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Scripting solutions for Exchange Server administrators

Automating Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook administration tasks can alleviate an IT professional's busy workload, but who has the time to create code for every procedure or routine

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? This compilation of timesaving Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook scripts, programs, dynamic link libraries (DLLs), event sinks and batch files provides shortcuts to many everyday email administration jobs.

Scripts & Programs for Exchange and Outlook Administration
TASK: Automate Exchange server store backups
SCRIPT: NTBACKUP command-line tool    SOURCE: Microsoft
TASK: Perform quicker restarts on your Exchange 2003 servers
SCRIPT: Sample batch file    SOURCE: Will Schmied
TASK: Automatically purge Exchange-related logs
SCRIPT: Set of scripts to purge logs and UCE Archive    SOURCE: Jim McBee
TASK: Add disclaimers to outgoing SMTP messages in Exchange 2003
EVENT SINK: SMTP transport event sink    SOURCE: Microsoft
TASK: Create custom mailbox quota messages for Exchange 2003
PROGRAM: Quota Message Service (QMS)    SOURCE: Jason Nelson
TASK: Move mailboxes across administrative groups in Exchange 2003
SCRIPT: MoveMailboxADSI_CDOEXM.vbs    SOURCE: Microsoft
TASK: Automate meeting request processing
EVENT SINK: Auto Accept Agent    SOURCE: Microsoft
TASK: Selectively suppress Out-of-Office replies
EVENT SINK: SelectiveOOF    SOURCE: Victor Ivanidze
TASK: Banish blank email subject lines
SCRIPT: Microsoft Outlook script    SOURCE: Sue Mosher
TASK: Get around Outlook's security limitations and add code functionality
SCRIPT: Outlook Redemption    SOURCE: Dmitry Streblechenko
TASK: Automatically clear the forms cache in Microsoft Outlook
SCRIPT: Clearing the Forms Cache script    SOURCE: Robert Sparnaaij
TASK: Produce attachment reminder for Microsoft Outlook messages
SCRIPT: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) script    SOURCE: K.C. Lemson
TASK: Troubleshoot corrupt custom views in Microsoft Outlook
SCRIPT: /CLEANVIEWS command-line    SOURCE: Microsoft
TASK: Save bandwidth by aggregating RSS feeds into a public folder
SCRIPT: Script aggregates RSS feeds    SOURCE: Glen Scales
TASK: Generate RSS feed for posts to an Exchange public folder
SCRIPT: Custom code for VBScript event sink    SOURCE: Glen Scales
TASK: Perform catch-all mailbox functions for a given domain
SCRIPT: CatchallScript    SOURCE: Michael B. Smith
TASK: Compile a "digest" of an Exchange folder's messages
SCRIPT: Custom VB script for Exchange    SOURCE: Glen Scales
TASK: Decipher a WINMAIL.DAT package without using Microsoft Outlook
PROGRAM: TNEF View    SOURCE: WinDeveloper
TASK: Automatically process acknowledgement emails
EVENT SINK: AckHack    SOURCE: Sumatra Development
TASK: Enable more granular Exchange message journaling
EVENT SINK: SelectiveJournaling    SOURCE: Victor Ivanidze
TASK: Troubleshoot a red X in the email message field in OWA
SCRIPT: Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) and OCX    SOURCE: N/A

More Exchange Scripting and Programming Resources
  • Exchange 2003 feature may block batch files (
  • Prototyping and debugging Exchange event sinks (
  • SMTP transport event sink issue with MAPI messages (
  • Exchange Scripting and Programming Reference Center (
  • Christa Anderson's Scripting School (
  • (TechTarget)
  • (Sue Mosher)

  • This was first published in September 2006

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