I’ve had some requests lately to write a MAPI sample that shows how to access profile properties programmatically, so I threw this together from some bits and pieces of code I had laying around.
I had the chance to incorporate a few cool features in this code:
- MultiEx: It loops over the profile services looking for services of type MSEMS, grabbing the PR_EMSMDB_SECTION_UID property for each. It uses this to open the global profile section for each account.
- MAPI Stub Library: This sample uses the MAPI Stub Library, demonstrating yet again how easy this library is to incorporate. The version I’m using here is cribbed from the MFCMAPI source.
- The profile name is optional: You can specify any profile you want, or if you leave it out, it will look up and use the default profile.
- Deletion: If you have a property you want to delete, you can pass the –d switch. Be careful with this! Deleting random properties could corrupt your profile and leave you in a state where the only fix is to recreate the profile or restore from backup. Make sure you know what your doing before you delete a property!
- Backup: If you do use the deletion switch, this sample will create a backup of the profile using CopyProfile.
Here’s the help, showing how to use the sample:
| C:\>ProfileProp.exe -?
ProfileProp - Profile Property Examination Tool
Locates and optionally deletes a property from the Exchange Global Profile section of a profile.
In the case of multiple Exchange accounts, will locate the property for each account.
Usage: ProfileProp [-?] [-p profile] [-d] <property tag number>
-d Delete the property (otherwise just locate it)
-? Displays this usage information.
Suppose you wanted to use this to output the display name of each account in the profile. You could do this (note that 0x3001001F is PR_DISPLAY_NAME):
| C:\>ProfileProp.exe 0x3001001F
Profile Property Tool
Examining account Microsoft Exchange
I haven’t implemented property name lookup like in MrMAPI, and I probably won’t.
You can get the sample here.