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Making Exchange-based Rooms visible to Performance DNA

Software product name Performance DNA
SLS Version Number 9.0
Subject Making Exchange-based rooms visible to Performance DNA


You have configured Performance DNA for use with Exchange, but no Rooms are appearing.


Start a Windows PowerShell session and use the following commands to create and maintain a Room List within the Exchange.

Setting up a PowerShell session with access to the Exchange Server

Use the following command to setup a PowerShell session with access to the exchange server.

$UserCredential = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session

Creating and updating Room Lists

You can create the Room Lists by using the Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlet New-DistributionGroup and the RoomList parameter as shown below. That is, you must change the ExampleRoomList and testroom options to match the Room List and Room Names for your environment.

New-DistributionGroup -RoomList -Name 'ExampleRoomList' -Members ('testroom1','testroom2','testroom3')

Displaying all the Rooms in the List

Use the following command to display all the Rooms in the List:

Get-DistributionGroupMember 'ExampleRoomList'

Adding a Room to the Room List

Use the following command to add a Room to the Room List:

Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity 'ExampleRoomList' -Member 'testroom4'

Removing a Room from the Room List

Use the following command to remove a Room from the Room List:

Remove-DistributionGroupMember -Identity 'ExampleRoomList' -Member 'testroom3'

Removing the Room List

Use the following command to remove a Room List:

Remove-DistributionGroup 'ExampleRoomList'

Permissions required for the user accessing Exchange Server

Owner Permission

The user that you are using to access Exchange Server from within Performance DNA must have Owner permissions on the Calendar folder of each Room that you want to use. If the user doesn't have the required permissions, the connectivity test will pass but Performance DNA will not create entries in the Room Calendars.

In such cases, your log file shows error as shown in the following example:

04/10/2018 13:32:06 - ERROR - An exception of type Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ServiceResponseException was caught
04/10/2018 13:32:06 - ERROR - The specified folder could not be found in the store.
04/10/2018 13:32:06 -  WARN -    at Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ServiceResponse.InternalThrowIfNecessary()
   at Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.MultiResponseServiceRequest`1.Execute()

Checking Permissions

You can check the current permissions for a Room Calendar by using the Get-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet, by passing the email address of the Room, followed immediately by a colon, backslash, and the word Calendar. For example, consider that you want the user with email id pdnaroomuser@yourexchange.com to have access to your Rooms. Using the Room's email id roomname@yourexchange.com, you can check the permissions by executing the following command:

Get-MailboxFolderPermission roomname@yourexchange.com:\Calendar

The command result gives you the details of permissions that a user/group have on a Room's Calendar:

FolderName           User                 AccessRights                                                  SharingPermissionFlags
----------           ----                 ------------                                                  ----------------------
Calendar             Default              {AvailabilityOnly}
Calendar             Anonymous            {None}

Granting Owner Permissions to the Room User

In the example above, the room user doesn't have any permission. To add a permission, use the Add-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet with other details as shown below:

Add-MailboxFolderPermission roomname@yourexchange.com:\Calendar -User pdnaroomuser@yourexchange.com -AccessRights Owner

This would give you an output similar to the following:

FolderName           User                 AccessRights                                                  SharingPermissionFlags
----------           ----                 ------------                                                  ----------------------
Calendar             PDNA Room User       {Owner}

Updating Room User Permissions to the Owner

If the user already has permissions to the Room Calendar, but NOT the Owner permissions, use the Set-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet to update the permission.

For example, the user has following permissions for the Room.

FolderName           User                 AccessRights                                                  SharingPermissionFlags
----------           ----                 ------------                                                  ----------------------
Calendar             Default              {AvailabilityOnly}
Calendar             Anonymous            {None}
Calendar             PDNA Room User       {Reviewer}

You can update the permissions by using the following command:

Set-MailboxFolderPermission roomname@yourexchange.com:\Calendar -User pdnaroomuser@yourexchange.com -AccessRights Owner

Disconnecting PowerShell from the Exchange

After completing your tasks in the PowerShell session, disconnect it from the Exchange session by running the following command:

Get-PSSession |  Where-Object {$_.ComputerName -eq "outlook.office365.com"} |  Remove-PSSession
Genesys recommends the above scripts. However, you can change them or write an alternative script that comply with your organization's local security policy.
This page was last modified on November 16, 2018, at 03:18.


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