Delete Outlook Duplicates Items

Well this wasn’t my day today. I Imported an archive.pst file into my inbox THREE times. and now I was sitting there and had to pick out the duplicates.

It took me something like 4 hours to finaly find a tool that was able to help me. And because I want you to not look around for so long here the link to the tool

Sadly it only deletes the duplicates in the current folder. But it is still better then nothing.


PSTools: PSExec

PSExec is a good tool to start programs on a remote PC. You can start it in different ways and accounts. Like in the System account and that the command window appears at the user’s screen or that it is only showed at your screen what I prefer most of the time. I hope I can give you a little insight in PSExec. As always feel free to ask. I try my best to help you with your problems.

I used PSexec in a previous Article. You can see it here:

You can download the PSTools here:


To start PSExec on a remote machine so that you can run a program without that the user can see a command window just do the following things.

Open a Command window on your own machine (start –> run –> cmd)

drag and drop the psexec.exe file in the cmd window. And type in the PC Name plus -e -s and cmd so that it looks as followed

..psexec.exe \PCName -e -s cmd

now you have a command window which you can see and runs on the remote PC. To start a program in a specific folder you can navigate like in a normal cmd window with cd.. or cd Folder.

Maybe you like to run a program on that machine which is on a Server where only you have access.
You first need to do a net use.

net use \ServerFolderexample.bat Password /user:domainusername

notice: you have to type in your password it will be seen in the cmd window. If you don’t like that you can try to use the following line.

net use \ServerFolderexample.bat * /user:domainusername

when you now press enter it should ask you for your password. For me most of the time it prompts me for a password but does not give me the time to enter it. so i have to type it in and use a cls after it.

anyway now you should be able to make a pushd to the folder where your program is.

pushd \ServerFolder

You are now in the folder and you can run the program with the following command

start "" /wait "example.bat"

here you can look at it at once

..psexec.exe \PCName -e -s cmd
net use \Serverfolderexample.bat * /user:domainusername
pushd \ServerFolder
start "" /wait "example.bat"

please look at the Sysinternal Page for more psexec parameters and for what they are used. i don’t want to copy it but if you have any questions about the parameters feel free to ask

PSTools: PSList

For me the PSTools from Sysinternals (Microsoft) are a daily need to work for our customers so I thought maybe they are helpful for you too. As you can see I used them before in the Article for the BiosConfigUtility. In that Article I used PSexec. But for now I will start with PSList

You can download the PSTools here

I use PSList from the PSTools to check if user is logged on or to check the processes a user or a machine is running. For example when we do a silent installation on a machine which has more than one part to install I can see what is installing this moment. Or when I need to connect to a machine with RDP I can make sure no user is logged on.

for a simple use you just open a command window (start –> run –> cmd) pull the pslist.exe file into it and type after it -t -s \PCName

for example:

pslist.exe -t -s \MyPCName

But I don’t want to leave you there. This is probably how you use it most of the time. There are several other switches. to see what they do please check the Microsoft site. PSList

Anyway you might see fast that you use PSList in a regular basis and don’t want to pull the file in the cmd window and type everything in it. Well here is a simple batch file that will help you out. Putt the .bat file and the pslist.exe file in the same folder

@echo off

set /P TargetPC="PC Name: "
if not defined TargetPC goto GetTargetPC

start "PSList %*" pslist.exe /accepteula -t -s \%TargetPC%
set TargetPC =

goto GetTargetPC

As always this is the simplest solution.
all that the Script does is to ask you for a PC Name and start PS List in a new window. It will then go back to the point where it asks you for a PC Name. This is for the case that you maybe want to open a second PSList on the same or different PC.
The switch /accepteula prevents the eula window coming up when you use it the first time.

You can also add a few more things. Like a log or a Last used PC List.

If you need help with that or have generall questions feel free to ask. It would nice if you give me a feedback if this Article was helpful for you

Remote Desktop key combination

I had the problem that i needed to change my password remotely over Remote Desktop. The key combination strg +alt +del only brought me to the window of my own pc. So i looked around and there are several ways to do it.

  • 1. go on the Remote Desktop and click on “start” –> “Run” and type there “ost”. You get the screen keyboard. Press “strg” + alt” ony your keyboard and click now on “del”. and you are at the screen where you can start the Taskmanager and change your password.
  • 2. go on the Remote Desktop and press “alt gr” + “del”. This seems only to work on the first Remote Desktop. The moment you go to a second Remote Desktop over the first you only get to the screen of the first Remote Desktop.
  • 3. start the mstsc and click on options. Now go to the tab Local resources and choose from the Dropbox of the point “on the remote computer”
    Remote Desktop
  • 4. also there is the possibility to try the combination “strg” + “alt” + “end”
  • 5. and the last way i found out is that you go to start –> settings and click on windows security if it is viewable with your rights.

BiosConfigUtility from HP

The Tool BiosConfigUtitlity from HP can help you to read out the Bios Configuration of an HP PC, and if you like to save the changes you made.
you’ll find it in the SSM Pack from HP
Download SSM
If you like this remote of a network you might need the PSTools from Sysinternals (Microsoft)

How to use BiosConfigUtility.exe: Quick Guide

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