Hi Javier, I just tested this on one of our meeting rooms that is using the auto update tool. I only received an email confirming the booking when I added the meeting room as a required attendee, I received no email confirmation if I added it as a meeting resource ( However you do receive a pop up ). Sincerely, Jose Medeiros ADP | National Account Services ProBusiness Division | Information Services 925.737.7967 | 408-449-6621 CELL -----Original Message----- From: Javier Sola [mailto:jsola@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 7:23 AM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: How to Schedule Resources in Exchange / Outlook 2003 http://www.MSExchange.org/ Well, I went ahead and answered my own question by testing this out. Anyone who is interested in this, feel free to read on! If the Auto Accept Agent is enabled on a particular mailbox then the mailbox cannot have calendar options enabled to auto accept/decline meeting invitations per (http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF019.html). What I noticed are the main differences is that with the auto accept agent, the user gets a notification via email whether the resource accepts/declines the invitation, not to mention the more flexible and advanced features that can be tinkered with. By setting the calendar options to auto accept via (http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF019.html) works great also, the only thing is the user does not get a confirmation email stating that the resource accepts or declines, it only gives you an instant confirmation whether the resource was successful in booking or is reserved for that specific time when submitting the appointment. Best to all, Javier -----Original Message----- From: Medeiros, Jose [mailto:jmedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 5:48 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: How to Schedule Resources in Exchange / Outlook 2003 http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hi Mark, Why would I want to use the AutoAccept Agent for Exchange, rather then creating a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2000 / 2003? http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF019.html . Can I ask what the advantage is? Since we are on the resoource topic, does Microsoft have a way to allow you to change the resource Icon, such as, I would like Conference rooms to use one type of Icon and Projector resources to use another type of Icon? Sincerely, Jose Medeiros ADP | National Account Services ProBusiness Division | Information Services 925.737.7967 | 408-449-6621 CELL ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -----Original Message----- From: Mark Fugatt [mailto:markfu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 2:27 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: How to Schedule Resources in Exchange / Outlook 2003 http://www.MSExchange.org/ You might want to take a look at the AutoAccept Agent for Exchange, if you are running Exchange 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3D0884E6-C603-4 91D-BF57-ACF03E046BFE&displaylang=en Mark Fugatt Dedicated Supportability Engineer (Exchange) Microsoft Services Organisation Desk: +44 (0)118 909 5630 Mobile: +44 (0)7966 858108 MSN IM: markfu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mfugatt Dedicated to proactively supporting Microsoft's enterprise Customers Mark Fugatt - Exchange DSE This email may contain confidential information. If you are not named on the addressee list, please take no action in relation to this email, do not open any attachment, and please contact the sender (details above) immediately. Information in this email is provided in good faith. If you are a customer of Microsoft, please refer to the terms and conditions which cover the provision of support and consulting services to you/your organization. If you are not corresponding in the course of, or in connection with a Microsoft contract or program with its own terms and conditions, please note that no liability is accepted by Microsoft for the contents of this mail. -----Original Message----- From: Javier Sola [mailto:jsola@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 04 November 2005 21:43 To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] How to Schedule Resources in Exchange / Outlook 2003 http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hey all, I am trying to setup the conference rooms in my company as resources in exchange to be used for scheduling and the such. This is what i have done so far: Created a conference room in active directory with a mailbox, assigned it the name Conference Room and then logged into the appropiate mailbox in outlook. Then i went to tools > options > calendar options and setup the preferences to auto accept all invites and decline invites that have been double booked. Made everyone in my GAL authors of this resources and that should do it. Now i am able to succesfully invite this resource into my meeting and if it is double booked it tells the user he/she cannot invite this resource due to time conflicts. My question is, how can i block any emails from coming into this mailbox so that my users will learn the meaning of inviting a resource and not just adding the resource in the TO: field of an email.... I have noticed it doesn't work properly this way. My next question is, is there a way to set auto reply or confirmation emails stating that the conference room or resource has succesfully been booked or reserved for that day and time? Thanks for all the help in advance!!!