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Create a Custom File Management Task

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Expiration is not always a desired action to be performed on files. File management tasks allow you to run custom commands as well.

This procedure assumes that you are familiar with file management tasks, and therefore only covers the Action tab where custom settings are configured.

To create a custom task
  1. Click the File Management Tasks node.

  2. Right-click File Management Tasks, and then click Create File Management Task (or click Create File Management Task in the Actions pane). This opens the Create File Management Task dialog box.

  3. On the Action tab, enter the following information:

    • Type. Select Custom from the drop-down menu.

    • Executable. Type or browse to a command to run when the file management task processes files. This executable must be set to be writable by Administrators and System only. If any other users have write access to the executable, it will not run correctly.

    • Command settings. To configure the arguments passed to the executable when a file management job processes files, edit the text box labeled Arguments. To insert additional variables in the text, place the cursor in the location in the text box where you want to insert the variable, select the variable that you want to insert, and then click Insert Variable. The text that is in brackets inserts variable information that the executable can receive. For example, the [Source File Path] variable inserts the name of the file that should be processed by the executable. Optionally, click the Working directory button to specify the location of the custom executable.

    • Command Security. Configure the security settings for this executable. By default, the command is run as Local Service, which is the most restrictive account available.

  4. Click OK.

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