I wrote about creating an Outlook rule to help out with IPhone / Exchange push issue. One thing I realized, is that sometimes, I leave the Outlook running after I leave the office. That breaks the Exchange push to the IPhone. I wanted to be able to shutdown the Outlook remotely.
- Download PSExec from the Microsoft SysInternals suite (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx)
- Create a batchfile “ShutdownOutlook.bat with one line “c:\SysInternals\pskill Outlook.exe” (Replace c:\SysInternals\ with the path to pskill)
- Create a rule
- Process messages when they arrive
- from “Your User Name” and Subject “Shutdown Outlook”
- Start a Program “ShutdownOutlook.bat”
Now, all you have to do is send yourself and email with a subject “Shutdown Outlook” to shut down your outlook. I guess this can be used for other situations as well.
Update: Just corrected the command in the batch file. Originally had PSExec not PSKill (think one type the other)