Password Not Required While Creating Resource Mailboxes In Exchange 2010 SP1…

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Yes, that is right. As an exchange admin, you don’t have to type in a password when you create a resource mailbox in Exchange 2010 SP1. The password boxes are greyed out.

Resource mailbox creation without password in 2010 SP1

It is a good move as resource mailboxes are not meant to be logged into! It will save few seconds too Winking smile. You can reset the password of the disabled resource mailbox account using AD Users & Computers, if there is a need.

Passwords are still needed in the latest pre-SP1 build, Exchange 2010 with Update Rollup 5!

Password required in 2010 UR5

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