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How to change a user to a room mailbox and have it accept meetings/reject conflicts

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Hello,

We had room mailboxes in Exchange 2003 set to accept meeting request and reject conflicts.  

We migated to Exchagne 2010 and those room mailboxes are now 'regular' user mailboxes.

How do I get them changed back to room/resource mailboxes that automatically accept meeting requests but reject conflict requests?

thanks!
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You can do the following in EMS:

Set-Mailbox <mailbox_name> -Type Room

This will convert the user mailbox to a resource mailbox.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201749(v=exchg.141).aspx
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Thanks!  Will that set it to manage meeting requests/responses?  Accept when free, reject when not?
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Sorry I forgot to talk about the resource booking attendant. That is not enabled by default. You will need to open the mailbox in the EMC and on the Resource General tab you can enable the Resource Booking Attendant. When you cut this option on the default setting for Allow Conflict Meeting Requests is disabled by default.
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Great Stuf.  Two points of clarification I would add as I ran into them.  One if the mailbox name contains a space i.e. Conference Room 2A, then <mailbox_name> must be quoted.

Set-Mailbox "Conference Room 2A" -Type Room

Second, I had the EMC open while I was running the mailbox conversion commands.  I did performa a refresh of the MMC, but it still showed the mailboxes as being user boxes.  I had to close and reopen the EMC to get them to appear a resources after the powershell commands.

Thanks!
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I assigned all point to expert, just wanted readers to see my notes too.
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