SAS General Meeting Maker Server

SAS Computing provides a shared calendaring service via Meeting Maker software. Meeting Maker comes installed on all SAS machines, and allows individual calendar scheduling and group meeting organization. People, locations, and resources (such as equipment) can all have accounts, and meetings can be scheduled with all three to both invite individuals and block out time with a room or resource.

Meeting Maker is a personal and group scheduling software application. Some of the main features allow you to:

  • See when co-workers and meeting locations are available.
  • Send out, accept, or decline invitations.
  • Set reminders.

Please see below for more information on how to request an account and how to install, configure, and use Meeting Maker.

  • Account Requests

    Please submit the form here to request that a Meeting Maker account be created for your use.

  • Please submit the form here to request that a Meeting Maker account be deleted (can be submitted for yourself or by the supervisor of the person whose account is to be closed).

    If you have any questions about these request forms, please contact your Local Computing Support Provider (LSP).


  • Installation Instructions

    Please note that the software can only be installed when running with administrative rights on the computer. Contact your Local Support Provider (LSP) with any questions. See below for links to installation directions.

  • Configuration Instructions

    If when logging in for the first time you do not see SAS General listed as the server, please follow the instructions below.

  • Proxy Directions

    To give other users read or read/write proxy rights to your calendar:

    1. Click on Proxy.
    2. Select Share Calendar.
    3. On the list on the left, choose Users from the drop down menu.
    4. On the list on the left, select the person to whom you want to give read or read/write proxy rights.
    5. Click on read only or read/write.
    6. Click OK.

      Note: The person to whom you assigned new proxy rights must restart Meeting Maker to be able to proxy your calendar.

    To remove someone's rights to read or write to your calendar:

    1. Click on Proxy.
    2. Select Share Calendar .
    3. Select the name in the right scroll box.
    4. Click Remove.

    To edit your Favorite Proxies List

    1. Click on Proxy.
    2. Select Edit Favorite Proxies.
    3. To add names to your Favorite Proxies list: select the names from the Available Proxies list on the left and click on Add.
    4. To delete names from your Favorite Proxies list: select the names from your Favorites Proxies list on the right and click on Remove.
    5. Click OK.
  • Operating System Compatibility

    Please note that if your computer's operating system is Windows 98/2000/XP/2003 or Mac OS X 10.1 and above, you can use the native and web clients. If your computer's operating system is Linux, Solaris, or Mac OS 8.x/9.x/10.0, then you can only use the web client. (There are no native clients for these operating systems.)

  • Web Access to MM

    You can access your calendar at the following site: https://webcalendar.sas.upenn.edu/sasgeneral. Web access is the only method that can be used for those using the Mac OS9, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.

  • Synching with Palm Compatible Devices

    In the past, personal digital assistants (PDAs) compatible with the Palm operating system (OS) have been  the recommended and supported devices to sync with the Meeting Maker server.  Palm compatble devices are still supported for syncing when connected to a desktop/laptop computer.  For those using other devices, such as Windows Mobile, Blackberry, or iPhone devices, it may be possible to sync with Meeting Maker using the NotifyLink server now operated by SAS Computng.   If you are interested in syncing your PDA with the Meeting Maker server, please contact your LSP.

  • Server Parameters

    • Server Name to use when configuring client: calendar.sas.upenn.edu
    • Server Name to use when configuring Palm Hot Sync: SAS General
    • Server Network Protocol: SSL
    • URL for Web access: https://webcalendar.sas.upenn.edu/sasgeneral
  • Documentation from MM

  • Further Questions

    If you have any questions, please contact your Local Support Provider (LSP).