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Service to launch/close Outlook

Posted on 2009-05-05
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In a nutshell, my problem is that the Outlook client needs to be open, in order to run various rules against a couple of IMAP client mailboxes, against new mail.

However, best practices preclude installing Office or Outlook on a server, nor can we support having a user always logged on for it to run a console application.

I'd like to create a script to access this email account, and which can run as a service or scheduled task.   The script should launch the outlook client and then close it again after some period of time.  

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  My security guy is not keen on running MapiLabs or comparable software on the server.
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HI, PetEdge.

You can launch/close Outlook from a script.  Those scripts could be run by Windows built in task scheduler.  Is that acceptable?
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That should be.  If you could provide a sample script, that would be great.  Thanks!
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Actually, after rethinking this -- this is not sufficient.  Outlook will not be installed on the server, nor will Office.  This needs to be done via script against the IMAP account.  I'll open a separate question.
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