Sunday, April 17, 2011

Exchange routine jobs

Exchange Administrator may need to perform the following jobs.


Figure 1: Get-Queue

View configuration information for queues on a computer that has the Hub Transport server or Edge Transport server.


Figure 2: Test-ServiceHealth

Test whether all the Microsoft Windows services that Exchange requires in a server have started.


Figure 3: Test-Mailflow

Diagnose whether mail can be successfully send from and delivered to the system mailbox on a computer that has the Mailbox server role. 

Test-Mailflow -TargetEmailAddress <external email address>

Diagnose whether mail can be successfully send to external mailbox on a computer that has the Mailbox server role.

Get-Mailbox | Test-MAPIConnectivity | FL

Figure 4: Get-Mailbox | Test-MAPIConnectivity | FL

Test the MAPI connectivity for all mailboxes.

Test-OwaConnectivity -URL:https://<CAS Server>/owa -MailboxCredential:(Get-Credential Domain\User) -TrustAnySSLCertificate

Figure 5: Test-OwaConnectivity

Test Outlook Web App whether to work.

Test-WebServicesConnectivity -MailboxCredential:(Get-Credential Domain\User) -TrustAnySSLCertificate

Figure 6: Test-WebServiceConnectivity

Perform basic operations to verify the functionality of Exchange Web Services on a server running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 that has the Client Access server role installed.

Test-PopConnectivity -ClientAccessServer:<CAS Server> -MailboxCredential:(Get-Credential Domain\User)

Figure 7: Test-PopConnectivity

Test POP3 service whether to work.

Test-ImapConnectivity -ClientAccessServer:<CAS Server> -MailboxCredential:(Get-Credential Domain\User)

Figure 8: Test-ImapConnectivity

Test IMAP4 service whether to work.


Figure 9: Test-ReplicationHealth

Test DAG replication whether to work.

Remark: Exchange 2010 which was created DAG only.

Using Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer
Microsoft provides the web site which is Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer. It can help you to test the following services at the internet:

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Connectivity Tests
Microsoft Exchange Web Services Connectivity Tests
Microsoft Office Outlook Connectivity Tests
Internet E-Mail Test

Figure 10: Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer

You can create an account for testing.

Realtime blacklist
I have to check my domains whether it is in the Realtime blacklist.

The following web sites provide the service to check Realtime blacklist:



Black List Alert

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