In today’s video I will show you how to configure resource mailbox properties in Exchange 2007.
There really isn’t anything different in terms of looking at a resource mailbox and a standard mailbox in terms of their properties. There is however one new tab found in a resource mailbox called the Resource Information tab. Opening the properties of a resource mailbox (Projector1) and clicking on “Resource Information” will reveal two options: Resource capacity and Resource custom properties.
The resource capacity is simply a numeric figure that shows the number of people that can use the resource. A room resource for a room that can hold 25 people for example, can be indicated with “25” in the Resource capacity field. Given that this particular example is a projector however, an administrator may want to specify “1” to indicate that only one person can use the resource; or perhaps indicate the total number of people that the projector can provide good production quality for.
The Resource custom properties may be populated by items to denote special features inherent to a room or equipment resource. Do note that the Resource custom properties are empty by default. Clicking on it brings up a message informing the administrator to add new items using the Set-ResourceConfig Cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
From the Exchange Management Shell, the following command can be used to indicate that the room has a projector: Set-ResourceConfig -ResourcePropertySchema (“Room/Projector”). Going back to the Resource custom properties of a room resource and clicking on “Add” will now reveal a new item called “Projector.” If desired, this can be added to the Resource custom properties by selecting it and clicking on “OK.”