Monday, May 4, 2009

Message Tracking in Exchange 2007

By default in Exchange 2007 , message tracking system is enabled. Youcan use message message tracking logs for mail flow analysis as well as troubleshooting .

You can get message tracking system settings by using Get-TransportServer for Edge and Hub transport roles and the Get-MailboxServer for Mailbox server roles.

You can modify the message tracking settings by using the Set-TransportServer and Set-MailboxServer

Using these commands above you can ;

Enable or disable message tracking system (Enabled by default)
Enable or disable logging of message subject lines (Enabled by default)

Set the maximum size of log files (10MB by default)
Set the maximum size of the log file directory (250MB by default)
Change the path of the log file (‘C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TransportRoles\Logs\MessageTracking’ by default)

Set the maximum age of message tracking log files (30 days by default)

Example Command

Set Maximum Directory size 1 GB maximum log file age 40 days

C:\>[PS] C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>Set-TransportServer SV2008 -MessageTrackingLogMaxDirectorySize 1GB -MessageTrackingLogMaxAge 40.00:00:00[PS]

Searching Message Tracking Logs

Message sent from to between dates releated. (First 50 Result)

[PS] C:\>Get-MessageTrackingLog -Server SV2008 -EventID SEND -Sender -Recipients -Start 1/1/2009 -End 2/4/2009 –ResultSize 50

Search By Subject

$hubs Get-MessageTrackingLog -MessageSubject "Production" -Start "1/01/2009 00:00:00" -End "1/04/2009 23:59:59

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