Outlook Shared Calendar Rights Issue

JAGP 11 Reputation points
2021-12-06T04:21:21.92+00:00

I have one desktop with Outlook 2016 that is no longer able to edit a shared calendar.

They can edit in OWA but only view in the desktop app.

I have tried all researched solutions, including removing and re-adding the user with rights as high as "Owner". I have also disabled cached mode on the desktop and deleted the OST file.

Any additional suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks >> Joe

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  1. JAGP 11 Reputation points
    2021-12-18T22:10:42+00:00

    I wound up creating a whole new user profile on the problem machine and now the user is able to edit the shared calendar just like before.

    Thanks to all for the input.

    Best >> Joe

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  2. Philip nicoles 371 Reputation points
    2021-12-06T10:57:40.443+00:00

    There are two methods to manage calendar rghts in Outlook but only one will work with Shared calendars. If you want to grant the rights, just right-click on the calendar and select "Properties". Then select "Permissions" from the next window that pops up and adjust/assign access accordingly.

    For more information about resolution of the problem, follow this link: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/troubleshoot/calendaring/error-occurs-when-sending-sharing-invitation

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  3. JAGP 11 Reputation points
    2021-12-07T19:46:56.98+00:00

    The Calendar being shared belongs to another user.

    Sharing works for all the other designated users. It also works for this one user in OWA, just not in her Outlook desktop application.

    I have tried changing her rights, all the way from View to Owner without any luck. Throughout all the settings she can view the calendar but is unable to edit.

    I also tried removing her from the permissions list entirely, waiting 24 hours and then adding her back. This did not work either.

    I assume that any caching of this shared calendar would be in same OST file as her mailbox content, which I have deleted. Outlook is now running in online mode (cache disabled) but the problem remains.

    Even when she is designated as Owner I get a permissions error when I try looking at the properties of the shared calendar in her mailbox.

    It is as if there is a corrupted Registry setting.

    Not sure if I can just uninstall Outlook or if I need to uninstall the entire Office Suite, if this would even resolve the issue.

    Thanks >> Joe