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Message Tracking log with multiple Transport Server

There several blog says about how to track email message for multiple HUB transport servers placed after HW LB like F5.

I was doing same and thoug to put here for my reference ūüôā !!!

1: Tracking of message for a subject “”WHAT’S NEW” on a single HUB transport server.

Get-MessageTrackingLog -start “5/8/2014 12:00 AM” -MessageSubject “WHAT’S NEW”-EventID Receive | Select ServerHostName,Timestamp,Recipients

2: Tracking of message for a subject “”WHAT’S NEW” on a¬†multiple HUB transport server.
Get-transportserver HUBSevrer* | Get-MessageTrackingLog -start “5/8/2014 12:00 AM” -MessageSubject “WHAT’S NEW”-EventID Receive | Select ServerHostName,Timestamp,Recipients

2: Tracking of message for a subject “”WHAT’S NEW” on a¬†multiple HUB transport server with ascending timestamp order.
Get-transportserver HUBServer* | Get-MessageTrackingLog -start “5/8/2014 12:00 AM” -MessageSubject “WHAT’S NEW”-EventID Receive | Sort Timestamp | Select ServerHostName,Timestamp,Recipients

Note : Please change HUB server name and time according to your environment.

Microsoft Diagnostics Services‚ÄĒSelf-Help

November 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The “Fix it Center Pro” name and its associated portal¬†is retired now and are replaced by the Microsoft Diagnostics Services‚ÄĒSelf-Help portal. The new portal is an automated troubleshooting service from Microsoft. This service can help make it easier to identify solutions to problems with Microsoft applications. Microsoft Diagnostics Services‚ÄĒSelf-Help uses targeted analysis to scan your system to identify and resolve specific problem areas. The analysis sessions scan your system to identify solutions for specific problem areas. The results are uploaded to Microsoft servers to be processed and to identify any known issues. If a known issue is found, a message is displayed that explains the steps that you can take to resolve the problem.

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Launched, SMTP header analysis tool in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Launched, SMTP header analysis tool in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Just see, A new enhancement is done in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer web-based tool that provides administrators and end users with the ability to run connectivity diagnostics for our servers to test common issues with Microsoft Exchange, Lync and Office 365.

Now no more PDT,CST,GMT‚Ķ‚Ķ. Time calculation is needed while do analysis of delays email ūüôā

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Cool Exchange Blog sites

I Just came across one link on The Exchange Team Blog, where you can hit all famous blogger site. Lots of them I have already covered in my site Blog role ūüôā !!

Enjoy Reading !!!

Exchange Blogs Sites

Tools for Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010

April 27, 2011 27 comments

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

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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 ‚Äėbest practice‚Äô 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:

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 For Exchange 2010 RTM :

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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¬ģ operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory¬ģ. 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.

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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.

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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 ‚ÄėExFolders‚Äô 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

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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:

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For 64bit:

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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).

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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

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Renew Certificates in Exchange 2007 HUB-CAS

March 31, 2011 9 comments

You may encounter an alerts from your monitoring systems about your certficate is going to expired in couple of days. In this state you must renew your certificate before its cross timeline. Renewing certificate is very straight forward process and same as you assign it first time.

Here, I am considering local PKI to renew certificates.

1. Alarm

If you check event viewer in server where certificates is going to expired, you will see below log.

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Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MSExchangeTransport
Event Category: TransportService
Event ID: 12018
Date:  3/24/2011
Time:  12:04:07 PM
User:  N/A
Computer: ABCFE01

Description:
The STARTTLS certificate will expire soon: subject: abcfe01.abc.com, hours remaining: E87B5D0BD9E5108BCAA8DBE1B3437E93B781BF4C. Run the New-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet to create a new certificate.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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2. Generate new Certificate

To generate new certificate in Exchange 2007 server, First you need to collect SAN URL name from existing certificates, To do so you can go into OWA and see details or you can use MMC console and click on existing certificates.

Example:
DNS Name=abcfe01
DNS Name=abcfe01.abc.com
DNS Name=autodiscover.abc.com
DNS Name=mail.abc.com

Now, Login to FE server and  open EMS to run below cmdlet to generate request.

New-ExchangeCertificate -generaterequest -subjectname “E=admin@abc.com,CN=abcfe01,OU=exchange,O=ABC,L=DH,S=India” -domainname abcfe01,abcfe01.abc.com,aut
odiscover.abc.com -PrivateKeyExportable $true -path c:\certrequest.txt

3. Generate certificate in PKI CA console.

Now, you need to login your internal PKI CA console and generate certificate using request file “certrequest.txt”. Generate certificate and save it.

Note: There should not be left spaces when paste content into console.

4. Importing Certificate

Login to Exchange 2007 server abcfe01 and open EMS. Run below cmdlet to import it and enable required services.

Import-ExchangeCertificate -path c:\certnew.cer

Enable-ExchangeCertificate -Services IIS,SMTP,IMAP,POP -Thumbprint “Keep Without quote”

By default IMAP,POP services would be enables, If you need, you can enable it again.

It will ask you override exisiting certificate , here you will select “Yes”

Once it is imported and assigned for certificates you can verify it theu OWA (for IIS) and test mail flow for SMTP. Also you can see eventviewer to verify it.

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Event Type: Information
Event Source: MSExchangeTransport
Event Category: Configuration
Event ID: 16002
Date:  3/30/2011
Time:  10:30:07 AM
User:  N/A
Computer: abcfe01
Description:
The new transport server configuration has been read and components have been notified.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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5. Delete old cetificates

After everything is working fine you can go ahead and delete old certificates (make sure you have selected correct thumbprint)

Run cmdlet below:

Remove-certificate -thumbprint

Now you have done renewal of you certificate thru KPI CA.

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