Exchange Server Tools


Very often we are looking for some tools to make Microsoft Exchange Server administration easier for as.
If you don’t know where to find useful tools for Microsoft Exchange Server check this Microsoft Wiki site:

Exchange Server Tools

You can find there many tools to help you designing, planning, managing and reporting with yours Exchange Servers.

Below you can find few of this tools:


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Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool version 2.0


Few days ago, new version of Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool was released.

This tool will help you quick and easy analize Microsoft Outlook profile and mailbox common configuration problems which can cause problems with Outlook.


With Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 you can have detailed report of your current Outlook profile and mailbox. In this report you will find problems found in your profile.
Each problem will have link to KB article where you will find explanation.

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Exchange 2010 datacenter switchover switchback tool


Microsoft released Data Center switchover-switchback tool for Exchange 2010.

This tool is made in … PowerPoint :)

You can run it in your PowerPoint software and it’s designed to help administrators troubleshoot the process to switch Exchange 2010 DataCenter.

When you run it you will find a series of questions that will help you to determine what commands to run and where to run and how to verify them to switchover or switchback your Exchange 2010 DataCenter.

This tool will ask you right questions to get information about yours environment and then you will get right feedback with commands to switchover and switchback Exchange 2010 DataCenter.

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Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 (OCAT)

If one often meets with problems with Microsoft Outlook, we recommend the Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer.
This tool is intended for the diagnosis supported by the Outlook profile, the profile and supported box are analyzed for the presence of common configuration problems that cause the functionality of Outlook.

The result of Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer is a detailed report containing information on the box and the profile of which highlighted the problems found in current configuration.

OCAT works with Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, both versions of the 32 bit and 64 bit.
Microsoft recently released a new version 2.0 in the OCAT added functionality such as:

  • automatic update of the rules – if Microsoft published the new rule will be informing of the incompatibility of certain settings, it is automatically downloaded
  • automatic update tool
  • built-in tool CalCheck
  • Improved support for Outlook 2003
  • the ability to run the tool in cmd: OCATcmd.exe

OCAT can be downloaded here: Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0


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Outlook Calendar Checking Tool (CalCheck) new version

Released a new version (1.3) Checking Tool Outlook Calendar – CalCheck.

This tool can be successfully used to validate the entries – each entry is checked, the power, accuracy of information publishing free / busy calendar and activities in Outlook.

Check it must be located on the Exchange Server 2003, 2007 or 2010.
The tool works with Microsoft Outlook 2003 – 2010.

Once installed, run cmd and type the appropriate command syntax CalCheck:

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OutlookTools good tool to configure settings

If someone needs a nice free tool to configure settings for Microsoft Outlook, not knowing where to find the settings we recommend OutlookTools utility.
They can be downloaded from:

With the graphical interface of this tool, we can make modifications in Outlook, which normally we would do in the Windows registry or in the settings of the Outlook.

This tool enables us, inter alia:

  • easy access to Outlook settings
  • change the folder where the data is stored in Outlook
  • configured to run Outlook with various switches, which we wrote here: Outlook – switches
  • unlocking attachments
  • Setting a new message alerts
  • a few other things

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White Space Viewer GUI

On the website we can find utility that can show us in graphical mode information on the amount of whitespace available to the Exchange databases.

Whitespace – is the amount of available free space in the Exchange database. Edb, which can be used by the mailbox located at the base will be enlarged until the entire database file. Edb mailboxes because of the increase.

So if we remove the mailbox at the base or deleted emails are in the database after a specified period is defined in the settings of the Exchange database, the deleted data is permanently deleted from the database or file. Edb. Unfortunately, the. Edb itself is not reduced only retains its size, such as he had, and will appear in the free space (whitespace), which will first be used to create new mailboxes in the database or from growing the current boxes. This allows the database file itself. EDB will increase its size until the database is available space whitespace.

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