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  • Question

  • Is there anyway in 2003 exchnage to see any autoforwarding rules that have been set up to send data to non corporate mailboxes?

    And do you have any policy on auto forwarding in your setups?

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:37 PM

Answers

  • On Tue, 24 May 2011 14:44:29 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >I am pretty sure that you can't make a list of all forwarding rules in an Exchange 2003 organization.
    >
    >Leif So theres no way an exchange admin can see what autoforwarding is going on in his environment? Thats a bit poor, and would indicate the use of autoforwarding in itself is a risk if theres no way to monitor it.
     
    You can try this:
    http://msgdev.mvps.org/rdombxrules.zip
     
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by cf090 Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:53 AM
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:08 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Automatic forwarding is disabled by default in Exchange server 2003 - see

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266166

    Most companies does not allow this.

    Leif

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:12 PM
  • Hi,

    Automatic forwarding is disabled by default in Exchange server 2003 - see

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266166

    Most companies does not allow this.

    Leif

    For piece of mind, how can I check it hasnt be enabled. How would you set it up in Outlook? Would that show whether or not it is enabled? And if it has been enabled, is there anyway to see all rules across the email estate that have been setup?
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:15 PM
  • Hi,

    The link I posted in my first reply will tell you if enabled or not.

    If enablet the users can create Outlook rules that forward mails to any outside e-mail address

    Leif

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:19 PM
  • Hi,

    The link I posted in my first reply will tell you if enabled or not.

    If enablet the users can create Outlook rules that forward mails to any outside e-mail address

    Leif


    Hey again, I checked in outlook 2003, I went to rules and alerts, and configured for any message sent marked as high importance, to forward to my hotmail account - and well, it did. So I assume that means its enabled here?

    The key now is to see how many of these things have been setup across the email estate? Can that be done via any report on bulk, or if worse comes to the worse via aduc active directory users and computers? But I have so many to check manually going in outlook is not an option.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:11 PM
  • Hi,

    I am pretty sure that you can't make a list of all forwarding rules in an Exchange 2003 organization.

    Leif

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:40 PM
  • Hi,

    I am pretty sure that you can't make a list of all forwarding rules in an Exchange 2003 organization.

    Leif


    So theres no way an exchange admin can see what autoforwarding is going on in his environment? Thats a bit poor, and would indicate the use of autoforwarding in itself is a risk if theres no way to monitor it.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:44 PM
  • On Tue, 24 May 2011 14:44:29 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >I am pretty sure that you can't make a list of all forwarding rules in an Exchange 2003 organization.
    >
    >Leif So theres no way an exchange admin can see what autoforwarding is going on in his environment? Thats a bit poor, and would indicate the use of autoforwarding in itself is a risk if theres no way to monitor it.
     
    You can try this:
    http://msgdev.mvps.org/rdombxrules.zip
     
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by cf090 Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:53 AM
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:08 AM
  • On Tue, 24 May 2011 14:44:29 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >I am pretty sure that you can't make a list of all forwarding rules in an Exchange 2003 organization.
    >
    >Leif So theres no way an exchange admin can see what autoforwarding is going on in his environment? Thats a bit poor, and would indicate the use of autoforwarding in itself is a risk if theres no way to monitor it.
     
    You can try this:
    http://msgdev.mvps.org/rdombxrules.zip
     
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

    Is there any text with that script - to explain how it works/what its querying?
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:59 AM
  • On Wed, 25 May 2011 07:59:52 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >On Tue, 24 May 2011 14:44:29 +0000, cf090 wrote: >I am pretty sure that you can't make a list of all forwarding rules in an Exchange 2003 organization. > >Leif So theres no way an exchange admin can see what autoforwarding is going on in his environment? Thats a bit poor, and would indicate the use of autoforwarding in itself is a risk if theres no way to monitor it. You can try this: http://msgdev.mvps.org/rdombxrules.zip --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    >--- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVPIs there any text with that script - to explain how it works/what its querying?
     
    The two scripts are from Glen Scales:
    http://gsexdev.blogspot.com/2005/10/reporting-on-forwarding-rules-in.html
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:32 AM