Getting information from Exchange

below is my exchange version environment


Version 14.2 (Build 247.5)
Enterprise Edition

I'm new to this organization and i need to get all the exchange attributes.
I need to look at the databases and how big they are.  Can i do this through emc?  If not can someone give me a good link to powershell getting started.  I don't know much about powershell.  is there a powershell for regular windows admin and a different version for exchange 2010.
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi,

In Exchange Server 2010 SP2 you can find database size as follows.
Using EMS (Exchange Management Shell)  
->  Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select ServerName,Name,DatabaseSize

This 'powershell' is just a customised version of PS with some advantages like exchange tools included when firing the powershell command which, for example, does log-in in to your exchange server automatically.
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davorinCommented:
That is exchange 2010 SP2. Latest vesrion is SP3 RU2.
So you will need to do some patching.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/240.exchange-server-and-update-rollups-build-numbers.aspx

In start menu you will see Exchange management console (EMC) and Exchange management shell (EMS).

Database size you can get with "Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select ServerName,Name,DatabaseSize" command.
It is from http://www.mikepfeiffer.net/2010/05/quick-tip-how-to-check-exchange-database-size-with-powershell/

Maybe a good start is "get-help" command. Look at help section here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd795097(v=exchg.141).aspx
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Malli BoppeCommented:
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florin_sCommented:
Hi,

Here are some links that can help you with the powershell scripting for generating a report:

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Exchange-2010-Architecture-9368ff56

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Process-Tracking-Log-PTL-904448e5

The second one I think is more suitable for you
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