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scheduled task to delete Outlook Secure Temp files

Posted on 2013-06-21
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I have a script to delete outlook secure temp folder and create a scheduled tasked on domain user's machines.  The problem is I have to run this scheduled task as current log on user in order to delete logon user's  in Outlook Secure Temp files.

I created a doman admin user scheduler and run this scheduled task as Scheduler, the script runs but the Outlook Secure Temp files are not deleted.

I would like to delelte outlook secure temp folders using account Scheduler's credential.

How can I achieve it?

thanks,
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Question by:HemlockPrinters
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by:David Lee
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Hi, HemlockPrinters.

Can you share the script so we can see for ourselves what it's doing?
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by:HemlockPrinters
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Set oWSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
For Each sKey in Array("11.0","12.0")
 sOutSecTmp = Empty
 On Error Resume Next
 sOutSecTmp = oWSH.RegRead("HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\" _
  & sKey & "\Outlook\Security\OutlookSecureTempFolder")
 If Len(sOutSecTmp) > 3 Then
  oFSO.DeleteFile oFSO.BuildPath(sOutSecTmp,"*.*"), True
 End If
Next
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by:David Lee
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The script works fine for me.  I'm a little confused which account you're running it under.  Are you running it as the current user (i.e. the person who's logged in to the computer) or under some other account?
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by:HemlockPrinters
ID: 39275764
no, I run it under local admin (or domain admin), the script runs without error, but it doesn't delete files.
it only works (delete files) under current log in user
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by:David Lee
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That makes sense.  It's getting the path from HKCU, the current user.  If the script is running under the local admin account, then it's never going to get the path you want it to.  It's going to get the path for the local admin account.  Why not run it under the local user account?
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by:HemlockPrinters
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the password for local user's account has to be changed in 6 months, so if I run the scheduled taske uner the local user account, once the user change the password, the task will fail
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by:David Lee
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It shouldn't unless you store the password with the task which I don't believe is necessary.
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I used group policy to set up scheduled task
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