Scripting Question

Posted on 2014-01-17
Last Modified: 2014-01-17

I have a process that drops a file from an outside source to a folder on my servers. Is there a script or someway way I can be alerted via e-mail when the file is delivered to that folder.

I am using Office 365

I was thinking of setting up a schedule to monitor that folder and once the file is delivered I would be alerted.

Any help is much appreciated
Question by:FalconTwo
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Can the process that puts the file on your server be modified to send the message?
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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You could have a script that gets run via Windows Scheduler periodically to check the folder and then send an email, but that feels a bit like reinventing the wheel.  There are a number of utilities out there that do just what you are looking for, and more.  I gathered some in the list below a while back, some free, some that cost small money. Take a look and see if one of these might be an easy solution to your need.

I apologize if any of the links are broken, I haven't rechecked the list to see if any of these solutions dropped away.

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I receive the file from an outside vendor via an application call Axway
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Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

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by:Bill Prew
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If you do want a VBS script, this question would be a great starting point.


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Thanks very much this is more than enough I have briefly looked at all of them but will definitely go with one of them.

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by:Bill Prew
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Welcome, thanks for the feedback.


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