Hello all you Experts out there! I will try and make this as short and concise as possible.
~Single Exchange 2003 SP2 Enterprise mailbox server, Native Mode
~Running on Windows 2003 SP2
~Domain is Native mode Windows 2003 AD
~Mailboxes have no POP3 or IMAP enabled
~Have installed and configured the Microsoft Exchange Auto Accept Agent as documented in this link (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124617(EXCHG.65).aspx
~I have 26 physical conference rooms spread out over a very large site (miles)
~Currently, I have all the Conference Room (CR) mailboxes set to publish 36 months of Free/Busy data, refreshing once a minute.
~All I'm getting for the any of the CR mailbox's Free/Busy data is hash marks. This isn't because there is nothing scheduled. There is stuff scheduled in all of them for the next three years. For some reason though, I start getting hash marks starting on April 1st.
I have configured the Agent as described in the link above and logged into all the CR mailboxes and set the required parameters. I started Outlook with the /cleanfreebusy switch as well. Something isn't right though. It doesn't matter how many times a day I log into the mailboxes to update the Free/Busy. Within a couple of hours, the hash marks are back.
1. Does providing/updating Free/Busy data from a resource require that someone be physically logged into the mailbox at all times?
2. In Exchange 2003 SP2 Enterprise, is there a step I'm missing when I create the mailbox? I understand that in Outlook you have to SCHEDULE the CR as resource, but is there another switch/checkbox I need to flip somewhere that IDENTIFIES the mailbox as an Exchange resource in AD?
Thanks for all your help,