the steps i'm about to suggest are confirmed to work with exchange 2003 and outlook 2003 so i cannot verify the accurace for 2000 BUT...if you can get to the options that i'm seeing in 2003 it may work
a bit of the same question)
basically what i was able to do was create a user for each resource (theoretically i could have just created a mailbox...but i wasn't able to figure out how to do that)...i then logged on as each resource user (mine are conference rooms and projectors) and opened outlook to it's mail account...then i clicked tools > options > calendar options > then i clicked "resource scheduling" (this is where i'm not sure if pre 2003 is the same) and ticked the first two boxes (automatically accept, and automatically decline) then clicked permissions... on the permissions page...i added the users (actually a group that i made for this purpose) that needed to edit the calendar and gave them "author" permissions...once you do that to all the resource users calendars...the rest is done from the calendar of the person who's scheduling/reserving the resource
on the scheduler's calendar...you highlight the proper time block...right click and choose "new meeting request" then you click the "to button"...what I do to schedule the resource...is have the user put my name in the "required" box (this could be any staff that HAS to know about the meeting/schedule...such as maintenance personel) and the resource in the resource field (meeting room/projector/machine whatever)...then y ou put a subject and any special comments and press send....
this will automatically add the meeting to the resources calendars...and send an invitation to the "required" users so that they can accept the meeting and add it to their calendars...
i've got two powerpoints for the reservation side of this (not the set up) if any of this process actually works in 2000
Edited by dsenette, 28 September 2006 - 11:01 AM.