iCal not syncing with exchange server

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  1. dave343, Aug 11, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014

    dave343 macrumors member

    May 11, 2014
    Upfront apologies if this has been brought up before. I've tried to search and have read what threads I did find but nothing really clarified it for me.

    I'm running a 2014 Macbook Ai 11" using Mavericks with latest patches, and iCloud enabled to sync items with the calendar option enabled. So onto my problem....

    The organization I work for uses exchange, I have a windows laptop at work, a macbook air at home, and for now...an android phone. I'm trying to simplify my life and I only want 1 calendar...per device. So on my macbook I added my Gmail and exchange calendars. On the Air in ical when I make an event it shows up on the androids calendar. Likewise if I add something on the android it gets pushed to iCal. Awesome...success...sort of. When I added exchange to iCal, whatever items I had on my exchange calendar appeared in ical. However any new events I add to exchange do not appear in ical. Likewise events I create in ical don't appear in my exchange calendar. I'm assuming this will resolve itself once I switch to an iPhone however for now I'm stuck with the Android. I just want Google calendar, ical, and exchange to be friends and stay sync with any entry I add. Am I asking too much?
    I've tried to refresh ical, I have it set to 1 min updates but it doesn't seem to want to pull from exchange. Or push updates to exchange. And just to mention again I'm using windows 7 at work with Outlook 2010. I DO NOT use Outlook on my Macbook, or even mail for that matter. I'm only using ical, Google calendar on the android, and Outlook on windows. Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Can you get anything else (mail, contacts, notes) to sync with that Exchange account?
  3. dave343 thread starter macrumors member

    May 11, 2014
    I Think I have the problem solved... and I feel like an idiot. So when I made an event I failed to noticed it was creating it under my google ID, and I wasn't choosing exchange. I guess what I had figured, was that if you create any event it automatically add's it to all your calendars. So now when I specifically choose to create the event under excahnge it's showing up on exchange. Vise versa when I delete an event in exchange it's deleting from iCal.
    However... there is a massive delay. Anything added on my windows outlook PC for exchange takes about 20minutes to show up in iCal even though iCal is set to sync every 1 minute with exchange. But adding events in iCal seems to add them in exchange instantly.

    My google account is a differnt story, my organization does not support Android devices syncing with our Exchange server for security concerns, so I cannot add exchange to my gmail calendar. Time for an iPhone.
  4. impaler macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2006
    Glad you got it fixed. Note beginning in Mountain Lion, iCal is now Calendar.

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