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Exchange Server Based Forwarding vs. Client or Rule Wizard based Forwarding

Once a user leaves our company we usually forward there email via the AD Users -> Exchange General -> Delivery Options -> Forward to.  My question is if the user involved has a client based or Rule Wizard based rule to forward email what will happen?  Will the client based forward every execute?  Our desire is that the Exchange forward be the only forwarding that happens.  So if the client does execute how do we disable it?
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patelbg2001Commented:
Can you log into the client mailbox and disable their forwarder rules?
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mystics7Commented:
As long as that outlook profile, the one one the client with the rule setup is not connected to exxhange the rule will not run, not fowarding or doing any rules that are setup. The rules live on the client and are run by the client
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mystics7Commented:
and the only way to  disable the client side would to be log on the computer that the user was using open outlook and delete the rule. If the machine has been imaged or formated since the user left then no need to worry
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lwrogersAuthor Commented:
As a rule we reimage their PC's right away.  So if this has been done then there is no danger of client rules running correct?  There mailboxs still exist and we need it that way so we can maintain contact with our customers.  I assume by the comments that client rules are stored only on the clients?
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patelbg2001Commented:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/CE/selfStudy/outlookEmailTips.cfm

pls read.... "Many rules are able to work when you are not logged in and some require you to be logged in with Outlook running"

The only was to disable a client rule is to log onto that mailbox and disable that rule...

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patelbg2001Commented:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320022
XCLN: How to Use the Mdbvu32 Utility to Remove Inbox Rules

just incase you want to be sure the user has no active rules

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lwrogersAuthor Commented:
I can access their mailbox easily via OWA.  There is a "Rules" tab located in their mailbox.  It shows to be empty.  It that enough or do I need to give myself permissions to their mailbox and access via Outlook?
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patelbg2001Commented:
to be able to access the mailbox from OWA is enough and check the rules from their is enough...   If your not sure or don't have time to check these mailboxes, the fastest thing to do is run the Mdbvu32 Utility  and Remove Inbox Rules... it would be a lost faster to runa script then check a users mailbox each time one departs.  

Hope this helps
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lwrogersAuthor Commented:
When I run the Mdbvu32 Utility it indicates that you have to run the Utility on the User's PC.  Can I run this from any PC in our domain or only on the User's PC that may or maynot have a rule setup?  On the latter we could not use it because we have re-imaged their PC's.
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patelbg2001Commented:
full mailbox permissions or service account admin (Ex5.5) and an outlook profile of the user
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