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By mikea ·
Does anyone know of a good way to share the calendars of users on a local network, without using the MS Exchange Server. I've got about a half dozen people, with three different email clients(OL97,2000,XP), that want their assistants to be able to pull up their calendar and modify it if needed. I've tried all the Microsoft options "Publish as Webpage", "Free/Busy", and sharing .PST files, but all of them have a snag in there somewhere. I need to be able to access and modify all the Outlook calendars, or another calendar program, from the assistants machine. Also, be able to view the calendar via the Internet. I'm looking at iCal now, but would appreciate any information on other solutions. Thanks.

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by Lez In reply to Sharing Calendars

Not exactly sure I understand your problem right but try if this works for you

1) Goto boss' outlook
2) Right click "Calendar",select "Properties"
3) Click on "Permission" tab
4) Click "Add" and select assistant's name
5) Click "Add" and "Ok"to return back to previous menu
6) Give the assistant the "Editor" role
7) Click "Ok"

Having given permission, go to the assitant's outlook now,
1) Click "Tools", select "Services"
2) Select "Microsoft Exchange" and click "Properties"
3) Click "Advance Tab"
4) At the "Open additional mailboxes" window, click "Add"
5) Select the boss's name and click "Ok" until you return to outlook

The assistant should now be able to see the boss' mailbox. When he clicks the "+" to expand the view,he should see the calendar and can edit as required. If the assistant can't see it, go back to boss' system, and go to the properties of the "Mailbox - Boss, Name" and give "Folder Visible" permission to the assitant. Restart assistant's outlook. Sometimes, you'll need to wait for your mail servers to replicate b4 the permissioning take effect

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