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  • Question

  • Is there a way in Exchange on how to set an "out of office" auto-reply for a user (without resetting password) as an administrator?  The user is currently out of office and would like to set an auto-reply message without having to reset user's password to login to Outlook!

    Thanks,

    Milton

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 2:52 AM

Answers

  • What you can do is grant the administrator (or yourself if you have rights to Exchange) full permission to the mailbox.

    Create a new outlook profile manually and specify the user in question

    Once the Outlook profile is created go and enable OOF for that user and test it out. This should work.

    • Marked as answer by Milton11 Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:25 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:08 AM
  • By the way, if you are running Exchange 2010, administrator can run the cmdlet
    Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration to set OOF for users.
     
    Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration
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    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Wednesday, July 6, 2011 1:48 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:17 AM

All replies

  • What you can do is grant the administrator (or yourself if you have rights to Exchange) full permission to the mailbox.

    Create a new outlook profile manually and specify the user in question

    Once the Outlook profile is created go and enable OOF for that user and test it out. This should work.

    • Marked as answer by Milton11 Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:25 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:08 AM
  • Thank you Michael...that worked!

     

    Best,

    Milton

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:25 AM
  • By the way, if you are running Exchange 2010, administrator can run the cmdlet
    Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration to set OOF for users.
     
    Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration
    Frank Wang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com  


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.


    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Wednesday, July 6, 2011 1:48 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:17 AM
  • Thanks Frank!

    Milton

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 9:05 PM
  • does the above work for exchange 2007? I cant get it to run.
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:56 PM
  • What options would there be if the Exchange server is still on 2003?

    I am trying to come up with a solution where we need to force certain language in our OOO replies, but all of the tools I can come up with require Exchange 2007 or higher.

    I have to believe there's something...

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:16 PM