WMI PowerShell for Exchange 2003

As a quick follow-up for the Exchange 2000/2003 PowerShell post here are a few additional references.

TechNet Script Center has a good article on WMI classes available:

To use a class in PowerShell use Get-WMIObject. For example, to get queue information run:

Get-WmiObject -ComputerName YourExchangeServer -Class Exchange_Queue

Or if you are running the script locally on Exchange server just:

Get-WmiObject -Class Exchange_Queue

To add a node with Exchange 2003 queues to PowerGUI:

  1. In PowerGUI, right-click the folder where you want to add it, and click New / Node on the shortcut menu.
  2. Type in the name you want the node to have (e.g. Exchange Queues)
  3. Pick Get-WmiObject from the Command drop-down list.
  4. Type the actual class as the Class parameter (e.g. Exchange_Queue)
  5. If running remotely, specify the Exchange server name as the Computer Name:

Adding WMI Exchange 2003 Node to PowerGUI

As result you will get a UI like the one Nicolas created for his Exchange 2003 environment.

Here’s a list of WMI classes available (linked to their respective MSDN pages):

ExchangeClusterResource Class
ExchangeConnectorState Class
ExchangeLink Class
ExchangeQueue Class
ExchangeServerState Class
Exchange_DSAccessDC Class
Exchange_FolderTree Class
Exchange_Link Class
Exchange_Logon Class
Exchange_Mailbox Class
Exchange_MessageTrackingEntry Class
Exchange_PublicFolder Class
Exchange_Queue Class
Exchange_QueueCacheReloadEvent Class
Exchange_QueuedMessage Class
Exchange_QueuedSMTPMessage Class
Exchange_QueuedX400Message Class
Exchange_QueueSMTPVirtualServer Class
Exchange_QueueVirtualServer Class
Exchange_QueueX400VirtualServer Class
Exchange_ScheduleInterval Class
Exchange_Server Class
Exchange_SMTPLink Class
Exchange_SMTPQueue Class
Exchange_X400Link Class
Exchange_X400Queue Class

Note that they will not work for Exchange 2007. WMI is no longer supported there but the good news that PowerShell provides you much more.

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September 2007

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