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Test-MRSHealth

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Test-MRSHealth cmdlet to test the health of an instance of the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Test-MRSHealth [-Identity <ServerIdParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-MaxQueueScanAgeSeconds <Int32>] [-MonitoringContext <$true | $false>] [-MRSProxyCredentials <PSCredential>] [-MRSProxyServer <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example tests the health of the Mailbox Replication service on all Mailbox servers.

Get-MailboxServer | Test-MRSHealth

This example tests the health of the Mailbox Replication service on the Mailbox server named MBX01.

Test-MRSHealth MBX01

The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service runs on Mailbox servers. This command ensures that the Mailbox Replication service is running and that it responds to a remote procedure call (RPC) ping check.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mailbox move and migration permissions" section in the Recipients Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

Identity

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ServerIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the server on which to perform the health test. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the server. For example:

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • ExchangeLegacyDN

  • GUID

If you don't specify the server, the command runs on the local server.

MaxQueueScanAgeSeconds

Optional

System.Int32

The MaxQueueScanAgeSeconds parameter specifies the threshold for the last queue scan property. If the time stamp on the last queue scan property is older than the value specified by this parameter, an error event is created that shows the Mailbox Replication service isn't scanning mailbox database queues. The default value is 1800 seconds (30 minutes).

MonitoringContext

Optional

System.Boolean

The MonitoringContext parameter specifies whether to include the associated monitoring events and performance counters in the results. Valid values for this parameter are $true or $false. The default value is $false. If you specify the value $true, the monitoring events and performance counters are included in the command results. Typically, you include the monitoring events and performance counters in the results when the output is passed to MicrosoftSystem Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

MRSProxyCredentials

Optional

System.Management.Automation.PSCredential

The MRSProxyCredentials parameter specifies the credentials that are required for the MRSProxyPingCheck test on the server that's specified by the MRSProxyServer parameter.

This parameter requires you to create a credentials object by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, see Get-Credential.

MRSProxyServer

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The MRSProxyServer parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the target server for the MRSProxyPingCheck test.

The Microsoft Replication proxy service is part of the Mailbox Replication service, and is used for remote mailbox moves. However, the Mailbox Replication proxy service communicates only with the Mailbox Replication service on another server. You can test the Mailbox Replication proxy service in the following ways:

  • If you specify an MRSProxyServer value, and you specify the source server by using the Identity parameter, the test is performed between that server and the target server specified by the MRSProxyServer parameter.

  • If you specify an MRSProxyServer value, and you don't specify a source server by using the Identity parameter, the test is performed between the local server and the target server specified by the MRSProxyServer parameter.

  • If you don't specify an MRSProxyServer value or an Identity value, the test is performed between the Mailbox Replication service and the Mailbox Replication proxy service on the local server.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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