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Exchange 07 Calendar Sharing

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by iaind, 16 Oct 2009.

  1. iaind

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2009

    Posts: 14,814

    Location: Exeter

    Morning all,

    We're subletting part of our building to another company and want to provide resource scheduling for the shared meeting rooms.

    We current use room mailboxes in Exchange 07 which works fine for us, but obviously this other company will be in a completely separate AD forest and there's no intention to merge in that respect.

    So are there any tools that would allow us to publish the free/busy information and allow booking of the rooms? I know you could use IIFP and Calsync with Exchange 03, but was wondering if there was an easier/better way with 07 - either third party products or a built in tool?
     
  2. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,593

    Location: Fareham

    This might sound obvious but have you considered just splitting the meeting rooms between you so this isn't an issue?
     
  3. iaind

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2009

    Posts: 14,814

    Location: Exeter

    Not a practical option unfortunately!

    I found it's possible with IORepl and IIFP (Free MS tools but IIFP requires 2k3 Enterprise)

    It's also doable with a Quest tool - costs a whopping £9 per mailbox, seeing as we only have 6 it may be worth spending the cash to make it an easier job!
     
  4. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 20,555

    Publish it on Web Access?
     
  5. iaind

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2009

    Posts: 14,814

    Location: Exeter

    That's option 3 - a bit clumsy as they'd need a login for it, they'd have to check it before sending the request
     
  6. Xinn

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 4,103

    Location: Wakefield

    We have resource accounts for our meeting rooms which somebody in admin looks after. Team managers can see the calendar of the account and book slots as required.