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Tools for Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010

It’s very hard to remember all URL for tools available and to keep in repository and favorites for the tools required for Exchange Servers. For my ease I have collected some of important source and sharing in this blog post so other can access it. I must say, there would be some more source which I would be missing so please update me.

I have covered tools available for Exchange 2003,2007 and 2010 version provided by Microsoft and some third part (All freeware).

Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tool

The Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool, is a Web- based tool designed to help IT Administrators troubleshoot connectivity issues with their Exchange Server deployments. The tool simulates several client logon and mail flow scenarios. When a test fails, many of the errors have troubleshooting tips to assist the IT Administrator in correcting the problem

Go to RCA Web Page

Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8 (ExBPA)

The Exchange Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as Active Directory, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology.
Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.

Note Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8 should not be used to scan Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. In Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010, the Best Practices Analyzer is installed during Exchange Setup and can be run from the Exchange Management Console Toolbox.

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Microsoft ExRAP Scoping Tool V1.0

This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft Exchange Server (ExRAP).

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Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor (ExMON)

Use the Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor to gather real-time data to better understand current client usage patterns, and to plan for future work. Administrators can view several items, including IP addresses used by clients, versions and modes of Microsoft Office Outlook, and resources such as CPU usage, server-side processor latency, and total latency for network and processing. Works with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010

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Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant v1.1 (ExPTA)

The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant programmatically executes a set of troubleshooting steps to identify the root cause of performance, mail flow, and database mounting issues. The tool automatically determines what set of data is required to troubleshoot the identified symptoms and collects configuration data, performance counters, event logs and live tracing information from an Exchange server and other appropriate sources. The tool analyzes each subsystem to determine individual bottlenecks and component failures, then aggregates the information to provide root cause analysis.

Note :: The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant should not be used to scan Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. In Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010, the The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant is installed during Exchange Setup and can be run from the Exchange Management Console Toolbox.

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Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer (ExPDA)

You can use the Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer to perform an overall topology readiness scan of your environment. When you run the Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer, it provides a detailed report that will alert you if there are any issues within your organization, which could prevent you from deploying Exchange 2010.

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Unified Messaging Troubleshooting Tool

The Exchange 2010 UM Troubleshooting Tool is an Exchange Management Shell cmdlet that you can use to diagnose configuration errors specific to call answering scenarios and to test whether voice mail is functioning correctly in both on-premises and cross-premises UM deployments.

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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

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Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer (ExEPA)

Use the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer tool to collect estimated statistical information from a single mailbox store or across an Exchange Server organization. The collected data can be used for such tasks as analyzing the performance and health of a server that has mailboxes, improving capacity planning models, and improving testing methodologies and tools

For 64 bit : Download
For 32 bit: Download

ExFolders

This new tool is replacement of PFDAVAdmin to Exchange 2010. This got changed the name to ExFolders because it no longer relies on DAV, and it’s not just for public folders (even PFDAVAdmin, in its public release, was not just for public folders).

For Exchange 2010 SP1:

Go to Download
 For Exchange 2010 RTM :

Go to Download

Log Parser 2.2

Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows® operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory®. You tell Log Parser what information you need and how you want it processed.

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Exchange Log Analyzer

The ExLogAnalyzer is a framework that parses logs and triggers events based on the log entries. It can analyze (replay) logs across multiple servers and multiple log types in a single run.

Go here

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Exchange 2007 Anti-Spam Migration

The Exchange 2007 Anti Spam Migration Tool reads these settings from Active Directory and converts them to equivalent Windows Power Shell script (consisting of Exchange 2007 tasks) which can then be run on Edge Transport or Hub Transport roles of Exchange Server 2007.

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Exchange Support Tool: ExchDump

ExchDump is a command line utility that gathers Exchange configuration information from various sources used in troubleshooting support issues.

Go to Download

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Public Folder DAV-based Administration Tool

Use the Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool (PFDAVAdmin) to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. The tool checks the permissions status of each public and mailbox folder and corrects any problems found. The ability to bulk export/import the permissions and replica lists make this tool invaluable in achieving greater productivity in managing public folders. The program can also reports content information of each public folder and mailbox folder such as the number of items in each folder, size of folder and most recent modification date of any item in the folder.

Note: PFDAVAdmin is supported when running with Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007. In Exchange 2010 ‘ExFolders’ is introduced.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Inter-Organization Replication

Use the Inter-Organization Replication tool to replicate free and busy information and public folder content between Exchange organizations. The tool allows for the coordination of meeting, appointments, contacts, and public folder information between disjointed Exchange organizations

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM 2007 SP1)
Active Directory and GAL synchronization Management Agent support for pure Exchange 2007 environments

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Microsoft Exchange Server WinRoute

Use WinRoute to determine the link state routing information as known to the routing master. The WinRoute tool connects to the link state port, TCP port 691, on Exchange 2000 or 2003 server and extracts the link state information for an organization. The information is a series of GUIDs that WinRoute matches to objects in Active Directory, connectors and bridgehead servers, and presents in human-readable format. This tool should be the first step in troubleshooting routing in an Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 mail-handling environment.

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Exchange Server Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives

Use the Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives tool to import cc:Mail archive files to folders in an Exchange 2003 mailbox store or to one or more personal folder (.pst) files. After you install the archive importer, you can import all cc:Mail archives yourself or you can distribute the archive importer program (Ccmarch.exe) to users who need to import their own cc:Mail archive files

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Microsoft Exchange Server Inter-Organization Replication

Use the Inter-Organization Replication tool to replicate free and busy information and public folder content between Exchange organizations. The tool allows for the coordination of meeting, appointments, contacts, and public folder information between disjointed Exchange organizations

Go to Download

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010

Use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users.

For 32bit:

Go to Download

For 64bit:

Go to Download

Microsoft Exchange Server SMTPDiag Tool

SmtpDiag is a troubleshooting tool designed to work directly on a Windows server with IIS/SMTP service enabled or with Exchange Server installed. It utilizes the same APIs as Windows and Exchange in order to diagnose configuration and connection issues involving SMTP and DNS.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store Viewer (MDBVU32)

Use Information Store Viewer (also called MDBVu32) to view or set details about a user’s message storage files, which consist of the private information store, the personal folder file (.Pst), the public store and the offline folder file (.Ost).

Go to Download

Microsoft Exchange Server MTA Check

Use MTA Check, a command line tool, to check the MTA database consistency of Exchange message transfer agent (MTA) and to repair the MTA database if necessary. MTA Check will analyze and correct problems in the MTA

Go to Download

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  1. Hammad
    February 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Extremely helpful post and i have a few questions;

    One my client is having Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2. At times when he uses the search facility he gets an error saying Domain Not Found. Any particular reason for this and this error is not contant but comes up once or twice a week.

    I will try to get more info from the client on this, he was mentioning something regarding cluster continious replication.

    What will you suggest to start with when it comes to testing and analyzing from the list of tools you have mentioned.

    Thanks.

  2. February 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Hammad,

    I am sorry for so late response. Yes, its known issue. if issue is occuring for all users then you can rebuild full text index in mailbox server.
    See below helpful link.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995966(EXCHG.80).aspx

    Let me know if you have still problem.

    • Hammad
      February 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Anil,

      Thanks for the reply and i got some more details from the client. Is it possible for you to share your email id with me?

      One more question, the script in Exchange for GAL is hidden and i am unable to find it. Any idea where it might be hiding?

      I am still new and learning alot about Exchange through your blog. Better then reading a dry book, since you are discussing real stuff what an IT Guy faces.

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