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Admin Access of Exchange/OL Out Of Office

By BigJohnDoe ·
I'm attempting to enable an "out of office" message for an employee on my Exchange 2003 server that's operating in a Win Server 2003 AD domain. Seems like this would be a pretty common admin task as most employees rarely know ahead of time when they're going to be sick.
I've been able to locate the steps required to enable "out of office" for an entire e-mail group but how is it accomplished for a single employee?

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by faradhi In reply to Admin Access of Exchange/ ...

You will have to reset the user password and login to the mailbox as the user.

YOu can use OWA (http://%servername%/exchange/%username%)

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by trockii In reply to Admin Access of Exchange/ ...

I believe "out of office" replies can only be set by the specific email account that the reply is to go from. This means you'd have to log in to the Exchange mailbox and select out of office reply. This can be done WITHOUT changing the user's password. If you have domain admin rights log into a computer, reinitiate the "out of office" account with your username. Set the out of office reply then log out. That should work.

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by BigJohnDoe In reply to

I was unable to actually test this procedure as the OL2000 mail profiles are stored on each workstation and not the server. Performing these steps would involve creating a new profile on the user's PC in order to access Outlook and the OOA.

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