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How to stop Exchange from listing team calendars in Outlook RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

      I know this is probably backwards from what most people request but I would like to know if there is a way to turn off the function of exchange/outlook automatically creating team calendar groups.  I have exchange 2010 with sharepoint 2010 in an AD environment.  I wanted to use the organization view in sharepoint so I added managers to the user accounts in AD.  Now if I go into the calendars in Outlook (2010), there are groups of calendars divided by each team members manager.  The issue is people in these groups can see everyone elses calendars which is not exceptible in my company.  I know I can go into outlook on each computer and remove the team calendars but is there a way to turn of this function globally?

      Thank you for any assistance.  Tim

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:46 PM

Answers

  • Hi Tim,

     

    Team Calendar is a feature of Outlook 2010. You could find OWA can't display team calendar. Once Outlook 2010 connects to an Exchange server, Outlook will check the attribute of “Manager”. You could see the attribute via ADSI Edit. If the attribute value is not null, Outlook 2010 will create a team calendar according to the value automatically.

    >>Other can just see if their peers or managers have something in their calendar (free/busy info).

    It is because the default permission of the calendar is “Free/ Busy time”. You could modify the default permission to “None”.

    Then users will be not able to see peers’ F/B information.

    For how to disable the feature, you could go to Outlook Forum.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/outlook/threads



    • Proposed as answer by Jerome Xiong Friday, August 12, 2011 5:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:23 AM
    Friday, August 12, 2011 5:14 AM

All replies

  • What user can see is depending on the given permission.

    what permission is set on calendars in mailboxes and to whom?


    lasse at humandata dot se, http://anewmessagehasarrived.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:58 PM
  • I can see everything in the calendars of my peers and supervisors (I am an admin so this is normal).  Other can just see if their peers or managers have something in their calendar (free/busy info).

    No additional permissions have been set for a user to view another users calendars.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

     

    Tim

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:04 PM
  • Hi Tim,

     

    Team Calendar is a feature of Outlook 2010. You could find OWA can't display team calendar. Once Outlook 2010 connects to an Exchange server, Outlook will check the attribute of “Manager”. You could see the attribute via ADSI Edit. If the attribute value is not null, Outlook 2010 will create a team calendar according to the value automatically.

    >>Other can just see if their peers or managers have something in their calendar (free/busy info).

    It is because the default permission of the calendar is “Free/ Busy time”. You could modify the default permission to “None”.

    Then users will be not able to see peers’ F/B information.

    For how to disable the feature, you could go to Outlook Forum.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/outlook/threads



    • Proposed as answer by Jerome Xiong Friday, August 12, 2011 5:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:23 AM
    Friday, August 12, 2011 5:14 AM
  • Thanks Jerome, I will try there.  Tim
    Friday, August 12, 2011 12:35 PM