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Connect to a server in Queue Viewer


Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03

When you use Queue Viewer in the Exchange Toolbox on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 server that's located inside the Exchange organization, you can connect to other Mailbox servers. By default, when you open Queue View on a Mailbox server, Queue Viewer connects to the queue database on the local server. However, you can start more than one instance of Queue Viewer so that each instance focuses on a different server. You can also tile Queue Viewer windows so you can easily monitor more than one Mailbox server at a time.

You can also specify the server that Remote PowerShell uses to perform the specified tasks in Queue Viewer. This server doesn’t need to match the remote server you're managing in Queue Viewer.

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Queues" entry in the Mail flow permissions topic.

  • The procedures in this topic don't apply to Edge Transport servers. When you use Queue Viewer on an Edge Transport server, you can't change the focus of the tool.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 > Exchange Toolbox.

  2. In the Mail flow tools section, double-click Queue Viewer.

  3. In the action pane, click Connect to server.

  4. In the Connect to Server window, click Browse to view a list of the available Mailbox servers.

  5. In the Select Exchange Server window, select a Mailbox server. To search for a Mailbox server, use one of the following procedures:

    • Enter the exact server name or the first few letters of the server name in the Search field, and then click Find Now. Select a server from the result pane.

    • Select the View menu, and then click Show Filter. In the Name column or Version column, click the filter icon, and then select the filter operator. Type the filter criteria in the Enter text here field. Press ENTER. Select a server from the result pane.

  6. Click OK to close the Select Exchange Server window.

  7. After you select a server, in the Connect to server window, select the Set as default server check box if you want Queue Viewer to focus on this server first whenever Queue Viewer is opened.

  8. In the Connect to server window, click Connect.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 > Exchange Toolbox.

  2. In the Mail flow tools section, double-click Queue Viewer.

  3. In the action pane, click Properties.

  4. In the Queue Viewer - <server name> Properties dialog box, select one of the following options:

    • Connect to the automatically selected server   Select this option to automatically connect to the server where you're managing queues to run Remote PowerShell.

    • Specify a server to connect to   Select this option to specify a server to run Remote PowerShell. If you select this option, click Browse to open the Select Exchange Server dialog box. Select the server where you want to run Remote PowerShell, and then click OK.

You should be able to manage the queues on the Mailbox server you specified.

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