Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-13

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Management Console to view mailbox database properties and statistics.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange View-Only Administrators role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


Using the Exchange Management Console, you can open the Properties page for a database to view the following information:

  • General properties, such as database file location, backup and change history, status, maintenance schedule, and the journaling recipient

  • Limits, such as storage limit warning levels, warning message intervals, and deletion settings

  • Client settings, such as the location of a default public folder database or offline address book (OAB)

To use the Exchange Management Console to get mailbox database statistics

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select an Exchange Mailbox server.

  4. In the work pane, expand a storage group, and then right-click a mailbox database.

  5. Click Properties.

  6. Click the General, Limits, and Client Settings tabs to access various mailbox database statistics.

In the Exchange Management Shell, you can use the Get-LogonStatistics cmdlet to obtain the following information about mailbox and public folder databases:

  • Open item counts, such as the number of open attachments, folders, and messages

  • Operations counts, such as the number of messaging operations, progress operations, table operations, transfer operations, total operations, and successful remote procedure calls (RPCs)

  • Names and identities that are associated with the database, such as the server, storage group, and full mailbox directory names and identities

  • Other information, such as latency, client version, client IP address, and access and logon times

To use the Exchange Management Shell to get mailbox database statistics

  • Run the following command:

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    Get-LogonStatistics -Database <mailbox database name> | Format-List

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Get-LogonStatistics reference topic.

For More Information

For more information about how to get statistics for individual mailboxes, see the Get-MailboxStatistics reference topic.