Sharing all users calendars on Exchange 2010

We have a couple of requirements in our environment, firstly Admin users need access to all mailboxes, then all users need reviewer (Read only) access to everyone elses calendars.

To achieve this, I have the following powershell script scheduled to run overnight…

$userAccounts = get-mailbox -resultsize unlimited
ForEach ($user in $userAccounts)
	Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $user -User "DOMAIN\Domain Admins" -AccessRights FullAccess
	Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity ($user.UserPrincipalName + ":\Calendar") -User entire-company -AccessRights Reviewer

I initially tried using the ‘Default’ user for the calendar permissions, but this caused some odd results and errors in outlook, so I put that back to ‘AvailabilityOnly’ and used a mail-enabled active directory group that contained the whole company instead!

There might be a nicer way to set default mailbox permissions at the time of account creation, but I’ve yet to find this!

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