Configure Resource Mailbox Properties

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 Beta* *Topic Last Modified: 2008-11-25

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Management Console to configure resource mailbox properties for resource mailboxes. For example, you can use the ResourceCapacity, Office, and ResourceCustom parameters with the Set-Mailbox cmdlet to configure some of these settings. You can also use the Set-ResourceConfig cmdlet to define these custom properties for resource mailboxes.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, you must be assigned, either directly or using a universal security group, one of the following management roles:

  • Organization Management

For more information, see Permissions Information for Cmdlet Help and Procedural Topics.


To use the Exchange Management Shell to set the resource property schema

  • Run the following command:

    Set-ResourceConfig -ResourcePropertySchema ("Room/TV", "Room/VCR", "Equipment/Auto")


    This is a one time procedure to add the custom resource strings you want to use to tag your resources.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to configure resource mailbox properties for resource capacity

  • Run the following command:

    Set-Mailbox -Identity "ResourceMailbox01" -ResourceCustom ("TV","VCR") -ResourceCapacity 50

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-Mailbox reference topic.

For more information about setting custom attributes on resource mailboxes, see Set-ResourceConfig.

To use the Exchange Management Console to configure resource mailbox properties

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select the equipment or room mailbox you want to configure.

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

  5. In <Resource Mailbox Name> Properties, on the Resource Information tab, you can specify the Resource Capacity and add Resource custom properties.

For More Information

For more information about configuring resource mailboxes, see Managing Resource Scheduling.

For information about how to use Microsoft Outlook Web Access to configure resource mailbox properties, see "Resource Settings" in Outlook Web Access Help.