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Hi,

Is anyone aware of a third party tool that will allow us greater visibility while administering Outlook Mobile Access users with Exchange 2003?
We have the Microsoft Tool installed which allows us to complete a remote wipe and also see a transaction log of events that have occured. http://servername/mobileadmin See attached.
However we would like to be able to see from a glance what users are actively using ActiveSync.

The cutome LDAP query (&(&(objectClass=user)(homeMDB=*)(!(msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)))) will allow us to determine which users have the permissions applied to their account, however we need to be able to see which users are actually using it.
I realise that we could look through logs etc, and also that 2010/2007 allows greater granular visibility through powershell but need to be able to see this level of detail within Exchange 2003 SP2.

Any assistance much appreciated

Kind regards. ActiveSync.doc
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Try Exmon tool.
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Microsoft-Exchange-Server-User-Monitor.html

This will show you the user accessing the server in real time
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Most of the Activesync information are store in IIS logs. You can use logpraser or other IIS monitoring tool for checking the logs.

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Thank you for your responses.

Exmon would have to be run on each backend Exchange server for a period of time for us to see this.
We want to be able to see this in a quick simple manner as and when necessary.
Parsing the IIS logs again is not an option for us - it would be too laborious.

Is anyone aware of a third party tool that could facilite this?

Kind regards.
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I didn't came across any 3rd party tool. But Logpraser tool is easy to use. I have found one site which have some batch files for collecting logs. Check them and see if this fits to your need

http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/faqs/activesync/tshoot-as4x-logs-services.htm

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Thanks - we're going to use an LDAP query
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