Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Accessing Resource Mailbox Settings using Outlook Web Access in Exchange 2007


Accessing Resource Mailbox Settings using Outlook Web Access in Exchange 2007



In today’s video we will look at how to access resource mailbox settings using Outlook Web Access in Exchange 2007.
One way to access the settings of a resource mailbox in Exchange 2007 would be using the Outlook Web Access (OWA). In this instance, we are logged in using the account named “Scheduler,” which has earlier been assigned with the appropriate control over the resource mailbox. For avoidance of doubt, any user account will work as long as the pertinent permissions are assigned for the desired resource mailbox.
To access the configuration settings for a resource mailbox, first click on the drop down arrow beside the “Scheduler” link at the top right hand corner of OWA. A new dialog box titled “Open Other Mailbox” will appear; type in the name of the appropriate resource mailbox and click on “Open…” to launch the Resource mailbox.
As a user account, the Scheduler account will has its own mailbox, but with the ability to access and work with ConferenceRoom1. For instance, clicking on the “Options” pane on the left column will reveal an additional option called “Calendar Options.” Employees in charge of this resource will hence be able to determine the days of the week that a particular resource can be made available to others. This may include making it available on Saturdays and Sundays – or vice versa. A number of Automatic Calendar Processing options are also configurable there.
Finally, further down the Options pane is an option called Resource Settings, which will be covered in a future lesson.

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