Free monitoring tool for Exchange 2000/2003

Solarwinds has a new free monitoring tool available on the website, the Exchange Monitor 1.0. This sound great, so I’ve installed it in a test environment.

Requirements:
Operating System Select a 32-bit or 64-bit edition of one of the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008

 
.NET Framework Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Hard Drive space 10MB
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003
Exchange Server Credentials Administrator-level access to the Microsoft Exchange Server
 

Ports Open the following ports to and from the Exchange Server:
135/tcp
445/tcp

       

       

Fill in the Exchange server for the Solarwinds Monitor. In our example its: srv01.e2k3.local.

PressOK

   

The first looks are great…..but let’s do some little test to wath the real monitoring! We are going to stop the Exchange Information Store manualy.

   

Great job, the monitoring tool gives a critical warning as you can see. The Exchange Information Store is not running any more…

This is realy a nice free tool to monitor the baseline information for your Exchange 2000 of 2003 environment. Can’t wait for the Exchange 2007 version 😉

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