Thursday, February 23, 2006
Great post on booking resources on Exchange team blog
Nagesh Mahadev with the Exchange team posts a Great article discussing the 2 native resource booking options available for Exchange 2003 users.
I *always* recommend using the Autoaccept agent if native tools must be used. There are also many good 3rd party tools available that extend the capability of the resource booking. One such tool is ERM from Swinc.
Anyways, back to the topic. From the article, the limitations associated with Outlook direct booking are pretty severe. I don't think I've ever recommended using that method, and whenever I see it mentioned in the newsgroups, I always recommend that the Autoaccept agent be looked at as well.
For those that aren't running Exchange 2003, remember, there are still options available. The AutoAccept Sink was developed by Dave Mills at Microsoft as an open source project and works quite well. Of course, for those of you still running Exchange 5.5 (Shame on you), you can also get resource booking by downloading the Autoaccept Tools. They are no longer supported, but you can still download them from