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Out of Office Reply

Good Afternoon,

Is there anyway to set an Out of Office on a timer?

For example, I have a client that needs her out of office setting every day of the week between 3pm and 5pm. At the moment she has to do it manually.

I know you can set it to stop at a particular time but I wasn't sure if I could set it up on a timer everyday? I've had a look at rules and can't see anything obvious.

They have hosted exchange and she uses Outlook 2010.

Kind Regards,
Emily
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
I do not think that you set up a timer on every day occurrence.

Zac.
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Seth_zinCommented:
I don't believe you can for a date range, someone correct me if I am wrong.

She could make an out of office reply that just said I have left for the day, or something that doesn't involve editing each day then it's just a couple clicks. As far as I can tell you can only do date ranges, which would still involve you setting up rules for each day.
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Manikandan NarayanswamySecurity Specialist & IBM Security GuardiumCommented:
Hi,

Use the following command to accomplish your task

Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity tony -AutoReplyState Scheduled -StartTime "7/10/2012 08:00:00" -EndTime "7/15/2012 17:00:00" -InternalMessage "Internal auto-reply message"

Thanks
Manikandan
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Seth_zinCommented:
I believe the post above about the set mailbox, is the same effect as setting an out of office date range. Not time range.
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Manikandan NarayanswamySecurity Specialist & IBM Security GuardiumCommented:
Hi,

Using the command is possible

Thanks
Manikandan
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Seth_zinCommented:
That code is turning on the out of office from date "7/10 - 7/15" not just 3pm - 8am everyday as far as I can tell.
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Seth_zinCommented:
You could, but he'd have to edit the script each and every day for the next day. Unless, can you somehow add a $getdate function into the start time to return that days date? Then you could run it in a script automatically. Otherwise it will only work one day. I'm not too familiar with exchange shell scripting to say for sure.
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KimputerCommented:
On a secure PC, have it run as a scheduled  task (one on 3pm to enable, and one one 5pm to disable)
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Seth_zinCommented:
Is there a command to set the time and current date though? As far as I've seen you have to set both not just time which would involve the script being manually touched daily.
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