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So I am trying to get a list of my users mailbox size (I just took over here and they dont have a mailbox limit).  the command that I have is:

Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | ft DisplayName,@{label="TotalItemSize(MB)";expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}},ItemCount

Everytime I run this command on the EMS I get the following:

Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'Identity'. Cannot convert value "" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Con
figuration.Tasks.GeneralMailboxOrMailUserIdParameter". Error: "Parameter values of type Microsoft.Exchange.Configuratio
n.Tasks.GeneralMailboxOrMailUserIdParameter can't be empty. Specify a value, and try again.
Parameter name: identity"
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Get-MailboxStatistics], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Get-MailboxStatistics

So I am thinking somewhere I am not telling the script that I need everyuser - thus the Identity error.

Help...
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Question by:Travis Hahn
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by:Satya Pathak
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by:Chris Dent
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Can you try:
Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | 
  Select-Object DisplayName, @{name="TotalItemSize(MB)";expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}}, ItemCount

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I seem to remember they modified the behaviour of Get-MailboxStatistics a little for Exchange 2010. I swapped in Select-Object for FT (Format-Table) as well, this will allow you to pipe to a CSV file if you wish. e.g.
Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | 
  Select-Object DisplayName, @{name="TotalItemSize(MB)";expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}}, ItemCount |
  Export-Csv "YourFile.csv" -NoTypeInformation

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HTH

Chris
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by:Travis Hahn
ID: 35029004
Chris that was PERFECT.  So what I see is that I needed to call the "get-Mailbox" before I could get MailBoxStatistics.

Is that correct?
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Chris Dent earned 2000 total points
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Yes, indeed.

Exchange 2007 has a default value, so Get-MailboxStatistics on its own is fine. Most of the examples you find kicking around will be for Exchange 2007.

They changed that with 2010, now you need to be specific, or if you want everyone you have to pipe through something else (like Get-Mailbox).

Finally, if you have a lot of users you may need to add "-ResultSize Unlimited". e.g.
Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | 
  Select-Object DisplayName, @{name="TotalItemSize(MB)";expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}}, ItemCount |
  Export-Csv "YourFile.csv" -NoTypeInformation

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Chris
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by:Travis Hahn
ID: 35029075
Thank YOU Chris
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