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Dependent resources in Exchange 5.5 / Outlook 2000

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My company is investigating whether or not to use Exchange as the sole "Conference Room Scheduler" or purchase a third-party product.  The main question is if we have a conference room that has a projector in it, what are the possiblities of having the projector automatically reserved when someone reserves the conference room?  My initial thought is to create a custom form for meeting requests with code behind the form controlling what resources are matched, etc.  Is this the only way to do it, or is there an easier way?
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You could do it that way or you can use an Exchange Event Script or Event Sink (depending on your version of Exchange).
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You could do it that way or you can use an Exchange Event Script or Event Sink (depending on your version of Exchange).
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I am using Exchange 5.5 and Outlook 2000...I thought of the Event Script option, but do not have a lot of experiencing working with these.  The "test" event script that I put into place works sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't, so I am not sure if this is a working solution or not...
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Then I'd vote for the Exchange Event script.  I've had pretty good luck with them.  Check your event logs for errors in your script.  

www.cdolive.com is a good resource for event scripting stuff.
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Thanks for your help; I will give it a try and check out the website.
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Doesn't necessarily answer the question, but it does at least point me in a direction! ;)
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