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How to Enable External Out-of-Office Messages on a Per-User Basis

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-18

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, you can configure the Out of Office feature on a per-user basis. For example, you can configure the Out of Office feature so that users in the Sales and Marketing divisions are able to send out-of-office messages to external contacts, but users in the Research division cannot. By default, the Out of Office feature allows all users to send external out-of-office messages.

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to enable external out-of-office messages on a per-user basis.

noteNote:
You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to enable external out-of-office messages on a per-user basis. You must use the Exchange Management Shell.

To run the Set-Mailbox cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  • Run the following command:

    Set-Mailbox "Ellen Adams" -ExternalOofOptions External
    

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-Mailbox reference topic.

For information about how to enable out-of-office messages for a recipient domain, see How to Configure Out-of-Office Settings for a Remote Domain.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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