Exchange 2013 Messsage Tracking “Console”

Exchange 2013 lacks the traditional Exchange Management Console that you are probably familiar with, and with it went the message tracking console that many administrators relied on to troubleshoot mail flow problems.  Sure there is now the Delivery Reports tool in the web Exchange Control Panel, but it’s just not quite the same, especially since it limits you to searching within a specific mailbox.

ECP Mail Flow

Luckily there is something similar to the Message Tracking Center in Powershell.

Get-MessageTrackingLog -ResultSize Unlimited -Start "January 1 2014" | Out-GridView

Run this from a Powershell prompt and this will launch a Powershell Gridview where you can quickly and easily filter through the data, including the stuff not shown in the Web ECP.

PS Message Tracking