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I'm trying to impliment exmerge in our exchange 2003 backup scheme, just for those few people who require extra data protection. I've currently gotten a basic script that calls exmerge.exe with the correct exmerge.ini and other supporting TXT files. However, this means I have to a unique files for each user.

So what I was looking to do is have a single script that would not only perform the actual exmerge execution, but would also create the necessary files before that. Of course the real power of this would come in the form of a UDF, which I'm looking forward to testing over the weekend. But I have no clue as to how to attack the TXT files.

My first thought was to establish a 'temp' working directory...the script would create the necessary files in that location, then run the exmerge process, and finish up with deleting the files and the 'temp' working directory.

But I can't help but think there is an easier way. The text files are really simple...one tells exmerge which file store to work with, the other tells it which mail boxes to work with...in both cases it's just a single line of text, two if you include the 'header' that exmerge puts in the files when it creates them (Don't think they are required, but you never know).

Any tips or suggestions on how to handle this? I'm really not used to interacting with files like this, so any help would be appreciated. and please, don't hesitate to give an example :)

I've attached the files I'm currently using, edited to protect the innocent (And you can't upload .ini files?)...I would hope it's not too hard to follow. And I would be shocked if I was the only exchange admin on here...thanx in advance!





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Generate a name for a temporary file. The file is guaranteed not to exist yet.

#include <File.au3>

_TempFile ( [ $s_DirectoryName=@TempDIr [, $s_FilePrefix [, $s_FileExtension [, $i_RandomLength ]]]] )


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