Solved

How to forward a users incoming mail in Active Directory

Posted on 2007-11-29
2
1,018 Views
Last Modified: 2008-05-30
Using Microsoft Active Directory, after I have disabled a users account, how do I forward all incoming email to another employee? Can I set up a "timer" so that after 30 days the userid is automatically deleted by Active Directory and how do I set that up?
0
Comment
Question by:computerese
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:eightball7
eightball7 earned 225 total points
ID: 20376669
In Active Directory Users and Computers, on a machine with Exchange Administration tools installed, open the user account properties. Open the Exchange General tab, and click on Delivery Options. You can set the "forwarding address" to send e-mail to another account.

To have automated directory management, you have two options:

1) Buy software that's created for this purpose
2) Write administration scripts. This is a good site to get started: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
ncrones earned 275 total points
ID: 20376676
re forwarding mail from an old employee to a new one there are a few ways to do it depending on what your situation is:

1) if the old employee A is coming back and/or you don't want to delete A's mail but want to forward on to other employee B
2) old employee A is not coming back and/or you are happy to delete their mail but want employee B to get all employee's future mail

i am assuming the following: A) you run exchange 200/2003, B) you use SMTP mail and C)both employees are members of the same domain

for 1) do the following:
on user properties of A in Active Directory click on "Exchange General Tab" and then "Delivery Options" and then in the "Forwarding Address" box set the "forward to" to employee B. you can then specify if you want to keep copy of each mail in As mailbox as well as send to B or just send straight to B

for 2) do the following:
backup user As mail if you need a record of it - export to pst etc. make a note of user A's SMTP email address(es) (exchange email addresses tab). Right click on user As user object in AD and select to remove exchange attributes. this will strip the mail settings from the user object. You can then go to the same exchange email address tab on User B and add user A's SMTP address to his user object. Any mail that is sent to user A is automatically sent to user B.

re part 2 deleting user accts after 30 days you could write a script to do it and set the script to run at regular periods - the MS script centre is your friend for this one  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/default.mspx?mfr=true
loads of great AD scripts in here - suggest you look at the user management section to start off - you may be able to combine a few of the ready made scripts into one to do what you are after. If you are a total novice at scripting the script centre has all the basics there as well - the scriptomatic tool and adsi version are great helps!

good luck!
Nick
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Monitoring solutions 8 72
Domain User's Profile access by different Domain User 23 34
BgInfo help 5 59
ADFS:  Step by Step to enable MFA with ADFS 16 31
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Always backup Domain, SYSVOL etc.using processes according to Microsoft Best Practices. This is meant as a disaster recovery process for small environments that did not implement backup processes and did not run a secondary domain controller that ne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question