How do I make a calendar NOT viewable in Exchange 2003?

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Exchange Server 2003
Microsoft Outlook Calendar
Outlook 2003 calendar
Our CEO wants to prevent anyone in our company from seeing his Outlook 2003 appointment calendar. We are using Exchange 2003 as the mail server.

I have gone into his Outlook and set the calendar permissions so that the default permission is set to NONE. I have also set the calendar options so that there are zero months of his Free/Busy being published.

After doing all of this, other people can still open his calendar and view it. What else am I forgetting to set or change in order to keep his calendar private?



Software/Hardware used:
Exchange Server 2003, Outlook 2003

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A calendar is essentially a sub-folder (if you will) of a mailbox that is set to contain appointment items, just as the Inbox is a folder that is set to contain mail and post items.

Basically, permissions are two-tiered. You can grant permissions to a mailbox, then you need to specify additional permissions at the folder level. There is no permissions inheritance.

<b>By default, nobody will be allowed to see the content of calendar items unless the mailbox owner has specifically granted access first to the mailbox and then additionally to the folder itself.</b>

So go and check the properties of the mailbox and make sure no one else has permsiion to the mailbox. Also make sure no one else has been delegated permission to the mailbox.

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  • Cwmartin
    Thank you for your answer. Based upon it, I check the Active Directory settings for the user's mailbox and found that the Domain Users group (for some reason I am not sure of) had full rights to the user's mailbox. Active Directory won't let me delete the Domain User group from having access to that mailbox, so I had to add deny read to that group to keep other people from being able to view his schedule.
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  • Karl Gechlik
    Awesome glad to help! And glad to here you found the answer.
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