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I'm trying to locate pst files on each users computer, these files are going to be moved to another location

05/04/2020 213 views

Does anyone know how to find out who has pst files located on their computers?    

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Hi bigpappi1317,

have your tried a custom inventory?

you could use a search command like:  dir /b/s *.pst

Otherwise the Quest Desktop Authority solution has a beautiful way of configuration outlook and the location of the local files :) 

Kind Regards

Timo

Answered 05/04/2020 by: Timokirch
3rd Degree Black Belt

  • No I have not, can you give me some guidance on how to setup the custom inventory? I have over 3,000 computers in our inventory that I need to look at.
    • I started using Custom Inventory recently, and I believe should be as simple as adding the given cmd prompts in the first answer into the ShellCommandTextReturn.

      1. Navigate to Inventory>Software>Choose Action>New
      2. Name and classify the rule as needed.  Typically, adding a "CIR" in front of the name makes it easier to find later.
      3. Select the operating system(s) that the rule needs to run on.
      4. Under "Custom Inventory Rule", enter: 
              ShellCommandTextReturn(dir /b/s *.pst)
      5. Click Save.
      6. As systems start to check in and update inventory, the custom inventory rule should start adding the list of .pst files under Software>Custom Inventory Fields - for each PC.

      Anyone is welcome to correct me if I'm wrong. However, if you do test it out. Please let me know if it worked or not.
      • ok, will this work if we are trying to find which computers have Microsoft Office 2010 installed?
      • Hi bigpappi1317,
        that could be done right from the software catalog or computer inventory.

        Kind Regards
        Timo

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