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Saturday, February 17, 2007

/DST:alldata -- you can get even MORE info from Exchange

Suppose totals are not enough and you really need to be able to get a log of ALL meetings and appointments that are in the DST interval. Is there a way to do that in the Sumatra Utilities?

Absolutely, and it does not even require you download a new version.

The command

su /u:zyg /DST:alldata

will put into outfile.txt all of the meeting and appointment titles in the DST interval for user "zyg", with the Start Times, End Times, what it thinks the Rebased Time Zone will be, the organizer, pretty much all the information you want to have if you need to have a safety net for your critical schedule users.

The output file is very easy to parse:

User:zyg
Alias MtgStartTime(UTC) MtgEndTime(UTC) Timezone Rebased TZ? Mtg Name Organizer Meeting Type
zyg 3/10/2007 5:00:00 PM 3/11/2007 1:00:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 10 Appointment crossing new DST boundary 5:00 PM Sat to 11:00 AM Sun zyg@sumatra.local Appointment
zyg 3/12/2007 10:00:00 AM 3/12/2007 10:30:00 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Test recurring - zyg has client zyg@sumatra.local Recurring
zyg 3/12/2007 10:00:00 AM 3/12/2007 10:30:00 AM (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London Recurring Outlook meeting in GMT passing through Delta jam@sumatra.local Recurring
zyg 3/12/2007 10:00:00 AM 3/12/2007 10:30:00 AM GMT -0500 (Standard) / GMT -0400 (Daylight) OWA Recurring meeting - GMT jam@sumatra.local Recurring
zyg 3/12/2007 1:00:00 PM 3/12/2007 1:30:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Every Monday 10:00 AM zyg@sumatra.local Recurring (Exception)
zyg 3/12/2007 5:30:00 PM 3/12/2007 6:00:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 10 Tentative zyg@sumatra.local

The most successful strategy we've heard of is to do a "before Rebaser" and "after Rebaser" snapshot of the data most crucial to you.

We apologize for constantly using the examples of "zyg" and "russ", but when we used "ben" and "jerry" we used to get stern letters.

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