Provision Skype Room System Account in Office 365 for a local AD account synched to Azure AD

I was asked to provision a Skype Room System account in Office 365 for a customer.

The account I was given had already been created in the on-premises Active Directory, had been synched to Azure AD, and was licensed.

Step 1: Exchange Online

Connect to Exchange Online with PowerShell, if you’re not sure how to do this, see the following articles:

As licensing had already been applied to the account, this resulted in a mailbox already being created in Exchange Online.  The mailbox needs to be a Room Mailbox, therefore convert it with the following PowerShell command:

$RoomMailbox = "boardroom@x500.co.uk"
Set-Mailbox -Identity $RoomMailbox -Type Room

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Run the following PowerShell command to set Calendar Processing options on the mailbox:

Set-CalendarProcessing -Identity $RoomMailbox -AutomateProcessing AutoAccept -AddOrganizerToSubject $false -AllowConflicts $false -DeleteComments $false -DeleteSubject $false -RemovePrivateProperty $false
Set-CalendarProcessing -Identity $RoomMailbox -AddAdditionalResponse $true -AdditionalResponse "This room is equipped with a Skype Room System. Why not make it an Online Meeting?"

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Step 2: Skype for Business Online

Connect to Skype for Business Online with PowerShell, if you’re not sure how to do this, see the following article:

Run the following PowerShell command to determine the Registrar Pool the user is homed on:

$RoomMailbox = "boardroom@x500.co.uk"
Get-CsOnlineUser -Identity $RoomMailbox | fl *RegistrarPool*

Next use the value retrieved from the above PowerShell command:

Enable-CsMeetingRoom -Identity $RoomMailbox -RegistrarPool "sippoolDB41E07.infra.lync.com" -SipAddressType EmailAddress

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Password Expiry

As the account is being synched from on-premises AD, there is no need to worry about password expiration in Azure AD.  Instead set the on-premises AD password to never expire.

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Finally, test the SRS account by signing into Skype for Business using the account.

 

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