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    Exchange Server

    Posted this on the LGfL forum so sorry if your reading it twice.

    So all of SMT are now using the calendars in MS outlook to organize themselves. And since the new headteacher asked for a PDA, the news has spread like wildfire and now evybody wants one. I've already ordered one for one dep. head and now I've got to get one for the other dept head. Anyway, that's beside the point.

    SMT want to share their calendars with the office staff. They want office staff to be able to add appointments. If you remember a while ago, I set this up between two machines directly using outlook 2000 and net folders.

    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/forums/dg...wtopic=658&hl=

    It worked but it was a bit of a patch up. So now that more and more are wanting to share, I have priced up Exchange Server 2003. It's cheaper than I thought!

    Anyway, I know that Exchange server is principly an email server and that sharing calendars is only a small part of it. But initially, is it simple to set it up? Will it run on top of Windows server 2003 (indeed does it require server 2003 to run) or should it run on it's own server? Do I need to start setting up email and other things before I can get it to link with outlook and share calendars?

    Hope there aren't too many questions there but I'm hoping for simple answers!

    Cheers

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    Re: Exchange Server

    Its easy peasy, and calendar sharing is a doddle too.

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    WE are going down the same road as well Mark. 5 PDAs for SMT, exchange server and I manged to squeeze 5 APS in there as well so they could do stuff wirelessly.
    Now I look at it all though I cant quite see how you would see a shared calendar from your PDA it only seems to have the option for your personal one ....

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    Re: Exchange Server

    Doesn't OMA do it?

    I just can't believe so many SLTs use shared calendars!

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    Re: Exchange Server

    I havent actually got the server set up yet I was just going of what I saw looking on my IPAQ. Gotta rename the domain first before I install exchange.

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    Chris,

    I don't want to share calendars on the PDAs, just through outlook. When Users sync their PDA through out the day, these changes will be reflected in Outlook and thus will be view by anyone who has permission to look at the shared calendar in Outlook

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    I would like that functionality if possible though .

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    Re: Exchange Server

    That sounds such a useful, and obvious "killer ap" that Microsoft must have thought of a way to charge you more money for that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    That sounds such a useful, and obvious "killer ap" that Microsoft must have thought of a way to charge you more money for that!!!
    They used to and then they had an off day. They did remove the messaging system though. You now have to buy some offshoot of the Office Server family to get that.

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    Re: Exchange Server

    What about Blackberry..?

    http://www.blackberry.com/na/index.shtml

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    Re: Exchange Server

    mark out of interest can you post a copy of the lgfl link for us know lgfl people...

    russ

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    Re: Exchange Server

    While keeping on subject sorta :P I have got my domain renamed and got Exchange up and running locally. I have made OWA use SSL and made sure the server isnt an open relay.
    Any more best practice tips from anyone out there? Also wouldnt mind any good exchange sites you have in your bookmarks

    Cheers

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    I take it that you downloaded the Exchange Best Practice Analyser? It's somewhere on the MS site - surprisingly good

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