If you are an Exchange server administrator, you more than likely spend a fair amount of time searching the Message Tracking logs. The data provided by these logs can be helpful in finding all messages with a particular subject or sent by a certain user during a specific time frame. Of course, there are two ways to search the Message logs: the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or Exchange Management Shell. Using the GUI is perfectly fine, if that is your preference. However, if you are having to perform searches on a regular basis, the EMS is the more efficient option.
Do you want to know how to get the mailbox count per database on a particular server? Use the following cmdlet to get that information:
Get-Mailbox -Server servername | Group-Object -Property:database | select Name,Count | FT -AutoSize
Remember to change “servername” to the name of your Primary Mailbox server.
Here’s an example of the command output:
Here are some useful cmdlets that I’ve collected over time and keep on hand in my toolbox. I hope they come in handy for you as well: