I have contacts set to private and use sharing rules to open up access to other sales users. I have a scenario where an account executive would like to have other sales support users below them in the role hierarchy edit tasks that are assigned to the account executive. I still have not been able to enable edit ability to the support users. It keeps coming up Insufficient Privileges when the user tried to edit the activity. Is there a way to share the activity with other users so they can edit the activity owned by an Account Executive at a higher level in the role hierarchy?

Thanks for any help.

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  • 'Shared Activities' is enabled, but how do you add users to the Activity "team"? So, a sales support user created the activity and assigned the event to the Account executive. Now, another sales support team member needs to go to that activity and edit it. Getting Insufficient Privleges. How can I add different users to this activity team so they can all edit it?
    – Dman100
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 16:07
  • OK now I understand better. Indeed you cannot add extra users to the task. Only the assigned user or people above him/her in the role hierarchy can edit the task, unless they have 'Modify all' permissions (help.salesforce.com/…). There's an idea for assigning tasks to queues here, which is always a bad sign ;-) success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=087300000007HC0AAM Some people have even created a custom task object to work around shortcomings like this one.. Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 16:25

You can use calendar sharing to specific group of users. https://resources.docs.salesforce.com/204/latest/en-us/sfdc/pdf/salesforce_groupcal_cheatsheet.pdf

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