How to Configure Resource Mailbox Properties

Exchange 2007

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-13

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Management Console to configure resource mailbox properties for resource mailboxes. For example, you can use the ResourceCapacity, Office, and ResourceCustom parameters with the Set-Mailbox cmdlet to configure some of these settings. You can also use the Set-ResourceConfig cmdlet to define these custom properties for resource mailboxes.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  • Run the following command:

    Set-ResourceConfig -ResourcePropertySchema ("Room/TV", "Room/VCR", "Equipment/Auto")
    This is a one time procedure to add the custom resource strings you want to use to tag your resources.

  • Run the following command:

    Set-Mailbox -Identity "ResourceMailbox01" -ResourceCustom ("TV","VCR") -ResourceCapacity 50

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-Mailbox reference topic.

For more information about setting custom attributes on resource mailboxes, see Set-ResourceConfig.

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select the equipment or room mailbox you want to configure.

  4. In the action pane, under the resource mailbox name, click Properties.

  5. In <Resource Mailbox Name> Properties, on the Resource Information tab, you can specify the Resource Capacity and add Resource custom properties.

For more information about configuring resource mailboxes, see Managing Resource Scheduling.

For information about how to use Microsoft Outlook Web Access to configure resource mailbox properties, see "Resource Settings" in Outlook Web Access Help.