Backup .pst file
Posted on 2003-11-21
Would like to backup the .pst file from a workstation automatically after hours to the server (we leave the workstations on weekday evenings to auto update Windows patches).
· Not using Exchange Server
· Because of trouble with the server on this particular network, so Windows 2000 workstations with Outlook XP keep heir .pst file on the local workstation, instead of on the server.
This works fine by copying the file via a batch file, but sometimes the user leaves Outlook running. First thought would be to shut down Outlook if it is running via a batch file before copying the .pst--but how to do that?
Backing up while Outlook (and other applications) is/are running has been problematic - these are old, slow workstations.
Any solution for shutting down Outlook if it is running and then backing up the .pst file would be welcome.
I can use a restart Windows command, and set Windows to automatically login and then run the batch file, but prefer not to for security reasons.