The Free/Busy information is a file specifying when the person is busy, free, out of the office, etc. This information is usually made publicly available, so other users can access it when planning their meetings, scheduling appointments, etc. To compose the Free/Busy data, the groupware client application collects data from user Calendar(s), and merges it into one Free/Busy schedule.
The MAPI Connector stores your Free/Busy information in your Account File Storage.
Publicly available information in the standard vCalendar format is stored as the freebusy.vfb file in the topmost directory of your File Storage.
Note: Make sure your CommuniGate Pro Account Settings allow the MAPI Connector to store a file with your Free/Busy information in your File Storage.
This feature allows users of Outlook and other calendaring clients to access your File Storage via HTTP and retrieve your Free/Busy information. The URL for the CommuniGate Pro Connector user Free/Busy information is
In order to process Appointments and Meetings, the Outlook application on the client machine should be able to access the Free/Busy information of other users. This operation is implemented via the MAPI Connector, but also may be done by the Outlook application itself. To configure your Outlook application:
This option will be used by the Outlook application when it needs to retrieve the Free/Busy information for an E-mail user. The application substitutes the %SERVER% symbols with the domain part of the user E-mail, and the %NAME% symbols with the username part of the user E-mail, so for the E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org the Outlook will use the http://myserver.dom/~john/freebusy.vfb URL to retrieve John's Free/Busy schedule.
Note: the suggested Search URL will work only if your CommuniGate Pro Server accepts WebUser Interface connections on the port 80. If it accepts them on the default port 8100, or on any other non-standard port, the Search URL must include that port:
Note: the suggested Search URL will work only if your CommuniGate Pro Domains have names that have A-records pointing to the CommuniGate Pro server. Often, the DNS system does not contain any A-record for your mydomain.dom Domains, or those records point to a different system (company Web server), while the CommuniGate Pro Server addresses are specified as mail.mydomain.com, or cgate.mydomain.com, or mx.mydomain.com or similar DNS A-record(s). In this case the Search URL must be modified to use the proper domain names:
Note: if your CommuniGate Pro server is serving only one Domain, then you can specify the Search URL as: