2012年4月30日 下午 07:57Hello Guys,
Hopefully somebody here can help me out. I have read installation guides, walkthroughs, and tutorials; however nothing seems to address what I am trying to accomplish.
First off, a little background information about the business I am implementing a server in. This is a company using old technology, slow internet, and simply sharing files off a regular pc. I brought them up to speed with all new desktops and a new Intel server. They are a law firm with less than 10 employees who all need to share a calendar, documents, printer. Calendar needs to be shared to each computer and some smartphones. Their email is a POP3 hosted by a company that hosts their website and handles all their sales leads. They do not want to change anything with this company, it's been setup for years, and it will remain this way.
I have installed the server running SBS2011, containing Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange 2010, and SharePoint Foundation. Currently it is installed as a simple file and print server, replacing the windows XP pc they had before running their backup system. It backs up to the cloud every day and does an archive of all their data, including all their emails. They also do hard backups as well, storing one off site and one onsite. Each backup contains all their emails. Their emails are also fully accessible from all their phones already.
So what I don't have working for everybody is the calendar. I need everyone to be able to see a shared calendar, and have access to it from phones or web. This is the only function I need exchange for. How can I go about installing exchange simply for this purpose, and completely leaving out all mail purposes.
If this is not possible, how can I implement exchange and have it still integrate with their current mail server and hosting? In everything I read, I never actually saw anything that tells me exactly what exchange does. I found how to install it, but don't have a clear idea exactly what it does and how it works. Does exchange take over completely as the mail server, becoming the new POP3 & SMTP host, or does it simply connect to the current mail server and act as a mailbox for the entire office, being a passthrough from each computer to the mail server?
What would you do in this situation, where the only thing that really needs to change is the calendar? We have officecalendar.com, it's not efficient and very clunky to use. Already have the server and software paid for... HELP :)
Thanks guys, sorry for the long post.
2012年4月30日 下午 08:05
I don't think you can install Exchange just for the puprose of shared calendars.
I guess you can install exchange and just configure resource mailboxes. a bit of an overkill
2012年4月30日 下午 08:19What would be the more sensible option? The problem with officecalendar.com is the lack of features (web & mobile access) and weird setup. They hate that the organizers name must be on every appointment, it takes up most the header and they keep complaining about it. I read instructions on how to remove the organizer name from the header using exchange so that was the route I was hoping to take. If there's an alternative route, please let me know.
2012年5月2日 上午 08:34版主
In Exchange 2010, we could run Set-CalendarProcessing command to modify calendar-related processing configuration properties for the mailbox.
And there is no parameter like -OrganizerInfo <$true | $false>
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