Moving Email-Enabled SharePoint Calendar

Devin Walker has an excellent blog post on a strictly browser-based method of moving SharePoint lists from one site to another using the List Template method. I used the instructions with success on one of our calendars.

I was concerned about the effect the move might have on events emailed to the calendar and on its display in Outlook as another user’s Calendar. These problems were resolved by giving the new calendar the same email address as the old calendar. However, making this email assignment required a direct edit in Active Directory, because attempting to assign the old address to the new calendar resulted in an error that the email address was already in use. Disabling email in the old calendar did not remove the Contact entry  in AD; neither did deleting the old calendar from the site. After removing the Contact from AD directly, I was able to assign the email address to the new calendar.

Testing showed the new calendar accepting emailed calendar items, and the new calendar displayed in Outlook correctly without having to delete and re-add the new calendar as another User’s Calendar.

About Joy Lavigne (Adkins)

SharePoint and O365 Business Analyst for a mid-sized organization. Recovering SharePoint on-prem Administrator. Frequent speaker at SharePoint Saturday events. Teller of terribly corny jokes. View all posts by Joy Lavigne (Adkins)

2 responses to “Moving Email-Enabled SharePoint Calendar

  • Devin Walker


    Thanks for the pingback, I’m glad my post could help you out. Keep on bloggin’


  • Christian

    Microsoft persistant data strikes back, yet again. In my experience, the two things that keep popping up and causing problems (although we can’t live without either one for long) are Active Directory and Word. The 3 things that will survive a nuclear war: cockroaches, ghost entries in AD, and Word formatting.

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