AutoReplay and forward messages untill people are on vacation

Hello, i'm useing Exchange 2000 and i need someone to help me with setting up an AutoReplay and forward messages untill my colleges are on vacation i need this to be done from System Menager ( server side ) thanks.
munemgumenAsked:
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peakpeakConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Each user sets up his / her personalized message in Outlook and enables it for the duration of the vacation.
If you want to set up forwarding for them you can use AD Users and Computers: Select a user, click Exchange General, click Delivery Options and enter the forwarding address there. Optionally select to have the messages delivered to both addresses.
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munemgumenAuthor Commented:
But the problem is that i need to do this from the Server side i dont want to set Out off Office or things like that i just asked if there is something from the server side so i can set up the autoreplay that my boss is on vacation bla bla,

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peakpeakConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need to reply with a message. That message is made in Outlook, not on the server side. If it's only your boss you could make a new profile for his account and log in yourself to write the message and enable OO (if he grants you to do so). Otherwise he has to compose the message himself.
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SembeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You cannot set out of office messages from the server. It is exclusive to client side and must be set in Outlook.

If you enable forwarding of the messages you may result in the OOTO messages not being sent as well.

Simon.
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