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MessageStats 7.6 - Administrator Guide

What is MessageStats? MessageStats Information Sources Using the Console Interface Creating a Connection to Exchange Creating Gathering Tasks Default Gatherings Extending Gathering Tasks Configuring Audits Setting MessageStats Server Properties Setting Configuration Properties Setting Exchange Organization Properties Setting Exchange Server Properties Setting Task Execution Server Properties Setting Task Default Properties Compressing Tracking Log Files Using the MessageStats Reports Console Database Management Appendix A:Microsoft ASP.NET Configuration Issues Appendix B: Gathering Task Dependencies Appendix C:Troubleshooting Permission Problems

Connecting to an Exchange Organization

You use the Connect option to connect to an Exchange server that MessageStats uses as the access point to enumerate an Exchange organization.

By default, the server to which you connect is also used as the server from which data is gathered. However, you can specify different Exchange servers for gatherings at the Exchange organizational level or at the task level.

When you connect to an Exchange organization, you must select an appropriate Exchange connection server. The connection server is used to enumerate the Exchange organization:

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Select the Exchange Organizations node.

At least one public folder or mailbox server that is running Exchange 2010.

At least one public folder or mailbox server that is running Exchange 2013.

At least one public folder or mailbox server that is running Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2019.

Enter Exchange NETBIOS name for an Exchange 2016/2019 Mailbox server.

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Click Next.
To use different credentials than the account that is specified for the default Task Credentials, select Specify Explicit Credentials and enter the account and password you want.
Click Accept.

Viewing Connected Exchange Organizations

When you select and expand an Exchange organization under the Exchange Organizations node, the right pane displays the servers in the selected Exchange organization.

If you have Exchange organizations that have the same organization name and display name, the Active Directory unique identifier is appended to the Exchange organization name. To change the MessageStats name for the organization, see Renaming an Exchange Organization .

When you right-click a connected Exchange organization, the following MessageStats options are available.

Create Task

Starts the Create Task Wizard. For information about creating tasks, see About the Create Task Wizard .

Add to Task

Prompts you to select the task to which you want to add the Exchange object. For information about adding Exchange objects to tasks, see Editing Tasks .

Regather Structure

MessageStats automatically runs the Exchange Organization Structure gathering every night at midnight (local time).

If you have made changes to your Exchange organization, you can use this option to force a regathering to enumerate the administration groups, routing groups, and Exchange servers that comprise the organization.

Rename

Allows you to rename the Exchange organization. For information about renaming the organization display name in MessageStats, see Renaming an Exchange Organization .

Refresh

Allows you to refresh the console navigation tree.

Properties

Opens the Exchange Organization Properties dialog box. For more information, see Setting Properties for a Specific Exchange Organization .

Help

Opens the online help. The MessageStats online help and the MMC online help are available.

Renaming an Exchange Organization

In some Exchange networks, you may have Exchange organizations with the same organization name and the same display name. You can use the Rename option to rename an Exchange organization with a unique display name that is used to identify it in the MessageStats console and in MessageStats Reports.

If you rename an Exchange organization, you must update any report subscriptions, custom reports, default filters, and saved reports that use the old organization name with the new name.

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Expand the Exchange Organizations node in the treeview and select an Exchange organization.
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Select Define Explicit Value and enter a unique name in the box that is used to identify the organization in MessageStats.
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Creating Gathering Tasks

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