Dummy Outlook account for calendaring?


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Steve Williamson

Is there a way to set up a dummy Outlook account so that a user can share a
calendar by syncing from a PDA? Our new principal has an Outlook icon on
her desktop that does not connect to any mail server and she uses that for
her calendar. She wants to set up the same scenario on the secretary's
computer. Our company email is on an Exchange Server but she does not want
the calendar on the network, nor does she want to share the desktop. I have
looked at using profiles but that requires shutting down the secretary's
exchange login, which is not acceptable. Any ideas?
 
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Brian Tillman

Steve Williamson said:
Is there a way to set up a dummy Outlook account so that a user can
share a calendar by syncing from a PDA? Our new principal has an
Outlook icon on her desktop that does not connect to any mail server
and she uses that for her calendar. She wants to set up the same
scenario on the secretary's computer. Our company email is on an
Exchange Server but she does not want the calendar on the network,
nor does she want to share the desktop. I have looked at using
profiles but that requires shutting down the secretary's exchange
login, which is not acceptable. Any ideas?

She'll need a second mail profile to accomplish what she wants.
 
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Steve Williamson

Brian,
A second mail profile is not an option because the Outlook files on the
principal's laptop are not on the exchange server. Somehow, somebody
managed to created a blank profile that opens a local pst file on the
principal's laptop. Those are the files that she uses just for her
calendar.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but a second profile would require shutting
down Outlook from the secretary's computer, which is not acceptable, either.
Steve
 
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Brian Tillman

Steve Williamson said:
A second mail profile is not an option because the Outlook files on
the principal's laptop are not on the exchange server. Somehow,
somebody managed to created a blank profile that opens a local pst
file on the principal's laptop. Those are the files that she uses
just for her calendar.

Then you have no option at all. A PDA will sync only with the currently
active mail profile or, if you're not running Outlook and have more than one
mail profile, with the profile you choose when prompted.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but a second profile would require
shutting down Outlook from the secretary's computer, which is not
acceptable, either.

You're correct, a second profile would require closing Outlook to switch
profiles.
 

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