ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
Open Source Edition


Customizing Accounts > Set Up Calendar Features

Set Up Calendar Features
Zimbra Calendar lets users schedule appointments and meetings, establish recurring activities, create multiple calendars, share calendars with others, and delegate manager access to their calendars. They can subscribe to external calendars and view their calendar information from Zimbra Web Client. They can also use search for appointments in their calendars.
Important: To allow users to share their calendars, address books, and Briefcase files, enable Sharing in the Features page.
 
COS/Account Tabs
Les users maintain their calendar, schedule meetings, delegate access to their calendar, create multiple personal calendars, and more.
When Group Calendar is not checked, users can create personal appointments and accept invitations to meetings only. The Find Attendees, Schedule and Find Resources tabs are not displayed.
Calendars can be nested within ZCS folders like Mail, Contact, and Calendar folders. The administrator creates a nested list of calendars using CLI. A nested calendar grouping can be imported through migration as well.
zmmailbox -z -m user1 cf -V appointment /<Calendar Name>/<sub-calendar name>.
This creates a calendar nested under the Calendar Name folder.
Forward calendar invitation to specific addresses
You can specify email addresses to forward a user’s calendar invitations. Users can also specify forwarding address from the Preferences Calendar folder.
The account the invitation is forwarded to must have admin privileges on the shared calendar to reply to the invitation.
Accounts Forwarding
Troubleshooting Calendar Appointment Problems
The CLI zmcalchk command is used to check for discrepancy between different users’ calendars for the same meeting and send an email notification regarding the discrepancies.
You can also use this command to notify the organizer and/or all attendees when an appointment is out of sync.
Change Remote Calendar Update Interval
Remote calendars are updated every 12 hours by default. You can change the frequency of these updates in the administration console Class of Service or Account Advanced page, Data Source>Calendar polling interval.
Disable Attendee Edits to Appointments
Attendees can edit appointments in their calendars, but the changes do not affect anyone else, unless the user is the appointment organizer. If the organizer makes changes, these changes overwrite the attendees edits. You can not allow attendees to edit appointments in their calendars from the COS attribute, zimbraPrefCalendarApptAllowAtendeeEdit.
Other User Calendar Preferences
Users can modify the Calendar preferences listed in the Calendar Preference table. You can set the default behavior in the COS or Accounts Preferences page.
 
Time zone displayed in the user’s Preferences. If the time zone is configured in the COS, the time zone configured in the domain is ignored.
Number of minutes before an appointment to show reminder
Default appointment visibility
When the default is Private, all incoming calendar invites are marked as private on the user’s calendar and details are hidden.
Use iCal delegation model for shared calendars for CalDAV interface.
Apple iCal can be configured to access users’ calendars using the CalDAV protocol. When enabled, shared calendars are displayed in users’ iCal account’s Delegation tab and they can delegate access to their calendars.
For automatic polling, the polling interval can be set up in the COS/Account Advanced page, Data Source>CalDAV polling interval field
Users log into the ZWC, the reminder notifications for the last two weeks pop up for meeting reminders that were not dismissed. When this is disabled, ZCS silently dismisses the old reminders.
Enable toaster notification for new calendar events.
A popup displays in ZWC when new calendar events are received
Allow sending cancellation email to organizer.
When users receive an invitation they cannot attend at the scheduled time, they have the option to click Propose New Time and select another time. The meeting organizer receives an email with the proposed time.
Automatically add invites with PUBLISH method.
A calendar invitation email should have method=REQUEST in the calendar object but some third-party email clients incorrectly set method=PUBLISH. These emails are not processed as invitations by default. You can relax the rules by enabling this option.
Automatically add forwarded invites to calendar
Invites that have been forward to users are automatically added to the forwarded recipient’s calendar.
Flash browser title on appointment reminder.
Enable audible appointment notification.
When an appointment reminder pops up, users can be notified by a beep on their computer. Users must have either QuickTime or Windows Media installed.
Auto-decline invites from users who are denied from inviting this user.
Users can configure who can send them calendar invites. When enabled, an auto-reply message is sent to those users to let them know they do not have permission to invite the user.
Automatically add appointments when invited.
When enabled, appointments are automatically added to user’s default calendar and declined appointments display on the ZWC calendar in a faded view.
Note: When viewing appointments from mobile devices users do not see the deleted invite information in a faded view and they might not know that the invite was deleted.
Notify of changes made via delegated access
Users that delegated their calendar are notified of changes made to an appointment by a delegated access grantee.
Always show the mini-calendar.
Use the QuickAdd dialog when creating new appointments.
When is enabled, the QuickAdd dialog displays when users double-click or drag on the calendar.
Show time zone list in appointment view.
When enabled, a time zones list displays in their appointment dialog, giving them the opportunity to change time zones while making appointments.
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