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minn3h Level 1 Level 1
I'm trying to learn my way around this native exchange support in snow leopard. I'm stuck on trying to open other people's calendars. On a windows machine using Outlook there are many calendars I open on a daily basis. When I go into iCal and try to add those calendars through preferences > accounts > delegation those same calendars that I'm able to open in Outlook report that I have no access. What's going on or what am I doing wrong?
  • mr.e-man Level 1 Level 1
    I'm interested in knowing an answer to this as well.
  • mr.e-man Level 1 Level 1

    Any input here is appreciated ... even if it's just "not sure", or "you can't do that".

  • minn3h Level 1 Level 1
    still looking for an answer...
  • mr.e-man Level 1 Level 1
    iCal Help seems to indicate that all Calendars you wish to share must be on Exchange 2007. Please let us know if this in consistent with your situation.

  • minuteZERO Level 1 Level 1
    Same issue here. Using Exchange 2007, with Microsoft Outlook on a Windows machine I can open the shared calendars fine, but on iCal it says, "No Access" and I cannot display the calendars.
  • mr.e-man Level 1 Level 1
    Are those shared calendars that you're trying to access (presumably someone else's calendar) on an Exchange 2003 or 2007 mailbox? I think what we're trying to determine here is if a shared calendar from an Exchange 2007 mailbox can be accessed as opposed to one from an Exchange 2003 (or earlier) mailbox.


    *BTW - we're just simple end users trying to figure this out. We'd really appreciate an expert's opinion.
  • minuteZERO Level 1 Level 1
    Hi mr.e,
    These are un-migrated Exchange 2007 accounts. The other user is sharing their calendar via Microsoft Outlook 2007.

    I have a funny feeling if I set up her account on my Mac and got her to share it that way it would work. Though it is not a graceful solution it's probably a workaround. Has anyone tried this?
  • mr.e-man Level 1 Level 1
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the client side app (Outlook 2007, 2003, etc.) is pretty inconsequential. iCal is going to be looking at the Exchange server via ActiveSync. Outlook's really just a "view" in to the mailbox on the server. Exchange 2007 is WAY different than Exchange 2003, and Apple has decided to not "mess" with Exchange 2003 interactivity in Snow Leopard's Mail app.

    ... although the iPhone Mail app will work with ActiveSync/Exchange 2003. Why do they do this to us? LOL
  • minuteZERO Level 1 Level 1
    I wondered that myself. The iPhone with push works perfect! Yet I'm having issues with a full-out desktop operating system. Funny how things work.
  • minn3h Level 1 Level 1
    I'm referring to an Exchange 2007 environment as well
  • minuteZERO Level 1 Level 1
    OK, I'm not sure what changed except that my Exchange server is now running Windows Server 2008 SP2, but one of the group of calendars that I have access to is now available. Sharing for this particular calendar was enabled today, while the others were set up a while ago. If I can figure out how to get another one working I will post here.
  • mr.e-man Level 1 Level 1
    I have just confirmed that I can open a shared Exchange 2007 mailbox Calendar in iCal, but I cannot open one shared from an Exchange 2003 mailbox. Our Exch2007 server is also running on a Server 2008 SP2 platform.

    Hope this helps. I think we have been able to pretty much narrow things down.
  • minuteZERO Level 1 Level 1
    OK, I got it. The shared calendar was setup in Outlook as such:
    Default - Reviewer

    When set like this everything works fine on my Outlook to view this calendar, but in iCal it shows no access. When the user added my specific user with permissions as reviewer and I reopened the Delegation tab in iCal, it showed that I now have access!

    So to recap, at this point, what worked for me is the following:

    On the calendar you want to SHARE:
    Outlook 2007 -> Calendar, right-click properties, choose Permissions tab, and add the iCal user's Active Directory account with specific permissions (reviewer for example).

    On iCal:
    Menu Bar -> iCal Preferences -> Accounts icon, click on Delegation tab, under Accounts I can access, + button to add, and enter the user. You should now be able to check the box to left of the user name to display this calendar in iCal.

    As stated this seems to ONLY work on Exchange 2007.

    Good luck everyone!
  • corvi42 Level 1 Level 1
    I was having some weird behavior with accessing shared calendars within iCal.

    I managed to solve it by playing with the server configurations in Address Book & iCal.
    Our exchange server had 2 different domain names. There was a "generic" one ("mail") and a machine-specific one (like "server123"). The auto-configuration that SL does set Mail,iCal & Address Book to use the machine-specific one. However, due to certificate issues we changed to the generic "mail". For some reason, iCal then would not find exchange user ids calendars - either to access their calendars or to share mine. By setting both iCal and AddressBook back to the machine-specific host name, this issue was resolved. Very bizarre.

    Maybe this will help someone out there - good luck!
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