Calendar Connector always stores free and busy information in an administrative group's public folder. If there are multiple administrative groups on an Exchange 2000 server, each administrative group will have it's own public folder. In this case, free and busy information for Exchange users may be stored in a different public folder than free and busy information for users on partner systems.
For Exchange users, free and busy information is stored in the administrative group on which the user's mailbox was first created. When storing free and busy information for users on partner systems, Calendar Connector always uses the administrative group where Calendar Connector is installed. The user's free and busy information is stored in the public folder associated with this administrative group because the connector is used to import these users into Active Directory.
By default, Calendar Connector assumes that it is in the same administrative group as the connector. If you replicate the public folder used by Calendar Connector, or if you install another instance of Calendar Connector in another administrative group, you will need to ensure that Calendar Connector functions properly.
If the free and busy public folder used by Calendar Connector is replicated to a public folder store in a different administrative group, then you need to install another instance of Calendar Connector in that administrative group. If you do not do this, queries made to that replica will not be intercepted by Calendar Connector.
If you already have an instance of Calendar Connector installed in one administrative group that imports users from partner systems into Active Directory, and you want to install another Calendar Connector in a different administrative group, then you must refer the newly installed Calendar Connector to the original instance of Calendar Connector used to perform the import.
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