Ms exchange 2010 high queue alert

Ms exchange 2010 high queue alert. What can i do on exchange 2010 so that i can get alerts when it reaches more then 10 messages in queue

What is the best practice?
Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAsked:
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Hi Member_2_6474242,
Please find below script to send email when it reaches threshold of 10.

# Script:    Exch2010QueueMonitor.ps1 
# Purpose:  This script can be set as a scheduled task to run every 30minutes and will monitor all exchange 2010 queue's. If a threshold of 10 is met an  
#            output file with the queue details will be e-mailed to all intended admins listed in the e-mail settings 
# Author:    
# Email:
# Date:     May 2011 
# Comments: Lines 27, 31-35 should be populated with your own e-mail settings 
# Notes:     
#            - tested with Exchange 2010 SP1 
#            - The log report output file will be created under "c:\temp\qu.txt" 
$s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://YourCASServerFQDN/PowerShell/ -Authentication Kerberos 
Import-PSSession $s 
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010 
. $env:ExchangeInstallPath\bin\RemoteExchange.ps1 
Connect-ExchangeServer -auto 
$filename = “c:\temp\qu.txt” 
Start-Sleep -s 10 
if (Get-ExchangeServer | Where { $_.isHubTransportServer -eq $true } | get-queue | Where-Object { $_.MessageCount -gt 10 }) 
Get-ExchangeServer | Where { $_.isHubTransportServer -eq $true } | get-queue | Where-Object { $_.MessageCount -gt 10 } | Format-Table -Wrap -AutoSize | out-file -filepath c:\temp\qu.txt 
Start-Sleep -s 10 
$smtpServer = “” 
$msg = new-object Net.Mail.MailMessage 
$att = new-object Net.Mail.Attachment($filename) 
$smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer) 
$msg.From = “” 
$msg.Body = “Please see attached queue log file for queue information” 

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Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:

Can you please clarify. It is only connecting VERBOSE. Is that ok. This will only work when there is a queue right.

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i have attached error message

Please note i am a beginner in powershell
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalCommented:
You can try to use the below script which you can also customize it yourself:

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Authentication Kerberos
Import-PSSession $Session -AllowClobber
Import-Module ActiveDirectory -ErrorAction STOP

While ($true) {
	$Queue = Get-TransportServer |
		ForEach-Object {Get-Queue -Server $_} |
		Where-Object {($_.MessageCount -gt 0) -and ($_.Identity -notlike "*\Poison") -and ($_.Identity -notlike"*\Shadow\*")} |
		Select-Object Identity, Status, MessageCount, NextHopDomain
	$QueueLength = $Queue | Measure-Object MessageCount -Sum | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Sum
	"[$(Get-Date -Format 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss')] Queues found: $($Queue.Count); messages: $($QueueLength)." | Write-Host -ForegroundColor White
	$Subject = ''
	If ($QueueLength -gt 200) {
		$Subject = "Attention Critical Exchange Queue Alert Total Message Queue $QueueLength"
		$Color = 'Red'
	} ElseIf ($QueueLength -gt 100) {
		$Subject = "Attention Warning Exchange Queue Alert Total Message Queue $QueueLength"
		$Color = 'Yellow'
	} ElseIf ($QueueLength -gt 10) {
		$Subject = "Attention Informational Exchange Queue Alert Total Message Queue $QueueLength"
		$Color = 'White'
	If ([string]::IsNullOrEmpty($Subject)) {
		"[$(Get-Date -Format 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss')] Exchange is pretty much idle ..." | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green
	} Else {
		"[$(Get-Date -Format 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss')] $($Subject)" | Write-Host -ForegroundColor $Color
		Send-MailMessage `
			-Subject $Subject `
			-Body $($Queue | ConvertTo-HTML | Out-String) `
			-From "" `
			-To "" `
			-SmtpServer "" `
	Start-Sleep -Seconds 120

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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
I advise you to review your threshold requirement. 10 mails is too low for any mail server. I will set alert, if anything goes about 150-200. Rest, you have tons of script or tools to get the alert. However, remember, if your Exchange server itself having issues, you won't get the alert. Better to use 3rd party tool to monitor your server.
Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
what are some of the tools that can be used for this purpose?
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
ITSM, SCCM, website pulse.

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