Resource scheduling in Exchange Server 2007

Update 4/16/2009: We have corrected an incorrect permissions entry in this blog post. Heard of the term calendar concierge? Look up http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/07/24/428390.aspx. In this post I’m going to talk about what happened to the Auto Accept Agent in Exchange Server 2007 and how you can define, schedule and manage resources easily and reliably. Booking resources…


Video demos for running Exchange and Outlook DST 2007 tools

EDIT: This post has been edited on 9/14/2007 to point to new versions of videos. We have put together three demos that you can use to familiarize yourself with the process of running the DST tools. We think that the following three scenarios cover what people need to run most often. DST: How to Address…


Step by step run of the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool (MSExTMZCFG.EXE)

We have put together a step-by-step walkthrough on how to run the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool (MSExTMZCFG.EXE). This is a server-side tool that can be used as part of the 2007 DST process for Exchange. We have also included some information about solutions for commonly seen errors when running the tool. Please note that…


Exchange 2003 and DST fix (KB 926666)

UPDATE: We have now released the hotfix that corrects this issue for Exchange 2003 SP2. The article is: 930241  The Exchange 2003 database does not mount, and event IDs 9518 and 9519 are logged in the Application loghttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;930241 The hotfix can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2A835A09-8E57-4027-A488-1E61C4B43A10&displaylang=en For anyone who has used the workaround outlined in:…


Understanding the difference between explicit logon and accessing another users calendar using Web Parts in Exchange 2007

EDIT 4/2/2010: correction around permissions required. Introduction One of the most common questions we hear is, “How do I open another user’s Calendar in Exchange 2007?” One of the most common misconceptions around this functionality is the level of permissions that are required. This Tech Tip was written to clarify the requirements necessary to open…


What does Exchange 2007 Availability Service do?

The Exchange Server 2007 Availability service improves free/busy data access for information workers by providing secure, consistent, and up-to-date free/busy data to clients that are using Availability Web Service (like Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access). Outlook 2007 uses the Autodiscover service to obtain the URL of the Availability service. But…


uCan iCal with Exchange and Outlook

iCal, or internet calendaring, generally isn’t heavily used or widely understood. When it is used, it generally creates some confusion since it produces different results based on what server and clients are used. Rather than babble on about all the RFC info, lets use an example to show what this is and how Exchange and…


The free/busy data story

Exchange Free Busy (FB) data itself is not simple or easy to read. This will describe what the data looks like in the Exchange store, how it’s calculated and processed through the Outlook client.   FB describes when a user is busy over a range of time, it doesn’t describe each appointment in that time…