Exchange 2010 - Disable Room Mailboxes


I am migrating to GMail and want to disable the users ability to book rooms on the current exchange server.

Do you just right click and disable the mailbox, or is there a way to temporarily disable them via powershell or disable them all.
I just want them to not beable to book rooms via outlook.

Any help would be great
Phil PearceWindows System AdministratorAsked:
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If its just a few room mailboxes you can do it through the EMC

Recipient Configuration - Mailbox

In the result pane, select the resource mailbox that you want to configure.

In the action pane, under the name of the resource mailbox, click Properties.

On the Resource General tab, to disable the Resource Booking Attendant, clear the Enable the Resource Booking Attendant check box.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Right clicking the mailbox will remove the mailbox and put it in a disconnected state. I would not recommend doing this.

A better approach would be to set the room mailboxes up temporarily with delegation. You can use powershell for this.

Set the automate processing to None and ProcessEnternalMeesingMessages to false.

Get-mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited -RecipientTypeDetails "roommailbox" | set-calendarprocessing -automateProcessing none -ProcessExternalMeetingMessages $false

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Automate processing will be disabled on all resource mailboxes along with ProcessExternalMeetingMessages.


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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
C grade? May I ask why?

Phil PearceWindows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
i just pressed submit. Id be lieing if I said  I paid any attention to the grade. Sorry
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