How to Set a Delegate on a Resource Mailbox

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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

Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-10

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to set a delegate on a resource mailbox. You can set a delegate on a resource mailbox to control the scheduling options for that resource mailbox.

Note   Resource delegates in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 receive all the meeting request details despite a resource configuration that restricts this information. This behavior is by design in Exchange 2007. The meeting information and attachments are left in the forwarded meeting request so that the delegate can determine whether the meeting request is legitimate. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 976368, Resource delegates in Exchange 2007 receive all the meeting request details despite a resource configuration that intends to restrict this information.

To run the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings cmdlet, the account that you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization 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-MailboxCalendarSettings -ResourceDelegates <List of Delegates>
Do not run this cmdlet on a user mailbox. This causes the user's mail to be forwarded to the assigned delegate.

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

For more information about how to manage resource mailboxes, see Managing Resource Scheduling.