Applies to: Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-15

Use the Resource Information tab to view or modify the resource mailbox settings. This tab is available only for resource mailboxes.

A resource mailbox is a mailbox that represents conference rooms and company equipment. Resource mailboxes can be included as resources in meeting requests, providing a simple and efficient way to utilize resources for an organization. The user account that is associated with a resource mailbox is disabled.

There are two types of resource mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: room and equipment. Room mailboxes are assigned to a meeting location such as a conference room, auditorium, or training room. Equipment mailboxes are assigned to a resource that is not location specific, such as a portable computer projector, microphone, or company car. The following fields provide users with additional information about the resource. Users can use this additional information to search for and select the resource that is most suitable for their purposes.

Resource capacity

Use this box to type the capacity the resource can handle.

For example, for a room mailbox, you can specify the number of people the room can accommodate. The value range is from 0 through 2,147,483,647.

Resource custom properties

In Exchange 2007, administrators can create custom properties for resource mailboxes. The custom resource properties are features for room or equipment mailboxes. Administrators can indicate that a resource has a specific feature by assigning the corresponding custom resource property to that resource mailbox. For detailed instructions about how to assign custom resource properties to a room or equipment mailbox, see How to Configure Custom Resource Properties for a Resource Mailbox.

Custom resource properties can help users select the most appropriate room or equipment by providing additional information about the resource.

For example, you can create a custom property for room mailboxes called AV. You can add this property to all rooms that have audio-visual equipment. This allows users to identify which conference rooms have audio-visual equipment available.

When you are creating custom resource properties, you must specify the resource type that is associated with the custom resource property. The Select Resource Custom Property dialog box will display only the custom properties that are available for the resource type of the mailbox you are managing. For example, if you are configuring the properties of a room mailbox, the dialog box will not display the custom resource properties that are defined for equipment mailboxes. Use this box to view, add, or remove custom properties for the resource mailbox. For more information about creating custom resource properties, see How to Create or Remove Custom Resource Properties.
  • Click Add to open the Select Resource Custom Property dialog box. This dialog box displays a list of all custom resource properties that are defined in your Exchange organization for the specific resource type. Select the custom resource properties you want to assign to this mailbox, and then click OK.

  • Click Remove icon to remove the selected custom resource property from the resource mailbox.

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