set ACTIVE USER to AutoAccept Meeting Requests when offline

CASE: we needed a resource that could be reserved for LiveMeetings (Microsoft Roundtable). This user also needed to be ACTIVE because the system will be provided with a mini-pc that is configured to automaticaly boot with that user and log on to Outlook Calendar. ISSUE: An active user cannot AutoAccept Meeting Requests when Offline. this would have the consequence that only when user is active, it will reply all pending meeting requests. BEWARE: UNSUPPORTED METHOD !!! 1) Change mailbox to an equipment type: set-mailbox -Identity “Mailbox Name” -Type Equipment 2) Change Access Rights on that mailbox for a different user:

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Heritance of Folder Permissions in Outlook

CASE: there is a new secretary and she(he) needs access to all inbox folders of her manager whitout having full control on the mailbox object. ISSUE: everybody knows how to delegate permissions on an inbox or calendar. But did you also notice that it only applies to the folder you selected and NOT for all existing subfolders ? Classic examples: customers / suppliers / helpdesk / accountancy / … etc. with each another thousand subfolders 🙂 SOLUTION: When you don’t have the other thousand subfolders you could go over every folder manually. When you don’t want this, this is the

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Scripted change of calendar permissions

CASE 1: an existing Exchange user (mailbox) needs to be accessible for other users. This can be the ‘Inbox’ , ‘Calendar’ or other folders. For this case, go to BLOG DECEMBER 2008 CASE 2: we have a new user in our group and the rights for his/her mailbox settings have to be same as for another user. In this case go for EXPORT & IMPORT PERMISSIONS CASE 3: the policy about the rights on all personnel calendar permissions change. Everyone has to be “Author” instead of “Reviewer”. If this is the case for EVERYONE, go to CHANGE PERMISSIONS MANUALLY. If

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Change language setting of Out-Of-Office message (OOO)

CASE: in our environment the subject of the Out-Of-Office messages was in dutch [niet aanwezig] but we prefer to have this in English [Out-of-office]. Can we change this per user, can we change this for everyone and where? After searching and testing with OWA and Outlook it seemed the solution was only available on the Exchange Server. Solution: Go to your Exchange Management Shell and run following command: set-mailbox -Identity -languages en-US Other pssible options are fr-BE / fr-FR / nl-BE / … Click here for all available options Options: If you want this to run for several users combine the

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Add/Change permissions on users mailbox

CASE: When a new user is made some other users (for example manager) need at least reviewer permissions on the calendar or inbox. This also handles existing users. 1) Download the PFDAVAdmin (Public Folders DAV Administration) files and copy them to a folder C:\Program Files\PFDavAdmin\ 2) Download and install .NET Framework 1.1 first. Do not skip this step even if you already have .NET Framework 2, 3 or higher. 3) Create shortcut for your tools to desktop or start menu 4) On start fill in these settings: Do not forget to select the All Mailboxes at the bottom 5) Go

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convert Exchange 2003 Resource Mailboxes to Exchange 2007 meeting rooms

CASE: two site locations have several meeting rooms that were used as resource mailboxes in Exchange 2003. After the migration to Exchange 2007 they have to be migrated to the new feature “meeting rooms”. Managing Resource Mailboxes 1) Convert a Resource Mailbox from Exchange 2003 to 2007 On the Exchange server: All Programs – Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – Exchange Management Shell C:> Set-Mailbox -Identity mailboxname -Type Room Available types are: Regular – Room – Equipment – Shared Other parameters for “Set-Mailbox” 2) Convert Resource Mailbox with “Auto-Accept Agent”: The Auto-Accept Agent for Exchange 2003 Resource Mailboxes is not required

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