Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 397
  • Last Modified:

Where can I find the IP used to connect via Webmail (Exchange 2007)

Where can I find the IP # that someone connected to my Exchange 2007 server with via Webmail?

Win 2003 / Exchange 2007
0
Onset-MIS
Asked:
Onset-MIS
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
1 Solution
 
AkhaterCommented:
your best bet is the the IIS logs,

start run logfiles -> w3svc -> you have log files sorted per day

just pay attention the time stamp is on GMT time
0
 
packratt_jkCommented:
in the iis logs
0
 
michael_b_smithCommented:
If you have logging enabled in IIS, it'll be in the IIS logfiles.

I don't have Exchange 2007 installed on WIndows 2003, but the directory log files are stored in is usually C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles or C:\Inetpub\Logfiles. You can open IIS Manager on Windows 2003, take the properties of the Default Web Site, and look at the log folder (it'll also tell you if logging is enabled).

If it isn't already enabled, well, I think you are out of luck unless your firewall does logging...
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
bfelskeCommented:
You should see it in the IIS log files located on your front-end server kept in a default location of \Winnt\System32\LogFiles\W3svc1.  

You may also see it when you turn on diagnostic logging for OWA , however i haven't tried that first hand. (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246248)
0
 
Onset-MISAuthor Commented:
Sadly the IIS logging was turned off.  The last time we had it on, the files grew so large so fast that we had space problems and it slowed the server down.

Does anyone have a suggestion for tracking the future client connections in a way that won't slow the server down or create such large files?  
0
 
AkhaterCommented:
I honestly don't see how you can track without logging, maybe you can have a schedule to move the log files out of the server after x period of time
0
 
michael_b_smithCommented:
You can also move the logs off the default system drive - perhaps to an attached USB storage device? That should stop the system slowdown issue (if it was related to I/O on the system drive).

Long ago, I developed a script to help with the disk space requirement/overhead. IIS logs are very compressible - 95-98%. It should work for you (schedule it to run daily, for example) with very little change. http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2007/11/13/compress-weblogs-and-remove-them-with-vbscript.aspx
0
 
Onset-MISAuthor Commented:
Well I've configured the log file to at least not be on my C drive and set it for only the data points I need to record (date. time, IP etc.).

After enabling this do I need to restart the IIS service for it to kick in?

Thank you all for the great feedback!
0
 
AkhaterCommented:
yes you do need to restart IIS as far as i remember
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now