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IIS/OWA session monitoring RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to monitor OWA-sessions? Like username and logon-time? Or are we supposed to use Operations Manager?
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:45 AM

Answers

  • The main tool for showing this - Bitrunes Exinsight, is dead. It hasn't been updated for some time and will fail to connect to a modern Exchange 2007 system as it was version dependant.

    If you don't want real time results, then a good IIS log processing tool will give you the information. It will show you who logged in and when. I have used the Free version of SmarterStats with good success in the past.

    If you can find a tool that does real time monitoring of IIS (the fact that you are monitoring Exchange doesn't matter) then that will give you the information that you need, as that is all OWA is - an IIS session.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources
    • Proposed as answer by emma.yoyo Monday, October 25, 2010 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:35 AM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 11:33 PM

All replies

  • Hi Ed-man,

    Which version of Exchange server do you use? Exchange 2003 or 2007?

    If you are running Exchange 2003,you can check the Logons under Mailbox Store.

    If you are running Exchange 2007,please see this similar post:

    Exchange 2007 Active-Sync & OWA login details‏

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/072e3496-6ef7-486d-9787-8816103192e0


    Frank Wang
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:34 AM
  • Hi Amit,

    We baked something like this:

    Get-LogonStatistics -server mailboxservername | where{$_.ClientVersion -eq "HTTP"} | select UserName,ClientVersion

    It's not all we're looking for, and this is for Exchange 2007. I noticed  some different results for 2010 (more useful as it shows ApplicationID: OWA

    Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:18 PM
  • Hi Ed-man,

    From the Technet:

    "you may see few or no logon statistics for Outlook Web App, even if users are logged on with this client. "

    Get-LogonStatistics
    So you should use 3rd party software as Amit said.

    Frank Wang
    Friday, October 22, 2010 7:13 AM
  • The main tool for showing this - Bitrunes Exinsight, is dead. It hasn't been updated for some time and will fail to connect to a modern Exchange 2007 system as it was version dependant.

    If you don't want real time results, then a good IIS log processing tool will give you the information. It will show you who logged in and when. I have used the Free version of SmarterStats with good success in the past.

    If you can find a tool that does real time monitoring of IIS (the fact that you are monitoring Exchange doesn't matter) then that will give you the information that you need, as that is all OWA is - an IIS session.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources
    • Proposed as answer by emma.yoyo Monday, October 25, 2010 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:35 AM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 11:33 PM