Exchange 2010 Resource Mailboxes and Groups-based Delegation
Ran into an annoying issue the other day and it turned out to be a “bug” in the product.
So a large enterprise customer is currently migrating to Exchange 2010. When it comes to resource mailboxes (room and equipment), they add groups as delegates of a resource mailboxe as shown below:
In addition, security policies state that all meeting requests send to a resource mailbox must be approved by a member of the group that is set as a delegate of a mailbox.
After having configured this, the members of a delegated group received the following error message when trying to approve a meeting request:
After further examination, it turned out that the group was added as delegate on the “Calendar” folder, but permissions was set to “None”:
As some of you probably know, when you add a user as a delegate of a resource mailbox, the calendar permission is set to “Editor” as shown below:
To fix the issue, you can change the permission to “Editor” via Outlook or use the “Set-MailboxFolderPermission“ cmdlet:
Set-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity "resourcemailbox:\Calendar" -User "Group" -AccessRights Editor
If you want to add delegates to a resource mailbox using PowerShell, you can use this command:
Set-CalendarProcessing -ResourceDelegates "Group" -Identity "Resourcemailbox"
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