Exchange resource scheduling management.
Posted on 2007-07-30
We have migrated from Groupwise to Exchange due to a particular application that only works with Outlook.
I have set up several meeting room and motor vehicle resources in exchange and want several key people to be able to modify the schedules if necessary. From what I have read, it look as if I need to create a seperate Outlook profile for the resource then log into exchange as the resource to be able to modify the calendar share permissions for the users that need to modify it.
Having to log in as a resource by using a seperate Outlook profile is a pain. (Groupwise would allow the admin to simply switch the current login to any account as needed to make these sort of changes - no wonder Groupwise is known for it low administrative overhead). The Exchange way of doing this would not scale well, what if I had 50 resources that needed modifying, would I need 50 outlook profiles? Is there a better way to manage permissions to resource calendars than this? Is there a way to grant admin full rights to all exchange mailboxes by default so I won't have to create a profile each time?