ManageEngine Exchange Reporter Plus is a web-based analysis and reporting solution for Microsoft Exchange Server that provides profound insights on your organization's Exchange infrastructure.
Not just plain reporting for vigilance, but this solution offers mail traffic statistics & analysis, mailbox sizes, growth rates, server usage pattern and similar other data using which an administrator can take informed decisions to optimize the efficiency of the organization's Exchange setup. Just one look at these reports and an administrator comes to know what is to be done next.
In other terms, Exchange Reporter Plus is an encapsulation of the "analysis and supervision" required on behalf of an Exchange administrator to manage email communication infrastructure efficiently.
Exchange Reports are grouped under the following categories:
This section briefs on how to get started with Exchange Reporter Plus.
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|Exchange Server Version||Software requirement|
|Exchange Server 2003||Exchange System Manager (ESM) is required. ESM is compatible only with 32 bit machines. Install the product on a 32 bit system where ESM is installed.|
|Exchange Server 2007||Exchange Management Shell is needed. Install Exchange Management Shell in the same system where Exchange Reporter Plus is installed.|
Supported Exchange Servers
Exchange Reporter Plus requires an account to access resources like Active Directory, Exchange Servers, Mailboxes and Public Folders. The account shall have administrative rights on the product and can be referred to as ‘ERP Admin Account’. The user credential provided should satisfy the following criteria.
The ERP Admin Account must be a member of the following group.
Message Tracking Logs (E-Mail traffic reports)
The ERP Admin Account must at least grant read-only permission on the following directories:
IIS Logs (Outlook Web-Access reports & Active Sync Reports)
The ERP Admin Account must at least grant read-only premission on the following directories:
MAPI Profile: (Only for Mailbox Content & Public Folder Content Reports)
To install ManageEngine Exchange Reporter Plus,
ManageEngine Exchange Reporter Plus
Once Exchange Reporter Plus is installed, an Exchange organization should be added to proceed with the working. The credentials provided here will be used for all data gathering tasks by default.
To start Exchange Reporter Plus in console mode, click the Desktop Icon of Exchange Reporter Plus from the machine where it is installed.
It can also be started from:
Running Exchange Reporter Plus as a Service:
Installing "Exchange Reporter Plus Service":
Exchange Reporter Plus Install
When you install "Exchange Reporter Plus Service" it will invoke the following User Interface. Please provide the credentials of a user who has the administrative privileges on the local machine where the product is installed.
Once the "Exchange Reporter Plus Service" is installed you can start the product as "Windows service". When Exchange Reporter Plus is started in Windows XP / Windows 2003 machines with firewall enabled, Windows may pop up security alerts asking whether to block or unblock the following program as shown in the images below:
Exchange Reporter Plus Alert
Unblock this program to start Exchange Reporter Plus.
To access the product, open a Web browser and type “http://<hostname>:<port number>“ in the address bar.
Here the "hostname" refers to the DNS name of the machine where Exchange Reporter Plus is running and the "port number" is the port at which Exchange Reporter Plus is running. The default port number is"8181" which can be changed during installation or from the Connection settings of the product.
Note: If the product runs in a console mode you can invoke the product client from system tray icon as well.
Start -->> Programs -->> Exchange Reporter Plus -->>Stop Exchange Reporter Plus.
Note: If the product runs in a console mode you can stop the product from system tray icon as well.