It may be the case that your users are fed up of sharing their calendars manually when they start working for you.. or when they need to.
There’s a tool called PFDavAdmin that will let you do this centrally. There’s also a tool called SetPerm which I *think* is command-line driven which I’ll document at some stage in order to automate this process..
Anyway, if you use PFDavAdmin.
- Open PFDavAdmin.
- Click File -> Connect.
- Enter Exchange server name and the Global Catalog server you wish to use.
- Select All Mailboxes, click OK.
- If you want to verify a single user’s calendar permission at the moment then expand any mailbox -> Top of Information Store -> Calendar -> [Right mouse button] Select folder permission.
- To go on and set all users: At the top of the treelist view, click Mailboxes.
- Click Tools Menu -> Set Calendar Permissions.
- Click OK at – “In the following folder permissions dialog, please configure the permissions you would like to set on the Calendar folders”.
- New permissions window opens, click Add.
- Choose a user window operns, click Browse.
- Select your domain then scroll to the bottom and select Everyone. Click OK.
- Select Permissions -> [Dropdown listbox] Reviewer, click OK.
- A dialog appears to remove permissions, just click OK.
- A progress bar will appear and the permissions will be set.
Please note: This will only work with English languages as the Calendar entry needs to be called ‘Calendar’.
I will update this with a command line solution at some point.