Search-MessageTrackingReport

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange. Use the Search-MessageTrackingReport cmdlet to find the unique message tracking report based on the search criteria provided. You can then pass this message tracking report ID to the Get-MessageTrackingReport cmdlet to get full message tracking information. For more information, see Get-MessageTrackingReport. The message tracking report cmdlets are used by the delivery reports feature. In Exchange Online, delivery reports has been replaced by message trace (the Get-MessageTrace and Get-MessageTraceDetail cmdlets). For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

Search-MessageTrackingReport
      [-Identity] <MailboxIdParameter>
      -Sender <SmtpAddress>
      [-BypassDelegateChecking]
      [-Confirm]
      [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
      [-DoNotResolve]
      [-MessageEntryId <String>]
      [-MessageId <String>]
      [-ResultSize <Unlimited>]
      [-Subject <String>]
      [-TraceLevel <Low | Medium | High>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Search-MessageTrackingReport
      [-Identity] <MailboxIdParameter>
      [-BypassDelegateChecking]
      [-Confirm]
      [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
      [-DoNotResolve]
      [-MessageEntryId <String>]
      [-MessageId <String>]
      [-Recipients <SmtpAddress[]>]
      [-ResultSize <Unlimited>]
      [-Subject <String>]
      [-TraceLevel <Low | Medium | High>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt432940.aspx).

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Search-MessageTrackingReport -Identity "David Jones" -Recipients "wendy@contoso.com"

This example searches the message tracking report for messages sent from one user to another. This example returns the message tracking report for a message that David Jones sent to Wendy Richardson.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

Search-MessageTrackingReport -Identity "Cigdem Akin" -Sender "joe@contoso.com" -BypassDelegateChecking -DoNotResolve

This example searches the message tracking report for the following scenario: The user Cigdem Akin was expecting an email message from joe@contoso.com that never arrived. She contacted the Help desk, which needs to generate the message tracking report on behalf of Cigdem and doesn't need to see the display names.

This example returns the message tracking reports that the Help desk can analyze to resolve the issue.

Required Parameters

-Identity

The Identity parameter scopes the search to the specified mailbox. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

When you use this parameter without the Sender parameter, the specified mailbox is the message sender that's used in the search. You can specify the recipients by using the Recipients parameter.

When you use this parameter with the Sender parameter, the specified mailbox is message recipient that's used in the search.

Type:MailboxIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Sender

The Sender parameter specifies the email address of the message sender for messages that are sent to the mailbox that's specified by the Identity parameter.

You need to use this parameter with the Identity parameter.

Type:SmtpAddress
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online

Optional Parameters

-BypassDelegateChecking

The BypassDelegateChecking switch allows Help desk staff and administrators to track messages for any user. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

By default, users can only track messages that they send or receive from their own mailbox.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Confirm

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.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-DoNotResolve

The DoNotResolve switch specifies whether to prevent the resolution of email addresses to display names. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Using this switch improves performance, but the lack of display names might make the results more difficult to interpret.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-DomainController

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

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.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-MessageEntryId

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-MessageId

The MessageId parameter filters the results by the Message-ID header field of the message. This value is also known as the Client ID. The format of the Message-ID depends on the messaging server that sent the message. The value should be unique for each message. However, not all messaging servers create values for the Message-ID in the same way. Be sure to include the full Message ID string. This may include angle brackets.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Recipients

The Recipients parameter filters the results by the email addresses of the specified recipients. You can specify multiple email addresses separated by commas.

You can't use this parameter with the Sender parameter.

Type:SmtpAddress[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-ResultSize

The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all requests that match the query, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.

Type:Unlimited
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Subject

The Subject parameter searches for messages with the specified Subject field value. If the value contains spaces, enclosed the value in quotation marks.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-TraceLevel

The TraceLevel parameter specifies the details to include in the results. Valid values are:

  • Low: Minimal additional data is returned, including servers that were accessed, timing, message tracking search result counts, and any error information.

  • Medium: In addition to all the data returned for the Low setting, the actual message tracking search results are also returned.

  • High: Full diagnostic data is returned.

You only need to use this parameter for troubleshooting message tracking issues.

Type:Low | Medium | High
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-WhatIf

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.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.