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How to Configure Out-of-Office Settings for a Remote Domain

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-13

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, you can specify which domains receive out-of-office messages. There are four out-of-office settings that you can configure for a domain:

  • No out-of-office messages are sent to the domain.

  • Allow only external out-of-office messages.

  • Allow external out-of-office messages and out-of-office messages set by Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or earlier clients or sent by Exchange Server 2003 or earlier servers.

  • Allow internal out-of-office messages and out-of-office messages set by Outlook 2003 or earlier clients or sent by Exchange 2003 or earlier servers.

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to configure out-of-office settings for a remote domain.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

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

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Organizational Configuration, and then click Hub Transport.

  3. In the result pane, on the Remote Domain tab, click the remote domain that you want to manage.

  4. In the action pane, click Properties.

  5. In <Domain Name> Properties, configure the out-of-office settings for your remote domain.

  1. To make sure that no out-of-office messages are sent to the domain, run the following command:

    Set-RemoteDomain "RemoteDomain" -AllowedOOFType None
    
  2. To allow only external out-of-office messages, run the following command:

    Set-RemoteDomain "RemoteDomain" -AllowedOOFType External
    
    noteNote:
    This is the default value.
  3. To allow external out-of-office messages and out-of-office messages set by Outlook 2003 or earlier clients or sent by Exchange 2003 or earlier servers, run the following command:

    Set-RemoteDomain "RemoteDomain" -AllowedOOFType ExternalLegacy
    
  4. To allow internal out-of-office messages and out-of-office messages set by Outlook 2003 or earlier clients or sent by Exchange 2003 or earlier servers, run the following command:

    Set-RemoteDomain "RemoteDomain" -AllowedOOFType InternalLegacy
    

If Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is deployed in a topology that has Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or earlier clients, it is possible that out-of-office messages may be sent to more recipients than intended. An out-of-office message that may have been intended for internal recipients may be sent to external recipients as well. This may occur for users who use a combination of Office Outlook 2007 (or Outlook Web Access) and Outlook 2003 or earlier clients to configure their out-of-office settings. You can configure your out-of-office policy so that out-of-office policies set by using Outlook 2003 or earlier clients are not sent to other domains.

  1. To block all out-of office-messages to the remote domain, run the following command:

    Set-RemoteDomain -Identity "RemoteDomain" -AllowedOOFType None
    
  2. To specify that only external Exchange 2007 out-of-office messages are sent to the remote domain, run the following command:

    Set-RemoteDomain -Identity "RemoteDomain" -AllowedOOFType External
    

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

 
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