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How To Delete All Outlook Secure Temp Folder

Posted on 2009-07-13
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Hi,

The script below is what we run from our GPO at logoff, it removes the contents of the "OutlookSecureTempFolder". This works great, however our audit team want us to go further with this. is there a way to modify this script so that it searches all the user reg keys (not just the hkcu) to remove ALL "OutlookSecureTempFOlder"s for any user who has ever logged onto that PC and has this reg key present?
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set oReg = GetObject("winmgmts:root/default:StdRegProv")
 

Const HKCU = &H80000001
 

oReg.EnumKey HKCU, "Software\Microsoft\Office", aKeys
 

For Each sKey in aKeys

oReg.GetStringValue HKCU, "Software\Microsoft\Office\" & sKey & _

"\Outlook\Security", "OutlookSecureTempFolder", sOutSecTmp

If Not IsNull(sOutSecTmp) Then

If Len(sOutSecTmp) > 3 Then

oFSO.DeleteFile oFSO.BuildPath(sOutSecTmp,"*.*"), True

End If

End If

Next

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by:David Lee
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Hi, klwn.

I don't believe that's possible.  The registry keys of the other users aren't loaded.  They are only loaded when that user logs on.
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ah, so the script cant search the hkey_users part of the registry to get this variable for other users who have logged onto that pc? I assumed all users who logged on had this key stored in the registry?
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HKEY_USERS is, I believe, all users.  In other words, they are settings that apply to all users of the computer, not the individual settings for each user of the computer.  HKEY_CURRENT_USER are the settings for the currently logged on user.  As each user logs on their personal settings are loaded into HKCU.  If HKU contained the settings of each individual user and the current user could access them, then there wouldn't be any security in the system since every user could access every other user's settings.
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something like this could possibly be used as a machine startup script (I didn't test it as such)???

It enumerates each NTUSER.dat in C:\documents and settings, loads each hive in HKLM\TEMP, runs your vbscript (slightly modified for registry path differences), then unloads the user hive...

for /f "delims=" %i in ('dir ntuser.dat /s /ah /b') do reg load HKLM\temp "%i" && cscript delsecfolder.vbs && reg unload HKLM\temp

it seems to work from a command line (for the hives that are not in use) , SHOULD work as a startup script. I'm assuming all your users don't have admin permissions, so this couldn't be ran as a logon/logoff script...
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set oReg = GetObject("winmgmts:root/default:StdRegProv")

 

Const HKLM = &H80000002

 

oReg.EnumKey HKLM, "TEMP\Software\Microsoft\Office", aKeys

 

For Each sKey in aKeys

oReg.GetStringValue HKLM, "TEMP\Software\Microsoft\Office\" & sKey & "\Outlook\Security", "OutlookSecureTempFolder", sOutSecTmp

If Not IsNull(sOutSecTmp) Then

If Len(sOutSecTmp) > 3 Then

oFSO.DeleteFile oFSO.BuildPath(sOutSecTmp,"*.*"), True

End If

End If

Next

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by:klwn
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thanks dlb6597, nice scripting!

I could indeed load this at startup on each PC, I fear this script will take a while to search for ntuser.dat /s. Can I (actually you) get the script to be more specofoc and only search the root folder for each that exists in "C:\Documents and settings"? i.e. output all the folders that exist in documents and settings and then do the ntuser.dat search in thos folders only?

many thanks already though..this could be a winner!
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alternatively you could have our startup script "CD c:\documents and settings"
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or add ... in ('dir c:\docume~1\ntuser.dat...
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hi, thanks for reply.

Sorry, I am not that great with vbs scripts. Should i put the :-

for /f "delims=" %i in ('dir ntuser.dat /s /ah /b') do reg load HKLM\temp "%i" && cscript delsecfolder.vbs && reg unload HKLM\temp

in a seperate vbs script?
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that is a dos command, so it would simply be in a .cmd or .bat file...and you have all the variables be %%i in a batch file (2 percent signs preceding any variable...)
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by:klwn
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Thanks v much for your time, this works perfectly!
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by:Wirie1980
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I'm new at scripting. If I start this script the folowing error acures:
line 8
Char 1
error object is not an collection
code 800a01c3
Source MS VBscript runtime error

Can you help me implement this script?
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