Exchange 2010 Out Of Office assistant not working

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have an install of Exchange 2010 with Outlook 2010 clients.  When trying to access the out of office assistant from the clients a message appears "server not available".  The feature works in OWA but only if accessing via https://  (if you access owa via http:// the options/automatic replies feature just gives a 403 forbidden error).

Any input from someone that has encountered this issue would be appreciated.  I believe I have my ews and autodiscover stuff set up correctly.
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    I have not been able to find a solution to this problem.

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    no solution?

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    Hi All,
    There are a lot of things said about this on the internet.  What worked for me, was setting permission straight on the ews vdir (anonymous and windows integrated) adn more importantly: I granted the directory listing permission via IIS.  This finally solved the issue.

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