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Microsoft Exchange Server Tool Kit

Today let’s discuss about the Tools that we use on Day to Day Scenario troubleshooting Exchange Servers and Few Tools are there for Domain Health Tests.

First let’s talk about Inbuilt tools, the tool are nothing but

 

In-Built Tools :

 

EXBPA – Exchange Best Practice Analyzer

EXTRA – Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant

Performance Monitor

External Tools :

 

Tools Box:

Remote connectivity Test for Client

MXTOOLBOX

Ex-Folders

MFCAMAPI

AD-Modifier

EMT – Exchange Management Troubleshooter

Performance Monitor

Exchange Monitor

+Plus

Exchange Management Console Troubleshooter

 

In-Built Tools :

1: EXBPA :

EMKIT1

 

2: EXTRA :

EMKIT2

 

 

3: Performance Monitor

EMKIT3

 

 

External Tools Box :

 

1: Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA)

 

Link : Remote Connectivity Analyzer

 

Tests can be performed not only on Exchange but also for

 

Lync / OCS

Office 365

Client

Message Analyzer

As shown in the below Screenshot

EMKIT4

 

  1. Press the Radio button on the required fields and click Next.
  2. Post which we need to provide the information accordingly and click Next.
  3. It will analyze gives the output.

 

2: MXTOOLBOX

Link : MXTOOLBOX

This Tool is used Ideally to check the

 

  1. IP address
  2. Blacklist (Email Blacklist to avoid Spamming)
  3. DNS Lookup
  4. Email Header Analyzer
  5. Network Tools
  6. SMTP Diagnostics

Click More to Avail more options as shown below:

EMKIT5

 

This Tool can also be used to Test Domain Health Test.

 

3: MFCAMAPI (Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Editor)

 

Link : MFCMAPI (Latest Versions and Release Updates)

 

Exchange Server MAPI Editor Tool, which is a sample MAPI client, replaces the Information Store Viewer (MDBVu32). With the MDBVu32 tool you could view or set details about a user’s message storage files.

These files consist of the private information store; the personal folder file (.pst), the public store, and the offline folder file (.ost). MAPI Editor provides the same or improved functionality and an improved user interface.

MAPI Editor is useful to troubleshoot problems with help from Microsoft Customer Support Services. However, when you use this tool, you should have knowledge of MAPI.

 

Warning : This is a powerful tool whereby you can change raw data. Changes to data may be difficult to reverse. This tool enables the user to change the data that are not valid values and to enter corrupted data. This can be difficult or impossible to recover from. This tool is reserved for professionals who understand how MAPI and Exchange work and should not be used casually.

 

For More Info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb508857(EXCHG.65).aspx

 

4: EXFolder

 

Link : ExFolders (Latest Versions and Release Updates)

 

What is Ex-Folder?

ExFolders is a Microsoft tool that can connect to Exchange 2010 public folders through a GUI and is separate from the Exchange Management Console. This tool has replaced the old PFDavAdmin public folder administration tool that was used with older versions of Exchange. Microsoft has added some backward compatibility within ExFolders and has configured it to work with Exchange 2007, but it must be run from an Exchange 2010 server. This powerful tool can recover deleted public folder items, propagate public folder permissions, manage your public folder replicas, modify public folder size limits, and more. I like to think of using this utility as a way to get “under the hood” to gain additional insight into the configuration of your public folders.

 

5: AD Modify Tool

Link: ADModify.Net (Latest Versions and Release Updates)

 

ADModify is written using Microsoft Visual C#® .NET 2003. Version 2.0 is improved to make the same modifications in less than half the time of the previous version. Its feature set allows administrators to bulk modify any Active Directory® directory service attribute from any Active Directory partition with almost limitless flexibility. Administrators are no longer restricted by the attributes hard coded into the tool, because ADModify contains the ability to modify any attribute using its name and value. ADModify is also no longer restricted to literal values. It is now possible to dynamically build values based on current Active Directory attributes.

 

For More Info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996216(v=exchg.65).aspx

 

6: Exchange Management Console Troubleshooter

 

i: Download and run the tool it will give the output based on the error message proceed with the troubleshooting 🙂

 

Link : EMTShooter (Latest Versions and Release Updates)

 

7: Performance Monitor

 

Link : Performance Monitor

 

8 : Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor

 

Link : Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor

 

For More Info: Mailbox Server Counters

 

Praveen Kumar

MCTS | Exchange Server

Publisher of Techrid.com


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