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Outlook Healt and printers RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,
    I have new questions, I hope your help, thanks,
    I want to know if it's possible to check the healt or create rules for Outlook, check the healt of pst archive, etc. Is there a management pack for this?
    The second question is, it's possible to check the state of my printers?

    Regards
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:36 PM

Answers

  • The mailbox size you monitor on the server side, not on the client side. It is the same for printers, monitor it on the print server. There is a print server MP that you could check. Also the exchange MP will provide you with reports for mailbox sizes.
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:51 PM
  • No activity for 30 days, will mark as answer now. Feel free to re-open it. Thanks
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at http://www.contoso.se
    Sunday, December 26, 2010 7:23 PM

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  • There is no catalog MP for outlook, but if you know what logic or events are required to watch for what you want, you should be able to make a management pack watch for events, etc. 

    Printer status is also one of those areas that "wake people up when there is an alert" is an anti-ask, so you don't see catalog management packs do this.  Where I work, when the printer is out of paper, the people using the printer refill it.  If it stops working, they call the repair person.  It pretty much is self monitoring in that regard.

    If you are a bank, printing money or payroll checks, or newspaper, etc - might be more important, and again, if you know how to check for what you want to check for, and you can get an agent to execute your logic, you could write a management pack that does it.
    Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:32 PM
  • How Could I do it?
    For example in Outlook, if Inbox is about 700mb, show an alert.
    For printers, for example if the ink level is under 10% or somenthing like that?
    Is it possible?
    Regards and thanks for the answer

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:56 PM
  • The mailbox size you monitor on the server side, not on the client side. It is the same for printers, monitor it on the print server. There is a print server MP that you could check. Also the exchange MP will provide you with reports for mailbox sizes.
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft MVP - Operations Manager | http://www.contoso.se
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:51 PM
  • No activity for 30 days, will mark as answer now. Feel free to re-open it. Thanks
    Anders Bengtsson | Microsoft PFE | blog at http://www.contoso.se
    Sunday, December 26, 2010 7:23 PM