Calendar Admin Settings

Zoho Mail allows administrators to manage their organization's calendar settings from the Admin Console. You can configure the settings for resource bookings from the Other App Settings section in Admin Console.

Resource Booking

The users in your organization can utilize the Resource Booking feature which includes booking a meeting room, monitor, AC, WIFI, etc. for team meetings and other similar activities. While a user can book a resource directly from their Zoho Mail Calendar, an administrator can configure the default resource booking settings from Admin Console. The Resource Booking settings available for an admin are as follows:

resource booking admin settings

Booking Duration

Admin can set the minimum and maximum duration that a user can book a resource. The minimum duration value appears by default when a user tries to book a resource. Users will not be able to book the resource for a lesser duration than the preset value. For example, if you set the Minimum duration as 30 minutes, then, the user will not be able to book a resource for 15 minutes. However, users can select a higher value based on the value you set in the Maximum duration value.
The value you set in the Maximum duration drop-down controls the maximum duration that a user can book a resource. Once you set a value in Admin Console, users won't be able to book a resource for a duration longer than the preset value. 

Follow these steps to configure your organization's Booking Duration settings:

  1. Log in to Zoho Mail Admin Console.
  2. Navigate to the Other App Settings from the left pane and select Resource Booking under Calendar.
  3. Select the desired Minimum duration value between 15 minutes to 120 minutes from the drop-down menu and click Update.
  4. Select the desired Maximum duration value from the drop-down and click Update. You have now successfully configured your organization's Booking Duration.
    resource booking duration

Pre-booking Period

Resources can be pre-booked if users know their requirements well in advance. However, it depends on the Pre-booking Period set by an administrator. You can select any value between 3 months to 12 months from the Resource Booking page in Admin Console. For example, if you select 3 months as the Pre-booking Period, users will not be able to book a resource for a date which falls after 3 months.

Follow the below instructions to configure the Pre-booking Period:

  1. Log in to Zoho Mail Admin Console.
  2. Navigate to the Other App Settings from the left pane and select Resource Booking under Calendar.
  3. Select a value between 3 months to 12 months from the Pre-booking Period drop-down and click the Update icon.
    resource pre-booking period

Once the above steps are completed, users will be able to book a resource as per the criteria defined by you.


This feature is currently available only for organizations that use one of our paid plans.

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