Adding a room/resource as a staff member to Bookings

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Is it possible to add a room/resource at Bookings as a staff member? We're trying to setup a booking page where people can book a service (e.g. a meeting) in room (i.e. a room setup as a staff member).

When creating a new staff member I get the option to add any of the rooms/resources in the "add people" field. This ticks the "events on office 365 affect availability" option. However after I save the staff member and go back into the record, it now shows as a "guest" (where it originally was "viewer") and the "events on office 365 affect availability" option is no longer ticked and greyed out as an option.

Is there a way to do this? Or do "staff" have to be real users to sync availability?

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I am currently test driving Bookings in hopes I can setup to have external (outside of our network) people book a room . I have that working the way I want by assigning a room as a service and the administrator of the booking calendar as the sole staff member. I have set "General Availability" as hours I want the room available for booking.  The room is sometimes book by internal staff but that is rare. I will remove the existing booking in our Exchange server and have any internal staff use the booking website if they need the room. Not sure if that works for your requirements?  @JarrydMoore