Setting up a shared calendar in Public Folders - is it possible in SBS?

Setting up a shared calendar in Public Folders - is it possible in SBS?

Post by Ruth Chees » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 07:38:04


Hello all,

Can anyone tell me whether it is possible on SBS 2003 R2 to have a shared
calendar in a Public Folder in Outlook?

I'm supporting a company who use a couple of default email addresses such as
info@ and mail@ to go into a public folder which they can all access, and
they would like to set up a calendar along similar lines. Any suggestions?

Ruth
 
 
 

Setting up a shared calendar in Public Folders - is it possible in SBS?

Post by Dave Nicka » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:05:15

Not only possible, but very easy. You can do this right from your own
mailbox, and if you are the admin, that's what I'd recommend.

In Outlook, click to view the Folder List. Expand Public Folders, then
r-click All Public Folders -> New Folder. Type in a name for the folder.
Set the "Folder contains" drop-down to Calendar Items, and make sure All
Public Folders is selected as the location to place it -> OK.

Now you've successfully created the folder. However, the permissions are
probably more restrictive than you'd like them. Again in the Folder List,
r-click the folder -> Properties. Go to the Permissions tab and select
Default. Give Default the minimum permission you want everyone in your
organization to have. That way, new users will not require any setup to get
the default permission level. If you have other users who need higher
permission than what you set as default, you can add users and/or groups and
set them appropriately.


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