Microsoft provides no command-line method to compact a .pst file and recover the space from deleted items. However, if the PC is idle (with no screen saver program running) and there is enough space worth recovering, Outlook will perform a compact operation in the background. The Microsoft article, "How to compact the personal folders (.pst) files in Outlook 2002" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291645 ) explains that compaction runs if a file has 16KB space that has been freed since it was last compacted.

PSTCompactor (http://www.pstcompactor.com ) and PSTCompress (http://www.raxco.co.uk ) are two centralized tools for compacting users' .pst files. They also compress attachments inside Outlook items into .zip file attachments to create more free, recoverable space.



Has anyone come across an ability to script compression of OST files using Kaseya?








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