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Out of office assistant does not work in some users

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We run an exchange 2003 enviroment, plain vanilla stuff nothing fancy, and the out of office assistant does not send out e-mails in at least one mailbosx.  The weird thing is it does work for most people, just in this one case it doesn't (that I know of, and alas it is the owner).  I tried to search for an answer several places but I can't find anything relevant, at least a point to start or something to look for/at would be good.  Thanks in advance.

Sebastian
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Exchange 2000 (Server) Configure "Out Of Office"

You can only Apply "Out Of Office" Replies on a GROUP

But there's nothing to stop you creating a group and putting one user in it!

On the exchange server open Active directory users and computers

Ensure you have the Exchange advanced settings turned on, if you Don't Select View then Advanced Features

Highlight the group that contains your user (And right Click it)

Select Exchange Tasks From the pop up menu.

Follow the onscreen prompts till you get to the one that says "send-out-of-office message to clients and ensure it is ticked.

***If the out of office reports don’t get of your network to the outside world go here*****

On the Exchange Server open the Exchange System Monitor

look under Global Settings >Internet Message Formats , And right click 'default' (in the right hand pane)
Select Properties > Advanced
Tick the 'allow out of office responses' box
Click apply/OK

Hope that makes it a bit clearer
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Thanks for the reply, however when I go to exchange tasks it does not give me an option for the out of office assistant.  Plus, the user is a member of several groups, and other users use the oof fine.  What do you suggest?
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try using this on an affected client

Installing and Using the CleanSweep Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;174045
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Alright, thanks, I will try these when I'm there next week.  I have VPN access but these require me to be there with the CD and so forth.  I'll let you know how it works out.

Sebastian
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no probs - PL
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