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I have an account setup within Exchange that handles addresses that are no longer in use, ex: nolongerinuse@xxx.com.  As employees leave, I disable their accounts and add their email address to the list of recipients as an SMTP address.  I have the Out of Office Assistant turn on for this account and it sends a message saying this account is no longer in use, etc.  But the response is only sent for the default address in the list of recipients.  How can I have the response sent for any address in the recipient list?




I'm trying to enable the Out of Office Assistant to reply to external addresses.

This morning I read how you have to go into the Exchange 2K System manager > Global Settings > Internet Message Format > Properties of default domain and then ENABLE (by checking) "Allow out of office responses", I even enabled "Allow automatic replies" (whatever that means exactly).

I've since not only stopped and started SMTP and MS Exch. Routing, but completely restarted the Exchange server.

When I send an e-mail to a user with the OOA turned on, I am still not getting a reply back.

I've searched for this topic on Microsoft, Google, etc., but all any article I read mentions is to take the step I already took above, enabling it in the System manager.

Is there ANYwhere else in Exchange or at the Outlook Client, where I would have to make a change in order for me to receive an OOA reply?

Thanks for any help that can be provided.

-Jon




Hi Guys,

i got the solution here and i have answerd it in another post.....
so here it is...

1. Click on HELP
2. Click on ABOUT OFFICE
3. Click on DISABLED ITEMS
4. Click on OUT OF OFFICE
5. Now click on ENABLE

"Jeff" wrote:

> Thanks for the infoirmation!!
>
> "wayfarrer" wrote:
>
> > The Out of Office Assistant feature in Microsoft Outlook is a Microsoft Exchange
> > Server service. If you're not using this service, see this article for a
> > workaround:
> >
> > How to emulate the Out of Office Assistant in Microsoft Outlook
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311107
> >
> > Keep in mind:
> > 1) You must have your system up and running 24/7
> > 2) You must configure Outlook to check mail automatically.
> > 3) Spammers love this feature...
> >
> > "Jeff" wrote in message
> > news:B5577351-FBA0-4A3C-88AE-F4F743026661@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks Mary!!
> > >
> > > I am no longer on an exchange server, though may be able to get the files.
> > > But, "Rules" should work fine as long as I am carefull on the set-up.
> > >
> > > Aloha,
> > > Jeff
> > >
> > > "Mary" wrote:
> > >
> > > > You must be using a MS Exchange Server to have the Out of Office assistant
> > > > available. If you do not have one, use Rules instead. If you do have an
> > > > office exchange server, check with your administrator.
> > > >
> > > > "Jeff" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I used the Outlook help feature whcih provided the following that did not
> > hve
> > > > > the selection for exchange extension commands available for me to choose:
> > > > >
> > > > > The Out of Office Assistant menu command is not availble on the Tools menu
> > > > >
> > > > > "This is an Exchange add-in feature that may have been disabled. You need
> > to
> > > > > enable the menu command.
> > > > >
> > > > > On the Tools menu, click Options.
> > > > > Click the Other tab, and then click Advanced Options.
> > > > > Click Add-In Manager. Select the option Exchange Extensions commands"
> > > > >
> >
> >
> >




It would be very convenient if the Out-of-Office Assistant could store
multiple messages from which to select. I draw this example from the instant
messaging software that I use. A user could store multiple messages then
select the one that most closely matches their need with an option to edit.

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I need my Out of Office Assistant auto-reply activated for an extended
period, but will be checking e-mail regularly during that time. Is there a
way to avoid having Outlook ask me (every time I sign in) whether I am still
out of the office...or at least to have the default response be "no/keep it
on" to lessen the chance I'll accidentally deactivate it? (when the latter
occurs, I have to reactivate it and then everyone gets another "out of
office" response, which can get annoying)




As a home business user I feel that the "Out of Office Assistant" facility
should be available to all users not just users operating from an Exchange
Server. I think it is a basic business facility. I currently use Office
2003 but operate from a POP3 Server.

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I would like to have the ability to prevent the Out of Office Assistant from
replying to email filtered as Junk Email by Outlook 2003. I don't want to
confirm to spammers this is a real email account by having Out of Office do
it automatically.

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I am running a new installation of Microsoft Outlook 2007 on Windows XP
(recently received a new laptop, my old one ran Outlook 2003) and I noticed
that I am missing the Out of Office Assistant option on the Tools menu.

I have done as much online research as I can and I know that you have to
have an Exchange Server account to see this option. I have such an account,
so that is not the issue.

From what I can gather through my research, I am missing the add-in file for
Out of Office Assistant.

On the Tools menu, I clicked Trust Center > Add-ins. On the Manage
drop-down, I clicked Disabled Items and then clicked the Go button. There is
nothing in the disabled items list.

On the Manage drop-down, I then clicked Exchange Client Extensions and then
clicked the Go button. I saw the following available options in the Add-In
Manager dialog box:
- Symantec AntiVirus Outlook Protection
- Redemption Helper Outlook Protection

I then clicked the Install button. By default, it opened to the c:Program
FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice 12ADDINS folder and I see one file:
redemption.ecf.

The closest thread I could find to my issue is this one:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx ?&query=out+of+office+assistant+missing&lang=en& cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.outlo ok.general&p=1&tid=dd038ab4-0eec-4bb6-bad3-2897bb4d6 0ce

At the bottom of the thread, the original requester states, "While the
selections were not there that I needed, from your message I could finally
see where the files should be. Then a quick check of a working machine showed
the files I needed to copy and then add to my active Addins."

I believe that I am in this same situation. I presume I am missing the "ECF"
file for the Out of Office Assistant add-in.

Is there somewhere I can download this file from so I don't have to
uninstall and reinstall the entire Office suite just to solve this minor
problem?

Thanks in advance for you help.

DougV.




My friend and I were talking about Microsoft Office, and our other friend,
who always corrects everybody in grammar and spelling. We wanted to change
the little paper clip office assistant to her, just to have a more familiar
face around, and a laugh while her image corrects me. It would be nice to be
able to program the voice, or make text bubbles that correspond to what I am
typing.

Thanks,
Ron

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I'm setting up a Windows 2008 SBS Server in our medical office. At the moment, I've joined only one client computer to the domain. Other users connect to the Server via Remote Web Workplace. The client joined to the domain is my laptop (a MacBook Pro running Win 7 Ultimate RC (build 7100).

When I'm not physically on our office LAN, I'm able to connect to the Exchange Server either through Outlook Anywhere or OWA. With Outlook Web Access, the Out of Office Assistant functions normally, but I cannot use the Out of Office Assistant if I'm connected using Outlook AnywhereÂ*(a message eventually appears stating that the server is unavailable, although at the very moment I'm connected to the Exchange Server.

My original installation was created just 3 weeks ago, and I'm still in testing before rolliing this out for my partners and staff to use for messaging, calendaring, and SharePoint access to our patient-related documents. I've done all the updates that appear in the SBS console using WSUS.

I did have to "downgrade" from the default 128 bit security settings in the Win7 RC OS on my laptopÂ*in order to enable Outlook Anywhere connectivity to my Exchange Server; once I did that (based on recommendations I read on a support forum elsewhere), I've had no problems with connecting or keeping messages in my local cache. I did not have to change the default network connectivity security settings to obtain Outlook Anywhere Access from a Win XP SP3 client, but the Out of Office Assistant doesn't work for that client, either.

We have an IT consultant available, but we don't have an IT budget (after all, SBS is touted as something that can be set up and managed by reasonably intelligent end-users).

My command-line skills are exceedingly rudimentary, but with some hand-holding I'm pretty confident I could run tests to make certain autodiscovery is turned on and working, and if I'm unable to do that myself, I could bring in our consultant to run the tests. However, his SBS experience is all with 2003, and he's unfamiliar with the things that are new in SBS 2008.

I've read other threads here that discuss somewhat similar problems, but they're several months old. I've done all recommended updates on the Server, including Update Rollup 9 for the Exchange Server 2007 and update Rollup 3 for the SBS Server, and of course all the security updates.

I'd be very grateful for suggestions.

Thanks so much,
Jim Robertson




I am running a new installation of Microsoft Outlook 2007 on Windows XP
(recently received a new laptop, my old one ran Outlook 2003) and I noticed
that I am missing the Out of Office Assistant option on the Tools menu.

I have done as much online research as I can and I know that you have to
have an Exchange Server account to see this option. I have such an account,
so that is not the issue.

From what I can gather through my research, I am missing the add-in file for
Out of Office Assistant.

On the Tools menu, I clicked Trust Center > Add-ins. On the Manage
drop-down, I clicked Disabled Items and then clicked the Go button. There is
nothing in the disabled items list.

On the Manage drop-down, I then clicked Exchange Client Extensions and then
clicked the Go button. I saw the following available options in the Add-In
Manager dialog box:
- Symantec AntiVirus Outlook Protection
- Redemption Helper Outlook Protection

I then clicked the Install button. By default, it opened to the c:Program
FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice 12ADDINS folder and I see one file:
redemption.ecf.

The closest thread I could find to my issue is this one:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...3-2897bb4d60ce

At the bottom of the thread, the original requester states, "While the
selections were not there that I needed, from your message I could finally
see where the files should be. Then a quick check of a working machine showed
the files I needed to copy and then add to my active Addins."

I believe that I am in this same situation. I presume I am missing the "ECF"
file for the Out of Office Assistant add-in.

Is there somewhere I can download this file from so I don't have to
uninstall and reinstall the entire Office suite just to solve this minor
problem?

Thanks in advance for you help.

DougV.




New server with a new Exchange 2010 install into an existing domain...

When users on both the internal network and external network try to access the Out of Office Assistant they get an error message of: " Your Out of Office settings cannot be displayed, because the server is currently unavailable".

I have done tons of research on WebServicesVirtualDirectory and AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory and set both internal and external URL's that work if you go to them in IE )internally and externally offsite).

Here are the settings of Autodiscover and Webservices:
[PS] C:Windowssystem32>Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory | Format-List

RunspaceId : 86aaf7fc-ca19-45b2-87d1-45ec432a670d
CertificateAuthentication :
InternalNLBBypassUrl : https://MAILSERVER.domain_name.local/ews/exchange.asmx
GzipLevel : High
Name : EWS (Default Web Site)
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Basic, Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated, WSSecurity}
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Basic, Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated, WSSecurity}
LiveIdSpNegoAuthentication : False
WSSecurityAuthentication : True
LiveIdBasicAuthentication : False
BasicAuthentication : True
DigestAuthentication : False
WindowsAuthentication : True
MetabasePath : IIS://MAILSERVER.domain_name.local/W3SVC/1/ROOT/EWS
Path : C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchange ServerV14ClientAccessexchwebEWS
Server : MAILSERVER
InternalUrl : https://MAILSERVER.domain_name.local/EWS/Exchange.asmx
ExternalUrl : https://mail.domain_name.com/owa
AdminDisplayName :
ExchangeVersion : 0.10 (14.0.100.0)
DistinguishedName : CN=EWS (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=MAILSERVER,CN=Server s,CN=Exchange Adm
inistrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=First Organization,CN=M
icrosoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain_na me,DC=local
Identity : MAILSERVEREWS (Default Web Site)
Guid : 4639e4b9-9cf3-4f92-8940-f7c31e07cd47
ObjectCategory : domain_name.local/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Web-Services-Virtual-Directory
ObjectClass : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchWebServicesVirtualDirectory}
WhenChanged : 4/1/2010 2:47:37 PM
WhenCreated : 3/11/2010 11:02:22 AM
WhenChangedUTC : 4/1/2010 8:47:37 PM
WhenCreatedUTC : 3/11/2010 6:02:22 PM
OrganizationId :
OriginatingServer : DOMAINCONTROLLER.domain_name.local
IsValid : True

-----------------------------------------

[PS] C:Windowssystem32>AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory | Format-List

RunspaceId : 86aaf7fc-ca19-45b2-87d1-45ec432a670d
Name : Autodiscover (Default Web Site)
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Basic, Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated, WSSecurity}
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Basic, Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated, WSSecurity}
LiveIdSpNegoAuthentication : False
WSSecurityAuthentication : True
LiveIdBasicAuthentication : False
BasicAuthentication : True
DigestAuthentication : False
WindowsAuthentication : True
MetabasePath : IIS://MAILSERVER.domain_name.local/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Autodiscover
Path : C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchange ServerV14ClientAccessAutodiscover
Server : MAILSERVER
InternalUrl : https://MAILSERVER.domain_name.local...todiscover.xml
ExternalUrl : https://mail.domain_name.com/autodis...todiscover.xml
AdminDisplayName :
ExchangeVersion : 0.10 (14.0.100.0)
DistinguishedName : CN=Autodiscover (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=MAILSERVER,CN=Server s,CN=Exc
hange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=First Organiza
tion,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain_na me,DC=loca
l
Identity : MAILSERVERAutodiscover (Default Web Site)
Guid : 7a234ea2-20fc-412b-bbf0-3ea5f965d8da
ObjectCategory : domain_name.local/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Auto-Discover-Virtual-Directory
ObjectClass : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchAutoDiscoverVirtualDirectory}
WhenChanged : 4/1/2010 3:00:49 PM
WhenCreated : 3/11/2010 11:02:07 AM
WhenChangedUTC : 4/1/2010 9:00:49 PM
WhenCreatedUTC : 3/11/2010 6:02:07 PM
OrganizationId :
OriginatingServer : DOMAINCONTROLLER.domain_name.local
IsValid : True

Test-OutlookWebServices comes up with errors. The Test E-mail AutoConfiguration within Outlook still appears to be looking for Autodiscover at different URLs...

OOF within Outlook Web App functions.

Any suggestions would be helpful!




I have a user that went on holidays and has set their Out of Office Assistant to respond. When this user gets an email the sender gets 2 replies from the Out of Office Assistant. One that is current explaining the September absence and an old one from when the user was away last December. Can anyone tell me where this second old response is coming from. I've looked in Outlook Web access and in the users Outlook profile and they both are configured with the current Out of Office reply. I just can't find where the old response is coming from.




Outlook 2003 & Exchange 2003 SP2 (English)

In Outlook 2003 English, I open up the Out of Office Assistant, no error message whatsoever. I can write an OOF message and save it.

In Outlook 2003 French, I select the Out of Office Assistant and get an error message.  Roughly translated it says : Unable to display your out of office message. Client operation failure.  Then the OOF form gets displayed.  If I try to write an out of office message and click the save button, I get the following error : Unable to save modifications to the rule.

I'm guessing this has probably something to do with some language settings on the server.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!




Hi All,
I want to enable out of office assistant service for some of our exchange user in Exchange server 2003.
When I do it from client computer, only local people can get auto reply and I also need to open the machine.
I do not want to do this way and could you please help me if you have any idea that I can enable the service from server?

Thanks,
MTK




The out of office assistant seems to only send auto replies to accounts on the exchange server and not to any email addresses outside the organization. Just looking for some direction as to why this might be. Thanks.




I have a user who has departed our company, I've enabled an out of office assistant, set the rules correctly, but for some reason I am unable to get the Out of Office assistant to respond to external addresses. It seems to function internally. I'm hoping someone has some advice or can point me in the right direction.

Pertinent information:
Exchange Server 2003 SP2
Outlook 2003 w/ latest updates




Is there a way to configure Out of office assistant on individual users from exchange, or is this just a user fuction only through Office?