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Setting up out-of-office for ex-employees

SearchExchange.com expert David Sengupta explains how to set up an out-of-office rule for users who have left your company.

We are running Windows 2000 with Exchange 2000 (nothing tricky), and would like to set up an out-of-office reply on the server for a user who has left the company. Do I need to log in as that user and set up a server-side rule? Or is there a way to do this on the server in Active Directory or Microsoft Exchange?
There is no way of doing this from the administrative side (server side). You will need to log into every mailbox manually in order to set up the out of office (OOF) rule.


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