I have about 250 machines I managed with K1000. Need to find all machines that have *.pst on the C: drive. Hoping K1000 can help.

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  • How do I create a Custom Inventory?
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I don't have machines with the the .pst on the root of C:, but see if this works. It worked on my .txt files.

Custom Inventory:

ShellCommandTextReturn(dir /S C:\*.pst)
Answered 06/10/2013 by: dugullett
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  • dir /? in a CMD prompt will give you more options. I'm not sure of what all info you need?
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Something like these might work too:

http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2006/09/exchange-search-network-for-pst-files.html

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2005/04/08/how-can-i-get-a-list-of-all-the-pst-files-on-a-computer.aspx

Answered 06/10/2013 by: jknox
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I used the robocopy script below for this before. But I had a specific directory (c:\PST)I was pulling from on the machines. Copies the contents to a share under a folder with the computer name.

robocopy "C:\PST" "\\yourserver\PST\%COMPUTERNAME%" /e /v /R:10 /W:30 /LOG+:\\yourserver\pst\log.txt

We have earmarked a tool from MS called PST Capture we may look at using for ingesting users PSTs to Office365...don't have any experience with it yet but sounds promising...

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/02/22/time-to-go-pst-hunting-with-the-new-pst-capture-2-0.aspx

Answered 06/10/2013 by: jegolf
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create a custom inventory

ShellCommandTextReturn(wmic datafile where "extension='pst'" list instance)

then create a computer report and filter where that custom entry is not null

 

Answered 06/11/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • you can also run this remotely against systems from the command line or with psexec
  • Is there a way to return the location of locally found PST's in various folders on the C: drive? Thanks
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