We have a newly installed Exchange 2007 server and 45 Outlook 2007 clients.
I have setup several room mailboxes (resource mailboxes with disabled user
accounts) to be used for conference room resources in scheduling assistant.
I followed EHLO and MSDN best practice in setting these up... using
Management Console I created the mailboxes.... then I gave myself full access
using the powershell to them so I could create a profile to login to them in
Outlook. In Outlook I went to calendar options, resource scheduling and
check marked the first two options ("Automatically accept requests and
process cancellations", and "automatically decline conflicting meeting
requests"), I did not checkmark the third because we have some people who
have recurring meetings in the conference rooms.
Anyway when you create meeting requests using the scheduling
the traditional method (just click rooms in the meeting request viewing and
e-mailing the resource mailbox along with other attendees)... there is never
an indication given that the room has conflicting appointments.
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the Outlook/Exchange
2007 functionality... but
I was under the impression that if there was a conflict a grey box would pop
up and tell you there was a conflict.
When I have a conflict with an appointment on my own calender a reminder
that fact appears above the "TO" field... but neither that or a grey box pops
up when a conference room is double booked.
As of right now we are unable to use the system because it doesn't
be performing correctly. Help!