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Changing Another User’s Out-Of-Office Assistant in Exchange 2003

A user has left for vacation and didn’t set their out of office message, and you’ve been tasked with doing that. The user has a mailbox in Exchange 2003.

Solution

There are two options. You can give yourself full rights to their mailbox, open in Outlook, and set that way, or use the method below.

  1. Reset the user’s AD password to a known value.
  2. Log into http://exchange-server/exchange using the user’s AD username and password.
  3. OWA will open.
  4. Click on Options.
  5. Set the Out of Office Assistant to “I’m currently out of the office” and define the message.
  6. Click Save and Close.

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