciate the response ...

    -phil
    Mac Pro 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6), 12 GB RAM | ATI 3870
  • bglad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 2, 2009 4:16 PM (in response to Phil Shockley)
    they'll be making plans for 2003 then

    we'll probably update to SP2 soon - we're an IT support co that eats the dog food - i'll try to remember to post the results
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
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