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Revision as of 13:45, 30 March 2020

Configure the Zimbra Free/Busy Provider for ZCO

   KB 23908        Last updated on 2020-03-30  




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Introduction

Beginning with ZCS 9.0.0 the Zimbra Connector for Outlook (ZCO) provides a new way to obtain Free/Busy information: the Zimbra Free/Busy Provider.

During the introduction period of this new feature, ZCO will continue to use Internet Free/Busy by default.

This guide shows you how to create a custom Windows Installer (.msi) that will install and enable the Zimbra FB Provider during ZCO installation.

Comparison of Internet Free/Busy and Zimbra Free/Busy Provider

Internet Free/Busy Zimbra Free/Busy Provider
Shows invitees' Out of office and Tentative as Busy. Bug 26960 Invitees' Out of office and Tentative periods are displayed correctly.
Forward-looking range is limited by MS IFB protocol. Bug 100050 No limit to the range that FB info may be viewed.

Customize MSI

General instructions for creating a Customized Installer for ZCO are documented in the Admin Guide.

To create an installer that will enable the Zimbra FB Provider, do the following:

  1. Copy the ZmCustomizeMsi.js and the ZCO MSI files from the server, as described in the Admin Guide.
  2. Set the Free Busy Options (--usezimbrafreebusy, -zfb) to 1 to use the Zimbra FB Provider.
  3. Set other switches according to your organization's requirements, and run the cscript to generate your custom MSIs.

Before You Begin

This guide assumes that you are familiar with Customizing the ZCO Installer.

Article Content

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Verified Against: ZCS 8.8, 9.0 Date Created: 2020-03-12
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Configure_Zimbra_FB_Provider_for_ZCO Date Modified: 2020-03-30



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