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Out of Office assistant script

Posted on 2007-04-04
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I would like to set-up a script that turn the Out of Office assistant for someone,s else mailbox. The reason is some supervisor, when their employee don't come in, they often forget about setting their Out of Office and keep asking me to do it, so if I give them a small script it would ease the process.

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eshurak earned 250 total points
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The Out of Office assistant is not available in VBA and if it was you would have some permissions issues  to deal with.

You can use CDO:

http://www.outlookcode.com/d/cdo.htm

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.outlook.program_vba/browse_thread/thread/398688f255d9cad0/e44b405864caaf34?lnk=st&q=out+of+office+vb&rnum=1&hl=en#e44b405864caaf34

Good luck
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by:Chromarty
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Here is a VB script that uses CDO to manipulate OOF.  Works on a server with Exchange management tools installed and run as an account with full control over the target mailbox.

Dim mapiSession
Dim sMailbox
Dim sServer

strMailbox = "Username"
strServer = "ExServer"

Set mapiSession = CreateObject("MAPI.Session") mapiSession.Logon , , True, True, , , strServer & vbLf & strMailbox

If Err.Number = 0 Then
Wscript.Echo "Logged in!"
mapiSession.OutOfOffice = True
mapiSession.OutOfOfficeText = "I am out of Office."
Wscript.Echo  "OOF set!"
End If

mapiSession.Logoff
Set mapiSession = Nothing

Wscript.Echo "Logged off!"
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