Which is better, creating a resource as a new user account or as a public folder?
Posted on 2008-10-08
I'm helping someone here who needs 2 things, (1) an separate email address and repository for requests to schedule certain kinds of events and (2) a calendar viewable by all staff with these events.
My understanding is I can do one of two things:
Method 1 - Create a new Public Folder, give the manager owner or editor permissions, then inside it put 2 public folders, one that receives email and one that contains the schedule.
Method 2 - Create a new user account in Active Directory using ADUC on the Exchange Server, then login AS this new non existent person, open their Outlook and configure it like a regular new user, then go into Options, Calendar Options, and put checks on  automatically accept new bookings and  automatically decline conflicting bookings, then set permissions for calendar and email for all staff in general, and then again for each person who's going to manage this resource.
So beyond the number of steps to complete this task, are there any other differences between going with one method or the other?