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Hello:

I have a little status webpage that I use to display a couple of different things.  Sort of like a system monitoring webpage.  I'd like to display the number of items in my journalling mailbox on that webpage.  It would be great if the server-side code (.net) could ask the Exchange 2007 for that info directly, but it sounds very complicated.

The alternative thought was to have a scheduled task run a powershell script that pulls the data and inserts it into a database for my page to read.

What do you think?  If it's the latter idea, how do I do it?

Thanks for the help!

Dan
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Hello,

You could do it with a scheduled task. You would get the number of items in the mailbox with this command:

$itemcount = (get-mailboxstatistics <mailbox>).itemcount

You could then use powershell to inset this into a SQL database. This post explains how to do that: http://learningpcs.blogspot.com/2010/08/powershell-insert-data-into-sql-server.html

JJ
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This looks good.  The other item I need it the mailbox size.  I tried $itemcount = (get-mailboxstatistics <mailbox>).totalitemsize, but I got this

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>(get-mailboxstatistics -identity <mailbox>).totalitemsize

                            IsUnlimited Value
                            ----------- -----
                                  False 1563669133B

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How can I just get the value?
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Add .value to the end.

JJ
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Awesome.  Just what I needed.
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