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how disable Automatic Reply from Exchange Users side

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Shaikh355
New Contributor

Hi,

When we activated “Out of Office Reply” from Exchange admin center, users are deactivating “Out of office reply” from their side.

Is there any option in Exchange 2013 to stop disabling "Automatic Reply" option from user side? We want only the System Administrator should have this access in our organization.  There is an attachment with red circle. Can we disable that option in users systems?

 

Thanks a lot.

Regards,

 

 

1 Reply

Not really. What you can do is "hide" the button from Outlook, although I'm not even sure the method works with the latest versions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/office-2010/cc179143(v=office.14)

 

 

Here are the control IDs just in case:

OutOfOffice	button	None (Not in the Ribbon)	None (Not in the Ribbon)					5621	760
OutOfOffice	button	None (Not in the Ribbon)	None (Not in the Ribbon)					5621	791
OutOfOffice	button	None (Not in the Ribbon)	None (Not in the Ribbon)					5621	813
GroupOutOfOffice	group	None (Backstage View)	TabAccounts					20438	1163