how to enable out of office for disabled exchange 2013 users?

Need OOO to work for my user accounts when they are disabled. How can I do this?

Running Exchange 2013 On Premise
sbodnarAsked:
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
You can do it a few ways. I always had a generic "disabled user" mail filter and just added an auto response to anyone in the list. the other way is to log into the user's mailbox and set the OOO. you'll need to leave the account enabled for that to work.
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Hi sbodnar,
Please do this.
1.     Open EMC navigate to Recipient Configuration > Mailbox and highlight the account that you disabled
2.     Right click on the disabled account and select Manage Full Access Permissions
3.     Add your account to the list of the accounts that have full permissions
4.     Now on your Workstation create a new outlook profile for the disabled account
5.     Once Outlook opens navigate to Tools > Rules and Alerts
6.     Click New Rule > Check messages when they arrive > Next > Yes to prompt > Have server reply using a specific message > click a specific message in Step 2  window  > Next > Next > Finish

Please check these similar thread as well.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/477ee226-d7ab-4070-82cd-b595e4563c58/automatic-replies-for-disabled-ad-user?forum=exchangesvradminlegacy
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29064086/how-to-setup-an-OOO-for-a-disabled-Exchange-user-who-has-left.html#a42340454
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Jessica KCommented:
Hello,

If you want to enable auto-reply using  Exchange Control Panel (ECP), then follow the steps:

1. Log in to Exchange Control Panel.
2. Go to the Mail tab >> Options >> Select Another User.
3. Select a user to configure Automatic Reply.
4. A new IE page will be opened with a notification ”Admin is working on behalf of Usera@domain.com" >> Click on the option "Tell people you’re on vacation
5. Select “Send AutomaticReplies” option >> Select the date & enter the OOF message >> Click Save.
6. Select appropriate option if you want the OOF to be sent to users outside the organization >> Choose “select automatic reply messages to senders outside my organization” >> “Send replies to all external senders” >> Enter the OOF message & save.
7. Send a test mail to the user to check if the OOF is working.

To enable auto-reply option using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS):

1. Open Exchange Management Shell& run the following command:
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration usera@domain.com –AutoReplyState Scheduled –StartTime “10/3/2015″ –EndTime 10/4/2015” –ExternalMessage “External OOF message content” –InternalMessage “Internal OOF message content”.

2. Send a test mail to the user to check if the OOF is working.
3. To check auto-reply setting for a mailbox run the following command:
Get-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration username

4. To disable the auto-reply configured for the mailbox, run the following command:
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration usera@domain.com –AutoReplyState Disabled –ExternalMessage $null –InternalMessage $null

Note: Enter the commands carefully, as one small can lead to error.

Regards,
Jessica
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