OfficeCalendar allows you to share Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Contact, and Task Information without the need for Microsoft Exchange. With FireDaemon Pro you can quickly and easily convert OfficeCalendar to run as a Windows Service, ensuring that OfficeCalendar will run all the time and automatically restart if it is accidentally shut down or terminates. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.
OfficeCalendar Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
If you have not done so already, download and install OfficeCalendar. For the purposes of this guide, OfficeCalendar is installed in C:\Program Files\OfficeCalendar Server. Adjust the path to suit your installation.
OfficeCalendar requires the .NET Framework to be installed. The OfficeCalendar installer will instruct you how to install that.
IMPORTANT Remember to remove OfficeCalendar Server from your Start -> All Programs -> Startup folder. Otherwise when you login, you will have two instances of OfficeCalendar Server running.
Lastly, OfficeCalendar requires port TCP/1802 to be open - so configure your firewall/packet filter accordingly to allow remote clients to connect.
Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.
Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.
- Executable: The path to your OfficeCalendarServer.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Program Files\OfficeCalendar Server\OfficeCalendarServer.exe
- Working Directory: The directory containing your OfficeCalendarServer.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Program Files\OfficeCalendar Server
- Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.
Now click the OK button to start the service and OfficeCalendar!