About the Create Task Wizard
You create tasks to collect data from Exchange Online. The initial gathering task provides immediate information about your Exchange Online environment.
An initial gathering involves creating a Exchange Online task (or individual Users and Mailboxes gathering tasks). After you have run the initial gathering tasks, you can edit each task to schedule it to run at regular intervals such as daily.
For Office 365, you can create an additional task, using the Exchange Online Mailboxes gathering template, to collect details about your mailboxes. You can also run the Exchange Online Mailbox Statistics gathering to gather statistical information such as the number of items in and the size of the mailboxes.
The Create Task Wizard wizard consists of base pages and any additional pages that are specific to the type of gathering task you are creating. For example, to create and schedule a Exchange Online gathering task, you use the wizard pages to perform the following actions:
|Expand the Exchange Online
node and the Gathering Credentials
node and select specific credentials.
Selecting the Task Template
Use the Select Task Template page to select a gathering task template and to name the task. Ensure that the name is unique but reflects the purpose of the task.
Specifying Activity Date Range (for Exchange Online Activity)
If you selected the Exchange Online Activity template, you can specify the date range for which you want to collect message activity. You can select one of the following options:
If you select Custom, you specify the start and end dates for the date range.
Specifying the Task Execution Server
Use the Task Execution Server page to specify which task execution server you want to use to run the task. If you installed the MessageStats Report Pack for Exchange Online Server through a custom or distributed installation, you had the option of installing additional task processors on separate servers.
On Task Execution Server page, you can identify the Task Execution Server that houses the task processors. If you have only one Execution Server available, the Server box is read-only.