Meeting Room mailboxes.


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Fred Bloggs

Hi, I'm trying to set up meeting room mailboxes for several in house meeting
rooms.
What's slightly confusing me is after creating a room mailbox, how you take
things further so the room can be included in a medeting request as a
available resource.

So far the box has been created and when you add the room to the list of
invites, there is nothing in the rooms calendar apart from the hashed out
"unknown" is this a free / busy setting or do i need to configure something
further in exchange?

TIA
 
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Nikki Peterson

Hash marks usually indicate an Not yet initialized Calendar.
Try logging into the resource and makine 1 meeting just to
get it going.

Did you set the Room up to Auto-Accept yet?

To allow the resource mailbox to auto-accept meetings:
Set-MailboxCalendarSettings babalooRoom -AutomateProcessing:AutoAccept

Check the settings for possible edits:
Get-MailboxCalendarSettings babalooRoom | fl

Nikki

Hi, I'm trying to set up meeting room mailboxes for several in house meeting
rooms.
What's slightly confusing me is after creating a room mailbox, how you take
things further so the room can be included in a medeting request as a
available resource.

So far the box has been created and when you add the room to the list of
invites, there is nothing in the rooms calendar apart from the hashed out
"unknown" is this a free / busy setting or do i need to configure something
further in exchange?

TIA
 
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Nikki Peterson

It is an Exchange Question, however it is Exchange 2007
(which is a new and different animal than those before)

A quick explanation of the Xcng2007 can be found at
the link below. It is now being billed as the "Calendar Concierge":
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2007/evaluation/features/calendarconcierge.mspx

However, for Exchange Admins the use of PowerShell is
coming on strong.

Nikki

This is really more of an Exchange question I suspect than an Outlook
one but either way, see if this article helps:
http://www.slipstick.com/calendar/skedresource.asp

--
-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr, MVP
Roland Schorr & Tower
http://www.rolandschorr.com
http://www.officeforlawyers.com
Author - The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
http://tinyurl.com/5m3f5q
 
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Fred Bloggs

Thanks for the help guys,
sorry i should have mentioned outlook / exchange 2007, but the clue as the
the version would be in the original post which stated meeting room mailbox.
As far as I am aware this is only available in 2007 versions?

Regards
 
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Nikki Peterson

Actually, it was the clue. In Xcng2k7 the Address Book has a
ROOM area that shows all the Rooms for booking. Previously
it would have been called a Resource, but there was not a
unique ROOM view for booking.

Nikki

Nope, you can create mailboxes for resources in older versions of
Exchange as well - in fact that would be the preferred way to create a
resource you can automatically schedule with Outlook and Exchange in
earlier versions like 2003.

--
-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr, MVP
Roland Schorr & Tower
http://www.rolandschorr.com
http://www.officeforlawyers.com
Author - The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
http://tinyurl.com/5m3f5q
 
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