Configure Zimbra FB Provider for ZCO

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Configure the Zimbra Free/Busy Provider for ZCO

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

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

Before You Begin

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

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.

Known Issues

The following known defects will be addressed before the feature is declared Generally Available:

  1. ZCO does not display any free/busy information for any exchange user who has time slots marked "Working Elsewhere".
  2. O365 crashes while sending a meeting from a mixed profile where ZCO is the primary user profile.
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