Question:How To Configure Room Finder In Exchange Server 2010 Step By Step

Answer: There is no doubt that Exchange Server 2010 Room Finder feature is very cool and can save a lot of time when it comes to booking s meeting room.

One of the best features is that it allows you to see all meetings room and book them from one screen.



  1. Please remember that Room Finder will only work with Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010.


  1. For this feature to work Outlook can’t use Cached Exchange Mode

To configure Room Finder follow the steps below:


First create an OU in Active Directory where the Room Mailbox will be located.

This is very important so please make sure you create a separate OU for each building or site.

Create a Room Mailbox and don’t forget to put in the OU you have created before.

After you created the Room Mailbox you will have to run two sets on cmdlet from the Exchange Management Shell to finish the configuration.

In this cmdlet we will create a room list that is linked to the OU with all the Room Mailboxes.

New-DistributionGroup -Name “Head Office Meetings Rooms” -OrganizationalUnit “yourdomain.local/rooms” -RoomList

In this cmdlet we add the Room Mailbox to the Room List.


Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity “Head Office Meetings Rooms” -Member room100@yourdomian.local


All done, If you have done everything correct you will see this in your Outlook:

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