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.
|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.