Managing Resource Scheduling
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-31
In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the management of resource scheduling includes creating and managing your conference room, equipment, and scheduling resources.
To manage these resource scheduling tasks at the Exchange organization level, you must use the Exchange Management Shell. To manage these tasks at the user level, you can use Microsoft Outlook Web Access.
This topic lists the management tasks that you can perform for resource scheduling, and includes links to topics that will help you complete the tasks. These tasks can be performed by using the Exchange Management Shell:
Custom resource properties are features for room or equipment mailboxes. You can indicate that a resource has a specific feature by assigning the corresponding custom resource property to that resource mailbox.
You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to create custom resource properties. You must use the Set-ResourceConfig cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
A resource mailbox that is configured for automatic booking will send Accept, Decline, or Acknowledge messages back to meeting organizers. Exchange 2007 allows you to customize the messages that are included in these responses.
You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to customize response messages. You must use the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
You can set resource booking policies for the resource mailboxes in your organization that specify rules, such as who can schedule a resource, when the resource can be scheduled, what meeting information will be visible on the resource's calendar, and what percentage of conflicts will be allowed.
You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to set resource booking policies. You must use the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
Based on the resource booking policies that are configured for a resource mailbox, meeting requests may require special handling to determine if the meeting organizer can schedule the resource. For example, a meeting request that is out of policy may be acknowledged and forwarded to a delegate for approval. The resource mailbox determines how to respond based on the scheduling role membership of the meeting organizer.
You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to set scheduling role membership. You must use the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
For more information about managing resource mailboxes, see Managing Resource Mailboxes.
For information about how to use Outlook Web Access to manage resource scheduling, see "Resource Settings" in Outlook Web Access Help.
For information about using the Exchange Management Shell, see Using the Exchange Management Shell.