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Exchange_Server Class

Exchange Server 2003

Exchange_Server Class

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Instances of the Exchange_Server WMI class provide properties and methods for working with Exchange servers.




The ExchangeServerProvider supplies instances of the Exchange_Server class.


The Exchange_Server class extends the CIM_LogicalElement class.




Property Description
FQDN Property
[key, read] string FQDN;

The FQDN property indicates the fully qualified domain name of the computer running Microsoft® Exchange server.

AdministrativeGroup Property
[read] string AdministrativeGroup;

The AdministrativeGroup property indicates the name of the Exchange 2000 administrator group to which the server belongs.

AdministrativeNote Property
 write] string AdministrativeNote;

The AdministrativeNote property specifies the administrative note for the server.

CreationTime Property
[read] datetime CreationTime;

The CreationTime property indicates when the Microsoft Active Directory® object was created.

DN Property
[read] string DN;

The DN property indicates the distinguished name attribute on the server object in Active Directory.

ExchangeVersion Property
[read] string ExchangeVersion;

The ExchangeVersion property indicates the product version information, including build and service pack number.

GUID Property
[read] string GUID;

The GUID property indicates the globally unique identifier (GUID) attribute of the server object in Active Directory.

IsFrontEndServer Property
[read] boolean IsFrontEndServer;

The IsFrontEndServer property indicates whether the server is a front-end server.

LastModificationTime Property
[read] datetime LastModificationTime;

The LastModificationTime property indicates when the Active Directory object was last modified.

MessageTrackingEnabled Property
[read] boolean MessageTrackingEnabled;

The MessageTrackingEnabled property indicates whether message tracking is enabled on the server.

MessageTrackingLogFileLifetime Property
 Units("days")] uint32 MessageTrackingLogFileLifetime;

The MessageTrackingLogFileLifetime property specifies how long message tracking logs are to be kept.

MessageTrackingLogFilePath Property
[read] string MessageTrackingLogFilePath;

The MessageTrackingLogFilePath property indicates the location where message tracking logs are stored.

MonitoringEnabled Property
 write] boolean MonitoringEnabled;

The MonitoringEnabled property specifies whether monitoring is enabled on the server.

MTADataPath Property
[read] string MTADataPath;

The MTADataPath property indicates the location of the MTA queue files.

Name Property
 Override("Name")] string Name = NULL;

The Name property indicates the Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) name of the computer running Exchange server.

RoutingGroup Property
[read] string RoutingGroup;

The RoutingGroup property indicates the name of the Exchange 2000 routing group to which the server belongs.

SubjectLoggingEnabled Property
 write] boolean SubjectLoggingEnabled;

The SubjectLoggingEnabled property controls whether message subjects are included in message tracking logs. It also controls whether subjects are displayed in the queue viewer.

Type Property
 Values{"Standard", "Enterprise",
 ValueMap{"0", "1", "2"}] uint8 Type;

The Type property indicates the server type.


Method Description
EnableMessageTracking Method
[implemented] void EnableMessageTracking(
  [IN] boolean MessageTrackingEnabled, 
   OPTIONAL] string MessageTrackingLogFilePath);

The EnableMessageTracking method controls whether Exchange records message transfers so that messages can be tracked.

MoveMTAData Method
[implemented] void MoveMTAData(
  [IN] string MTADataPath, 
   OPTIONAL] boolean StopOnError = TRUE);

The MoveMTAData method moves the MTA message queue files to a new directory. This does not move other MTA support files, only the queues.


This class has no associations.

VBScript Example

The following example shows how to retrieve a list of Exchange_Server instances, and how to retrieve all the associated properties.

' Purpose:   Display each Exchange_Server found for Exchange server,
'            and show all properties on the Exchange_Server
'            objects
' Change:    cComputerName [string] the computer to access
' Output:    Displays the name of each Exchange_Server and properties

On Error Resume Next
Dim cComputerName
Const cWMINameSpace = "root/MicrosoftExchangeV2"
Const cWMIInstance = "Exchange_Server"
cComputerName = "MyComputerNETBIOSName"

Dim strWinMgmts		' Connection string for WMI
Dim objWMIExchange	' Exchange Namespace WMI object
Dim listExchange_Servers	' ExchangeLogons collection
Dim objExchange_Server		' A single ExchangeLogon WMI object

' Create the object string, indicating WMI (winmgmts), using the
' current user credentials (impersonationLevel=impersonate),
' on the computer specified in the constant cComputerName, and
' using the CIM namespace for the Exchange provider.
strWinMgmts = "winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!//"& _
Set objWMIExchange =  GetObject(strWinMgmts)
' Verify we were able to correctly set the object.
If Err.Number <> 0 Then
  WScript.Echo "ERROR: Unable to connect to the WMI namespace."
  ' The Resources that currently exist appear as a list of
  ' Exchange_Server instances in the Exchange namespace.
  Set listExchange_Servers = objWMIExchange.InstancesOf(cWMIInstance)
  ' Were any Exchange_Server Instances returned?
  If (listExchange_Servers.count > 0) Then
    ' If yes, do the following:
    ' Iterate through the list of Exchange_Server objects.
    For Each objExchange_Server in listExchange_Servers
       ' Display the value of the AdministrativeGroup property.
       WScript.echo "AdministrativeGroup      = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.AdministrativeGroup)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the AdministrativeNote property.
       WScript.echo "AdministrativeNote       = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.AdministrativeNote)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the CreationTime property.
       WScript.echo "CreationTime             = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.CreationTime)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the DN property.
       WScript.echo "DN                       = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.DN)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the ExchangeVersion property.
       WScript.echo "ExchangeVersion          = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.ExchangeVersion)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the FQDN property.
       WScript.echo "FQDN                     = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.FQDN)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the GUID property.
       WScript.echo "GUID                     = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.GUID)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the IsFrontEndServer property.
       WScript.echo "IsFrontEndServer         = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.IsFrontEndServer)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the LastModificationTime property.
       WScript.echo "LastModificationTime     = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.LastModificationTime)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the MessageTrackingEnabled property.
       WScript.echo "MessageTrackingEnabled   = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.MessageTrackingEnabled)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the MessageTrackingLogFileLifetime property.
       WScript.echo "MessageTrackingLogFileLifetime= "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.MessageTrackingLogFileLifetime)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the MessageTrackingLogFilePath property.
       WScript.echo "MessageTrackingLogFilePath= "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.MessageTrackingLogFilePath)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the MonitoringEnabled property.
       WScript.echo "MonitoringEnabled        = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.MonitoringEnabled)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the MTADataPath property.
       WScript.echo "MTADataPath              = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.MTADataPath)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the Name property.
       WScript.echo "Name                     = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.Name)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the RoutingGroup property.
       WScript.echo "RoutingGroup             = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.RoutingGroup)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the SubjectLoggingEnabled property.
       WScript.echo "SubjectLoggingEnabled    = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.SubjectLoggingEnabled)&"] "& _
       ' Display the value of the Type property.
       WScript.echo "Type                     = "& _
        " ["&TypeName(objExchange_Server.Type)&"] "& _
    ' If no Exchange_Server instances were returned,
    ' display that.
    WScript.Echo "WARNING: No Exchange_Server instances were returned."
  End If
End If

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