In this blog post we will be exploring the new Resource Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013. There are few improvements made as compared to the old Resource Mailbox what we saw so far in Exchange Server 2007 and 2010.
To create Resource Mailbox the account should be a member of Recipient Management Group (Minimum Permission)
Figure 1.2 : Creating Room Mailbox with default settings.
In figure 1.2 Booking requests is set to default. And there is no Delegates for this mailbox. Best practice is to have only one delegate to avoid conflicts.
Figure 1.3 : Room mailbox is created.
Click on desired mailbox and select Edit to modify other properties as shown in figure 1.3.
Note : It is best practices to keep the associated account to be in disabled state (Default).
Figure 1.4 : General Properties.
Figure 1.5 : Setting up Delegates.
An option to select delegate or keep the default settings.
Figure 1.6 : Booking options
Default setting is to Allow repeating meetings. Number of months is 6 Months and duration is 24 hours.
Figure 1.7 : Contact Information for Room Mailbox
Figure 1.8 : Email Address.
In figure 1.8 we have not selected “Automatically update email address based on the email address policy applied to this recipient”. This option can be selected if we have any customized filter set for the mailbox.
Figure 1.9 : Checking the settings using Shell.
In figure 1.9 the mailbox is by default set to “Auto Accept”.
Figure 1.10 : Calendar Configuration.
Figure 1.10 will help us to check calendar configuration.
In the next part series we will be exploring the experience of clients.
Few design changes were made, such as Mail Tips are added and Auto Mate Processing is now Auto Accept by default.
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