Tip: Use cmdlets to Create Room and Equipment Mailboxes in Exchange 2010

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In the Exchange Management Shell, you can create a user account with a mailbox for rooms and equipment by using the New-Mailbox cmdlet. Here’s a look at the syntax and usage you need to know.

For rooms, you must use the –Room parameter and for equipment, you must use the –Equipment parameter. By default, when you use either parameter, the related value is set as $true.

Note that although the account is disabled by default, you must enter a secure password for the account when prompted.


New-Mailbox -Name 'DisplayName' -Alias 'ExchangeAlias' -OrganizationalUnit 'OrganizationalUnit' -UserPrincipalName 'LogonName' 
-SamAccountName 'prewin2000logon' -FirstName '' -Initials '' -LastName '' -Database 'Server\MailboxDatabase' 
[-Room <$false|$true> | -Equipment <$false|$true> ]


New-Mailbox -Name 'Conference Room 27' -Alias 'room27' -OrganizationalUnit 'cpandl.com/Sales' -UserPrincipalName 'room27@cpandl.com' 
-SamAccountName 'room27' -FirstName '' -Initials '' -LastName '' -Database 'Sales Primary' -Room

From the Microsoft Press book Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek.

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