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Test-Monitor Web Service Connectivity Issues Using PowerShell

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cmdlet: Test-WebServicesConnectivity

Description: Use this cmdlet to test the connectivity to Exchange Web Services virtual directory. This cmdlet works for Exchange server 2010. For Exchange 2013 or later, please use Get-serverhealth cmdlet.


When you use this cmdlet for the first time, you need a test user. Create a test user, using this command:

1 & $env:ExchangeInstallPath\Scripts\New-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1

Results returned by the cmdlet include:

  1. Source: Name of the source server.
  2. ServiceEndpoint: Name of the destination server.
  3. Scenario: Details of the operations that are tested. Values are Autodiscover: SOAP, Provider and EWS: GetFolder (full mode) or EWS: ConvertID (light mode).
  4. Result: Success or *FAILURE*.
  5. Latency(MS): The time taken, in milliseconds, to complete the test

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Steps to generate Web Service Connectivity report in Exchange Reporter Plus:

    • Go to the Monitoring tab.
    • Navigate to Server Monitoring > Web Service Connectivity in the left pane.
    • Enter the Period for which the data must be shown.
    • Select the view of the report. (Summary, default or custom view).


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