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Make Resource available from exchange 2010/2007 to 2003 RRS feed

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  • I post what i did, to help others looking for the same thing. 
    Did not find to many good guides on google.

     

     

    EMC

    1.       Open EMC(exchange management console)

    2.       Locate your resources mailbox in recipient configuration.

    3.       Right click and select manage full access permission…

    4.       Add your exchange account to have full access.

    Outlook

     

    1.       Now open outlook (Add the mailbox )

    2.       Navigate to “tools” -> “email accounts?”

    3.       Show or change existing -> “change/edit)

    4.       “more preferences”

    5.       “advanced” -> “add” -> the name of the resource

    6.       “apply” -> “ok” -> next -> “finish”

    7.       Close outlook-> then open it again. (or wait a while?`)

    8.       Navigate to calendar

    9.       Under my calendars you will find your resource. Right click it select “properties”

    10.    Go to the “persmissios?” tab.

    11.   Make sure “standard” and “anonymous” is changed to “reader” ( u might want to add a superuser who get a higher permission to delete entrys.)

    12.    Now you can open the resources calendar.

     

    You can also open the resources mailbox if you want to manually accept the meeting invitations.

    Or you can script it, to make It automatic :D

    Script autoAccept

    1.       Open powershell (exchange management Shell)(as administrator, on a server with the EMC installed properly)

    2.       Writ the command: Set-CalendarProcessing -identity " your resources logon name " -AutomateProcessing AutoAccept

    3.       Test it.

    Credits to SKB from Stokke Kommune. And a lot of credit to all the forumwriters in the galaxy.

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi SKB,

    Thanks for your sharing. Not sure what do you mean by make it available for 2003, but the resource mailbox should be available for all clients. Do you encounter any issue on Resourmailbox?

    It is not recommened to provide "Reader" permission to “standard” and “anonymous” unless you would like users to check the Resource mailbox in "Shared Calendar" folder.

    Generally, we check whethe the Resource mailbox is available based on the free/busy information showing up in Scheduling Assistant box when we create a metting request. It is not necessary to check the Calendar folder from Shared Calendar folder for Resource mailbox and the same for all other meeting attendees.

    To manage the resource mailbox, including approving a meeting request, deleting the expired meeting appointmen, it is recommended to use a Delegate. See Managing Resource Mailboxes at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124374(EXCHG.80).aspx.

    Hope it is hepful.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Fiona_Liao Monday, January 23, 2012 5:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, February 3, 2012 8:00 AM
    Monday, January 23, 2012 5:00 AM

All replies

  • It looks like Direct Booking which is used in Exchange 2003 system. A resource mailbox in Exchagne 2007 should not work like this.

    I'd suggest you refer to the following Microsoft article:

    Managing Resource Mailboxes and Scheduling

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124374.aspx


    Marking the replies that has answered the question may help others who have got the same or a similar question.
    Monday, January 23, 2012 4:50 AM
  • Hi SKB,

    Thanks for your sharing. Not sure what do you mean by make it available for 2003, but the resource mailbox should be available for all clients. Do you encounter any issue on Resourmailbox?

    It is not recommened to provide "Reader" permission to “standard” and “anonymous” unless you would like users to check the Resource mailbox in "Shared Calendar" folder.

    Generally, we check whethe the Resource mailbox is available based on the free/busy information showing up in Scheduling Assistant box when we create a metting request. It is not necessary to check the Calendar folder from Shared Calendar folder for Resource mailbox and the same for all other meeting attendees.

    To manage the resource mailbox, including approving a meeting request, deleting the expired meeting appointmen, it is recommended to use a Delegate. See Managing Resource Mailboxes at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124374(EXCHG.80).aspx.

    Hope it is hepful.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Fiona_Liao Monday, January 23, 2012 5:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, February 3, 2012 8:00 AM
    Monday, January 23, 2012 5:00 AM