Microsoft KB Archive/129500
Article ID: 129500
Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006
- Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 2.1
- Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0
- Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2
This article was previously published under Q129500
This article describes how the Microsoft Mail Group Import Program, GIMPORT.EXE version 3.5 and later, can be used to automate the process of removing all Microsoft Mail Postoffice Address List Groups and resetting the group files.
GIMPORT.EXE version 3.5 and later has a command line option, -r, which when used will remove all Postoffice Address List Groups and reset all relevant group files to their default states. Before you run GIMPORT.EXE, it is advisable to read the Application Note that accompanies the GIMPORT.EXE. Also, it is recommended that you backup the following directories of your Microsoft Mail postoffice: GLB, GRP, NME, and MEM.
The following command shows how to run GIMPORT.EXE to remove all the Postoffice Address List Groups and reset the group files:
GIMPORT -dm admin -p<password> -r -v -lgimport.log
- the Microsoft Mail postoffice is located on drive M.
- admin is a Microsoft Mail account with Administrative privilege.
- <password> refers to the password for the 'admin' account.
When the above command is run, GIMPORT.EXE will reset the following files:
- ADMIN.GRP and ADMINSHD.GRP to 8 bytes, which are set to zeroes.
- GROUP.GLB to 4 bytes, which are set to zeroes.
- GRPMEM.GLB to 4 bytes, which are set to zeroes.
In addition, the groups are removed from the ADMIN.NME and ADMINSHD.NME. All non-deleted records in the ACCESS.GLB file are modified to reset the pointer into the GRPMEM.GLB. All the .MEM files are removed from the MEM directory.
For more information about the GIMPORT.EXE utility, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
99419 PC DB: Database Maintenance Utilities (Complete)
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