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Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by R3JhZmlrc21hbg, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. R3JhZmlrc21hbg

    R3JhZmlrc21hbg

    Guest
    We have an iCal server at work, and I'm trying to connect, but when I enter

    the path - webcal://[IP

    Address:port]/principals/users/[username]/[username].ics in Data File

    Management/Internet Calendars/New, there is an instantaneous (like it's not

    even looking for it) message saying "Cannot verify or add the Internet

    Calendar in Outlook. Verify the link is a valid calendar link". This is the

    very same path that works fine on my Mac to connect, so I know it is valid.

    The firewall is not restricting Outlook as far as I can see, and as I said,

    the message comes up so fast it's like Outlook is not looking for the

    calendar, it's just spitting the link path back at me for some reason. Any

    ideas?

     
  2. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    This is in Outlook 2007, correct? Can you browse to the calendar and

    subscribe to it? Did you try using http://ipaddress/ ?

    "Grafiksman" <Grafiksman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:DA5A5C99-4E06-4469-8273-48562DCAB8C7@microsoft.com...
    > We have an iCal server at work, and I'm trying to connect, but when I
    > enter
    > the path - webcal://[IP
    > Address:port]/principals/users/[username]/[username].ics in Data File
    > Management/Internet Calendars/New, there is an instantaneous (like it's
    > not
    > even looking for it) message saying "Cannot verify or add the Internet
    > Calendar in Outlook. Verify the link is a valid calendar link". This is
    > the
    > very same path that works fine on my Mac to connect, so I know it is
    > valid.
    > The firewall is not restricting Outlook as far as I can see, and as I
    > said,
    > the message comes up so fast it's like Outlook is not looking for the
    > calendar, it's just spitting the link path back at me for some reason.
    > Any
    > ideas?


     
  3. R3JhZmlrc21hbg

    R3JhZmlrc21hbg

    Guest
    Diane: Yes, I am using Outlook 2007. I'm not sure what you mean by "browse to

    the calendar"? My understanding of adding internet calendars is that the URL

    path must start with "webcal://" and point to a .ics file. I've tried using

    http://[path] in File/Data File Management/Internet Calendars/New but it

    gives me the same response.

    "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


    > This is in Outlook 2007, correct? Can you browse to the calendar and
    > subscribe to it? Did you try using http://ipaddress/ ?

    > >

    >

    >

    >


     
  4. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    When I look at my subscribed internet calendars, I see this format for the

    address:

    http://www.mobilegeographics.com:81/ical/6937.ics

    I added them all by going to a website and choosing the subscribe link. If I

    hover the subscribe link, it says webcal:// - but once added to outlook it

    uses http to update.

    In a quick test with some calendars at icalshare.com, I get the same error

    if the path is invalid, regardless of how it try to add it. If its valid,

    either webcal or http works in the dialog. So, for whatever reason, outlook

    doesn't like the url you are passing it and can't find the calendar at that

    location.

    "Grafiksman" <Grafiksman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:72AAC3D4-71DB-411C-B4B4-F70510421EEF@microsoft.com...
    > Diane: Yes, I am using Outlook 2007. I'm not sure what you mean by "browse
    > to
    > the calendar"? My understanding of adding internet calendars is that the
    > URL
    > path must start with "webcal://" and point to a .ics file. I've tried
    > using
    > http://[path] in File/Data File Management/Internet Calendars/New but it
    > gives me the same response.

    > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > This is in Outlook 2007, correct? Can you browse to the calendar and
    > > subscribe to it? Did you try using http://ipaddress/ ?
    >

    >> > >

    >

    >
    >
    >>

    >

    >>

    >

    >> or point
    > > your
    > >


     
  5. R3JhZmlrc21hbg

    R3JhZmlrc21hbg

    Guest
    Hi Diane. Thanks for trying to help me, but I think you are misunderstanding

    what I am trying to do. This is a private iCal server, which must be added by

    going to File/Data File Management/Internet Calendars/New. All the

    instructions for doing this say that you must use webcal:// not http://. The

    link I am pointing to is valid, as it definitely works on other computers.

    This is a new computer with Vista Premium and a fresh install of Office 2007.

    Not sure where to go with this. My colleagues are not having any issues.

    "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


    > When I look at my subscribed internet calendars, I see this format for the
    > address:
    > http://www.mobilegeographics.com:81/ical/6937.ics

    > I added them all by going to a website and choosing the subscribe link. If I
    > hover the subscribe link, it says webcal:// - but once added to outlook it
    > uses http to update.

    > In a quick test with some calendars at icalshare.com, I get the same error
    > if the path is invalid, regardless of how it try to add it. If its valid,
    > either webcal or http works in the dialog. So, for whatever reason, outlook
    > doesn't like the url you are passing it and can't find the calendar at that
    > location.

    > >

    >

    >

    > "Grafiksman" <Grafiksman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:72AAC3D4-71DB-411C-B4B4-F70510421EEF@microsoft.com...
    > > Diane: Yes, I am using Outlook 2007. I'm not sure what you mean by "browse
    > > to
    > > the calendar"? My understanding of adding internet calendars is that the
    > > URL
    > > path must start with "webcal://" and point to a .ics file. I've tried
    > > using
    > > http://[path] in File/Data File Management/Internet Calendars/New but it
    > > gives me the same response.
    > > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> This is in Outlook 2007, correct? Can you browse to the calendar and
    > >> subscribe to it? Did you try using http://ipaddress/ ?
    > >
    > >> > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >>

    > > >
    > >>

    > > >
    > > >> or point
    > >> your
    > > >>

    >


     
  6. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    The error from outlook says it can't find the file - so either the url is

    wrong or it can't access it.

    Can you get the URL from someone who is using it in Outlook? Are you logged

    into the server? If outlook can't access the server, it can't find the file.

    Private or not private doesn't affect which url format you use - you can add

    it in the internet calendar dialog using an http url (I did it when I tested

    the urls from icalsare).

    "Grafiksman" <Grafiksman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:CE931E3D-04EF-4649-8B52-0EA43B10F0B6@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Diane. Thanks for trying to help me, but I think you are
    > misunderstanding
    > what I am trying to do. This is a private iCal server, which must be added
    > by
    > going to File/Data File Management/Internet Calendars/New. All the
    > instructions for doing this say that you must use webcal:// not http://.
    > The
    > link I am pointing to is valid, as it definitely works on other computers.

    > This is a new computer with Vista Premium and a fresh install of Office
    > 2007.

    > Not sure where to go with this. My colleagues are not having any issues.

    > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > When I look at my subscribed internet calendars, I see this format for
    > > the
    > > address:
    > > http://www.mobilegeographics.com:81/ical/6937.ics
    >

    >> I added them all by going to a website and choosing the subscribe link.
    > > If I
    > > hover the subscribe link, it says webcal:// - but once added to outlook
    > > it
    > > uses http to update.
    >

    >> In a quick test with some calendars at icalshare.com, I get the same
    > > error
    > > if the path is invalid, regardless of how it try to add it. If its valid,
    > > either webcal or http works in the dialog. So, for whatever reason,
    > > outlook
    > > doesn't like the url you are passing it and can't find the calendar at
    > > that
    > > location.
    >

    >
    >> > >

    >

    >
    >
    >>

    >

    >>

    >

    >> or point
    > > your
    >

    >
    >> "Grafiksman" <Grafiksman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:72AAC3D4-71DB-411C-B4B4-F70510421EEF@microsoft.com...
    > > > Diane: Yes, I am using Outlook 2007. I'm not sure what you mean by
    > > > "browse
    > > > to
    > > > the calendar"? My understanding of adding internet calendars is that
    > > > the
    > > > URL
    > > > path must start with "webcal://" and point to a .ics file. I've tried
    > > > using
    > > > http://[path] in File/Data File Management/Internet Calendars/New but
    > > > it
    > > > gives me the same response.
    > >>> > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
    > >> >> This is in Outlook 2007, correct? Can you browse to the calendar and
    > > >> subscribe to it? Did you try using http://ipaddress/ ?
    > > >
    >> >> > > >>

    > > >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>

    > > >> >
    >> >>

    > > >> >
    >> >> >> or point
    > > >> your
    > > >> >>

    > >


     
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