Check the Mailbox size of a remote user via C#
Posted on 2007-03-20
At my company we have over 5000 mailboxes. We currently have a older VBScript that runs on a daily basis that logs onto each mailbox, checks the total size of the mailbox, compares it to a hardcoded "limit" then sends the user an e-mail if they are getting close to full letting them know our companies mailbox policies and how to get help. I know Exchange 2003 (native) that we have has a capability similar to this, but you are unable to edit the message that they recieve so we can not use it... Exchange's message specifically tells people to use PST files which are against company policy. This program takes roughly 4-6 hours a day to run... its rather slow.
I've been tasked with updating this program... currently it will not run in a WindowsXP environment is is running on a legacy Windows2000 box.
I have been searching for quite some time and could not find an answer. Is there a way, useing C# which is my company standard, for me to get the current mailbox size of a user? I can easily pull their limits using DirectoryServices, but I just cant break into getting their current size.
I can not install anything on our Exchange servers themselves, nor can I modify any Exchange DLL's to modify their message. We have a Exchange 2003 native environment with about 6 servers.