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Distribution groups on Exchange 2007

Posted on 2010-09-22
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Hi,

I want to know when the distribution mail groups were last used. where can I get the information from.

Please assist.

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you would need to buy a third party utility to monitor mail flow
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Add resultsize parameter

Get-MessageTrackingLog -EventID Expand -ResultSize unlimited | ? {$_.RelatedRecipientAddress -like "DG-churchsstoresall@churchs.com"} | ft Timestamp,Sender,MessageSubject -Autosize
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you could use the message tracking log, but it is only as good as the oldest log file you have
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Process Tracking Log tool for Exchange Server 2007
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/02/07/448082.aspx
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If I use the shell command which is mentioned below does the information gets exported to a file. If so where can I locate the file. I have run the script in shell but it returns nothing but goes to next prompt.
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you want to run it like the following

Get-MessageTrackingLog -EventID Expand -ResultSize unlimited | where { $_.RelatedRecipientAddress -eq (Get-DistributionGroup <GroupName>).PrimarySmtpAddress }

you could then export to a file

Get-MessageTrackingLog -EventID Expand -ResultSize unlimited | where { $_.RelatedRecipientAddress -eq (Get-DistributionGroup <GroupName>).PrimarySmtpAddress } | export-csv c:\groupresults.csv
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You can always use the Export-CSV command as shared by endital .... thanks buddy :)
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you provided it rancy

i actually have a similar script that runs daily and writes the results to SQL
overcomes the issue with limited number of logs
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Thanks for the information
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