User Can See Others Outlook Calendar Entry Details

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Microsoft Exchange 2003
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook 2000
Microsoft Outlook 2003
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
I have a user who can see the calendar entries of other users, not just that the time is blocked but the details of the event. Checked AD, group memberships, etc, and the user does not appear to have elevated privileges of any kind, is not an Exchange admin, domain admin, etc. She has not been granted delegate access to the calendars of the folks she can see. When doing a free/busy search, she can run her mouse over the blocked times of other users and get information on the event. We are a Windows 2003 domain, running Exchange 2003, and our Outlook clients are a mix of 2000 and 2003. Is there any "global" permission that she may have been granted, inadvertently of course, that would allow her to see the specific entries? We're considering having her archive her mail, then blowing away her mailbox and recreating. Any other options? Thanks, in advance, for your assistance.

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Your solution would obviously work. But try something else before you do that.

Create a new user, with admin privs. Back off priveledges 1 step at a time till that acct can no longer view like this
account.

Then, do the same with hers, elevate it to admin, and back it down.

You might just find out what the problem is, and in the process learn how to prevent it from occuring again.

If after that bit of troubleshooting, you still find nothing that makes sense, then I agree, nuke her acct after proper
backup of course, and make it again.

Good luck, sounds like you have a fun situation there, no Google searches bring up anything even remotely related
to this type of “bug”. So I’m just leaning to the assumption there’s something amiss account / user side and nothing
else would make sense.

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  • mshen
    Also make sure the users are not sharing their calendars with her or a group that she is a member of. Deleting the account would be a solution, but it is not as hard a task as you think. Create a copy of the account with a different name. Give yourself full permissions to both mailboxes. Map both mailboxes in your Outlook, and transfer all emails, calendar objects, notes, etc... to the new account. Delete the old account, and rename the new account. Users on Cached Exchange mode, may have problems emailing to that account until their GAL is updated which happens roughly once a day. That happens because Outlook is still trying to send emails to her old Object ID. Other than that, no other problems in deleting the account and recreating it.
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