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

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

 

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

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.

 

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