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This step-by-step article describes how to publish free and busy information globally by using a server-side setting. By default, Microsoft Outlook lets you publish two months of free and busy information per user. The default setting is typically set from the Outlook client computer. You can change the default setting to more than two months. You can also apply the setting to all the users in the domain by using Group Policy for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Outlook 2002. You cannot set the default setting by using Exchange System Manager in Microsoft Exchange.
Before you can publish free and busy information globally by using a server-side setting, you must install the policy template files for Microsoft Office 2003 and for Microsoft Office XP. To install the policy template files for Office 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Policy Template FilesTo install the System Policy Editor and the policy template files for Office XP, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
System Policy Editor and TemplatesWhen you use the Group Policy feature in the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to set policy, you must first load the Office policy template files (.adm files). You can then configure the settings that you want to manage.
To change the default setting for free and busy information in the domain, follow these steps.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324800/ )How to reset user rights in the Default Domain Group Policy in Windows Server 2003
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/226243/ )How to reset security settings in the Default Domain GPO in Windows 2000
Article ID: 867504 - Last Review: July 20, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
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