ExMon: A Free Exchange Tool for Monitoring Individual Users!

The newest Administrative tool from Microsoft is a great utility for monitoring real-time usage, determines client patterns of usage, and helps in future planning for Exchange Server. Exmon gathers client information such as:

  • Client IP Address
  • Outlook version and mode (Cached, classic, and online)
  • Resource Usage (CPU, latency counters and network)
  • Client side data

You can display the information by user (aggregates data about clients affect on server resources).Display the information by version (aggregates data by client version, measure overall load by MAPI clients.) Finally, you can display the information by client (aggregates data to enumerate user experience). Use ExMon to see how those clients are affecting your Exchange Server by checking the mentioned items above. You can also see how Server performance affects the client’s experience. You can collect data directly with ExMon or using System Monitor (which allows you to schedule ExMon), or by using the command line tools. Some features for monitoring are not available in Exchange 2003 such as unsolicited email from the internet, use of POP or IMAP4, and mobile device traffic. Exmon is a great tool for monitoring the affect of client on the Exchange Server as well as the effect of the server on the user. Download the utility directly from Microsoft by following this link Exchange Server User Monitor .

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