Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Configure Group Calendars

A group calendar can be scheduled with events similar to a user calendar. However, a user should not log into a group calendar. To view a group calendar, the user should subscribe to it. To configure a group calendar, edit the ics.conf file as shown in the steps that follow.

  1. Log in as an administrator with permission to change the configuration.

  2. Stop Calendar Server services by issuing the stop-cal.

  3. Change to the /etc/opt/SUNWics5/cal/config directory.

  4. Save your old ics.conf file by copying and renaming it.

  5. Edit one or more of the parameters as shown in the following table:


    Specifies whether the group calendar can be double booked. The default is yes.


    Specifies the default ACL for group calendars:



    Specifies whether autoprovisioning is enabled or disabled. The default is "yes" (enabled).


    Specifies whether a group invitation will automatically have PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED.


    Determines if a group should be expanded for invitations.

    If “yes”, the list will be expanded if it meets the constraints of the parameter. If the expansion fails, or this parameter is set to "no", only the group name shows up on the attendee list and no RSVP is required.

    Specifies whether groups can be expanded. A value of "0" means no expansion limits. A group of any size can be expanded.

    If expansion is allowed, but not unlimited. The value of the parameter indicates the maximum number of attendees allowed in an expanded group. If the number in the group exceeds the maximum size, then the group is not expanded.

    A value of "-1" means no expansion allowed.

    If expansion is not allowed because it exceeds the maximum size, only the group name appears in the attendee list and an error is returned to the organizer.

  6. Save the file as ics.conf.

  7. Restart Calendar Server.

See Also

For instructions on configuring groups, see To Configure Calendar Server for Groups.