Resource mailboxes are used for bookable rooms and equipment, the resource will need to be purchased prior to setting one up.
Public folders are used for sharing multiple items with all users on the same exchange server, this includes mail folders, calendars, contacts and tasks.
Both can be managed through the Control Panel, though more settings for Resource Mailboxes can be found by giving a user permissions over it, and then having that user open the resource mailbox via OWA's open another mailbox feature, then going to settings for the resource mailbox.
Note: The Resource Capacity is used to confirm the maximum amount of user's that can be invited to an appointment.
|You can change settings so that meeting requests need to be processed manually from this screen or change it so that external users can book meetings as well.|
|The 'Resource Scheduling' tab provides the settings below which can be changed if required.|