7 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2009 5:49 AM by 700407 RSS

    Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook

    666742
      Hi
      I have installed Oracle Connector to use Outlook as my default client for calendaring. It is unable to connect and gives the following error (I've deleted server name and username for anonymity):
      When I use Oracle Calendar client (i.e the separate program) to connect, it is successful.

      -----------------------
      The Oracle Calendar server is unavailable.
      The network may be down or the server name may be misspelled.

      Configuration:
      Protocol: Oracle Calendar
      Server: --------deleted--------
      User Name: --------deleted--------
      Port: 0
      Code: 0x800406b9
      -----------------------

      Please let me know the solution.
      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
          450470
          Hello



          Port : 0 that is weird ! Can't tell why it does not connect, but if it uses a port 0, it wont work
          • 2. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
            666742
            Port 0 is the default setting in the Connector's dialogue screen
            • 3. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
              450470
              I checked, it works here with port 0 configured in the dialog screen.



              Preserving anonymity, could you post the schema of setup parameters you used ?
              • 4. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
                666742
                Hi



                In the <strong>Oracle Calendar client</strong> (the stand-alone software), to setup the connection with my company's calendar, I follow these steps:



                1. On the starting "Connection Manager" screen, I click on New and it pops up a "Connection Editor" screen

                2. I give a name to the calendar, say "mycalendar" in "Connection Name" field

                3. In the "server" field I put the calendar server of my organization: <strong>calendar.mis.xyzcompany.com</strong>

                4. Now I click on the "Lookup" button and it populates all other fields for me - with the following data:

                <blockquote>
                     Node: 10000

                     Authentication: Standard Authentication

                     Compression: Run Length Encoding Compression

                     Encryption: None

                </blockquote>
                After these steps, the stand-alone software <em>successfully</em> connects to the calendar.



                In the <strong>Oracle Connector for Outlook</strong>, to setup the connection, I follow these steps:



                1. I run the Oracle Connector Configuration Wizard

                2. In the first "Profile Settings" page, I create a new profile called "outlook" and click on Next

                3. In the next "Service Settings" page, I check on calendar and put the following options in the required fields

                <blockquote>
                     Server name: calendar.mis.xyzcompany.com

                     User name: myusername

                     Password: mypassword

                </blockquote>
                4. In the "incoming mail server" and "outgoing mail server", I put my company's mail server. I click on Next

                4. Then it gives me a "Profile Successfully Configured" and I click on "Finish"



                After these steps, I open up Outlook. It successfully connects to the mail server but is <em>unsuccessful</em> in connecting to the calendar and gives this message:



                "The Oracle Calendar server is unavailable. The network may be down or the server name misspelled."



                There is no "Lookup Server" button in the configuration wizard for the connector. And there are not these other fields either like Node, Authentication, Encyption etc.

                I cannot figure out the solution



                Thanks a lot
                • 5. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
                  690377
                  Hi!

                  We have the same problem here. We are running Corporate Time to access our calendar system. I ran a port scanner to figure out which port our calendaring system runs, but the port changes everytime I close and reopen Corporate Time. Any suggestions? Thanks.

                  Hiram
                  • 6. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
                    450470
                    Hello

                    sorry for the late answer

                    I don't see anything unusual in your procedure. You really should post a SR for this case.
                    • 7. Re: Not able to connect to calendar in Outlook
                      700407
                      I have exactly the same problem. Desktop Client and PDA Sync work, but the Outlook connector doesn't find the server. Any more ideas on this?