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Exc2010 Mailforwarding. set up without adminrights, Let the user do it

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I would like to give specific users (LineManagers) the rights to set a forwarding address in Exchange, if their employees are sick or abstent. This will be always the same inbox.
So they only should have the rights to activate it, not to change the forwarding address.

Second step would be to define a Out-of-office message which can be activated as well.
I already found a software which provide that, but cannot define forwarding rules
(http://www.symprex.com/products/out-of-office-manager/)

All Users work on Terminalservers, I do not want to install the Exchange Management shell on the Terminalservers.
I have Ideas but they are very uncomfortable.

Cheers
Thomas
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Do your line managers have full access rights to employee's mailboxes?  If so, then they can just use the Exchange Control Panel (via OWA) to set OOF rules for others:

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/ms.exch.ecp.learnredirectto.aspx

Create the forwarding rule for each user and then it can be clicked "ON" or "OFF" as necessary.

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Hi Jeff

Thanks for answering.

No they have not, and they should be only allowed to SET to ON and OFF without being able to change the email.
Nobody has full rights on other users mailbox.

I thought about a HTA GUI with certain options which will alter a textfile or something. Then a serverprocess will then read that file and execute a powershellscript. Somethin like that.

regards
Thomas
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You could definitely use a script to do this, which would include the necessary credentials to make it happen.  

There are a few good examples here:
http://www.o365info.com/2012/06/forward-mail-powershell-commands-quick.html

I believe that the managers would need to be assigned to the Recipient Management Role in Exchange in order to create/modify user's mailbox rules.

Jeff
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Hi Jeff

Thanks for answer, but as I said, It must be possible without installing the Exchange powershell on the Terminalservers. I know the powershell scripts to do so.

Maybe any other idea?
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If you don't want to script it, then go back to my first suggestion to use the ECP.

https://<exchangeserver>/ecp

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I think using ECP and giving the linemanager specific rights work.

take this
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