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User targeted Rule types? RRS feed

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  • I am attempting to create a rule that basically edits the existing "Active Mailbox Delivery Queue Length" rule and gives me a user targeted result as opposed to the default total result. I'm not sure if this is the best way to do this or not, but it is all I have come up with. However, when creating the rule I do not have the option to select anything but computer (when I want to select user) in the "Object Types Dialog Box." Can anyone shed some light on what I am missing, or if this is even possible? Thanks.
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 3:00 AM

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  • Hi

    You can only target classes \ objects that exist and individual mailbox information is not discovered. The Active Mailbox Delivery Queue length is (I think) a collection rule against each exchange 2007 role e.g:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb217663(EXCHG.80).aspx

    This is just getting info from Perfmon - if you look at the rule itself (double click on it, go to confguration and click on the view data source button, you'll see this). As such, the perfmon counters exist at the server level and not user level.

    Hope it helps - apologies if I have misunderstood.

    Cheers

    Graham


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    • Proposed as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, May 28, 2010 3:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zman0001 Friday, May 28, 2010 6:41 AM
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:24 AM
  • Thanks Graham, this is basically what I thought. Any ideas on how (or if) to monitor individual mailboxes and trigger an alert if any individual mailbox exceeds like 25 messages in the queue? The point of this being to try to catch spammers or compromised internal accounts. I'd appreciate any insight you might have. Thanks.

     

    Zach

    Friday, May 28, 2010 4:46 AM
  • Hi Zach

    OpsMgr isn't really designed for individual user mailbox monitoring \ reporting. For exchange 2007, there are some reports around Top N mailboxes which may be of use. Or if you have a powershell command to return queue length by sender then we can look to plug that into OpsMgr. This might help:

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/exchange-2007-message-queues.html

    If you are looking at detailed mailbox information for alerting \ reporting then Quest MessageStats or Sirana AppAnalyser are more suitable tools.

    Cheers

    Graham


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    • Marked as answer by Zman0001 Friday, May 28, 2010 6:41 AM
    Friday, May 28, 2010 6:19 AM