Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks

Feb 28 2011   1:06PM GMT

Use Outlook and email rules to run scripts.

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I use my outlook in box as a command central where I can instruct my machine to run very specific scripts such as rebooting a server, pinging a server and emailing the results, restarting an application on a specific machine and much much more. All I needed to do is create a script that works on my work computer and then create a email rule that will launch that script depending on the conditions I set. Normally it is a password (subject line) combined with a from address (me) then it will run the scripts. This is an absolute godsend! Do you have any tips or tricks for us on remote administration? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.

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