[SOLVED] Accessing Outlook 2010 calendar *without* connector
I am trying to add my work calendar (read-only access is fine) in Outlook 2010 to my personal Zimbra account. I do not want to install the Outlook connector, since I do not want to sync my personal email, contacts, etc. to my work computer. Instead, I simply want to add a remote calendar to my Zimbra account that syncs events from my Outlook work calendar so I can view my all my calendars together via the Zimbra web client.
Here's what I tried:
- Published the Outlook 2010 calendar to Zimbra's webdav server via url "http://server/dav/myemail/". It published correctly, but when I try to create a new Zimbra remote calendar that syncs with the resulting webcal URL, I get error "Make sure the content of the URL is in ATOM/RSS format".
- Published the Outlook 2010 calendar to Office online. It published correctly, but when I try to create a new Zimbra remote calendar that syncs with the resulting webcal URL, I get the same error. I verified my email address has access to the published Outlook calendar.
Any suggestions? I already added all my Zimbra calendars to Outlook 2010 as Internet calendars (so when I am at work I can see all my work and personal calendars together). I am just trying to figure out the reverse situation, i.e. seeing my work calendar in my Zimbra account.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Other possible problems and their solution
I had similar problems with Outlook 2007 and thought I'd share the solution:
First problem: Outlook says "invalid URL".
Solution: It wasn't the @ in the URL, as I thought, it was the missing / at the end. So the correct form is https://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user@domain/ or https://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user/ , but it doesn't work without the last slash. If you want the .ics file to show up in your Briefcase, use https://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user/Briefcase/
Second problem: Outlook mumbles about a network problem, I might have mistyped the server name etc. (but doesn't say what the actual error is).
Problem source: I had used a self-signed certificate for the Zimbra server.
Solution: All the guides I found on the net about how to install a self-signed in Windows didn't work on my Windows 7/IE9 laptop at work (cert showed up for my user in MMC, but not if I looked at the same in Internet Options). So I installed a cert from cacert.org on the server and installed the CACert root and class3 certs in Windows. Then I could publish my Outlook calendar to Zimbra's web store.
Third problem: What's the URL I should subscribe to? I've got something that looks right, but Zimbra tells me I should make sure it's an RSS/Atom feed, or that the address isn't reachable!
Solution: Choose "Share published calendar" in Outlook (or similar, translated back from German) and look at the URL in the email that shows up. It will look something like webcals://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user@domain/calendar_of_name.ics. Replace webcals by https (or webcal by http) and add your user name and password to the URL. In this example: https://user:email@example.com....endar_name.ics
Best regards, Christian