Exchange Server 2007: Process tracking log tool

There are many scenarios in Exchange 2007 Server which requires parsing, monitoring, and analyzing Message Tracking logs. For example, in transaction log file and / or Database growth scenarios, Server got hit with spam messages, Looping message scenario, Transport queue backup scenarios, and Server performance scenarios, and many other administrative, monitoring, and troubleshooting scenarios - […]

There are many scenarios in Exchange 2007 Server which requires parsing, monitoring, and analyzing Message Tracking logs. For example, in transaction log file and / or Database growth scenarios, Server got hit with spam messages, Looping message scenario, Transport queue backup scenarios, and Server performance scenarios, and many other administrative, monitoring, and troubleshooting scenarios - it absolutely becomes necessary to review and analyze Message Tracking Logs. The amount of fields and tremendous amount of data present in message tracking logs, and the amount of extremely high messaging traffic that Exchange servers process these days ( i.e. the sheer size of message tracking log files ) makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to analyze these message tracking logs manually. The task is further complicated when you have to review message tracing logs from multiple servers, and especially on a pretty regular basis.

Process Tracking Log tool simplifies these tasks by automating the parsing and analysis of Message tracking logs, and then reporting it back by producing xls or txt output files with meaningful data, which is extremely useful in a lot of Administration, troubleshooting, and monitoring scenarios in Exchange 2007, as discussed above. Besides rich useful data regarding monitoring, administration, and troubleshooting, the tool also provides critical data on End-To-End Delivery Latency Distribution for all Messages Delivered, Server Latency Distribution for all Messages Processed and Server Latency Distribution for all Individual Deliveries. The tool is developed by Todd Luttinen, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and is released with this blog post.

Please note: the attached script is not officially supported by Microsoft. Please see the script for more details!

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