In Easy365Manager, you configure the “Allow conflicts” checkbox to manage whether conflicting meeting requests are allowed for a specific meeting room.
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You can quickly locate the setting by opening up properties for a Room user, selecting the Mailbox tab, and clicking on Room Settings.
This opens up the following form, where you find “Allow conflicts” in the Booking Processing section:
In Easy365Manager, the “Allow conflicts” setting corresponds to the ‘AllowConflicts’ parameter of the Set-CalendarProcessing PowerShell command.
The PowerShell command “Set-CalendarProcessing -AllowConflicts” is employed to manage the scheduling of meeting rooms:
Set-CalendarProcessing -Identity "Balestreet23-Conf-5.2" -AllowConflicts $True
When set to true, the command enables the meeting room to accept multiple meeting requests that overlap in time. This can lead to overlapping bookings and may cause scheduling conflicts.
On the other hand, when set to false, conflicting meeting requests are not accepted for the specified room. This ensures that only one meeting is scheduled for any given time slot, minimizing the chances of double bookings and confusion.
Setting “AllowConflicts” to true can be beneficial in scenarios where flexibility is needed, such as informal gatherings or situations where participants have varying schedules. However, it comes with the drawback of potential scheduling conflicts that must be managed.
Setting it to false ensures strict scheduling discipline, which is particularly useful for formal meetings, conferences, and critical events where precise timing is crucial. This helps prevent disruptions and ensures the accurate allocation of resources.