Monitoring Exchange client logons

Closely monitor the activity of your Exchange server with this tip from Adesh Rampat.

Monitoring Exchange client logons
Adesh Rampat

Carefully monitoring the activity of your Exchange server can help prevent future performance problems. This tip describes some ways to monitor your server. We want to have as many Exchange tips as we can get; they help all searchWin2000 members. You can send us your own tip easily by following this link.


At times it may become necessary for the network administrator to monitor the number of clients logged on to the Exchange Server. An administrator can monitor client logons by doing the following:

  • In performance monitor, click on the + button to add an object

  • Select MSExchange IS Private | Client logons and then click Add.

Performing the above procedure can chart the number of client logons.

If the network administrator wants to see how many people are connected to the Exchange Server at any given time the following procedure can be performed:

  • In Exchange Administrator go to the server object

  • Open the server and private information store; click on logons.

The right-pane displays all information about the account used to log on and the necessary logon information.


Adesh Rampat has 10 years experience with network and IT administration. He is a member of the Association of Internet Professionals, the Institute for Network Professionals and the International Webmasters Association. He has also lectured extensively on a variety of topics.

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Related Book

Exchange 2000 Server Administration : A Beginner's Guide
Author : Bill English and Nick Cavalancia
Publisher : Osborne
Published : Mar 2001
Summary :
Implement and manage Microsoft's leading messaging and collaboration system using this instructive guide. You'll quickly learn everything you need to deploy and administer the system effectively, and learn about migration and coexistence with Exchange 5.5 Server. If you are a Windows administrator new to Exchange 2000 Server, this is the book for you.


This was first published in July 2001

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