Test-ExchangeSearch

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange. Use the Test-ExchangeSearch cmdlet to test that Exchange Search is currently enabled and is indexing new email messages in a timely manner. For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

Test-ExchangeSearch
    [[-Identity] <MailboxIdParameter>]
    [-Archive]
    [-Confirm]
    [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
    [-IndexingTimeoutInSeconds <Int32>]
    [-MonitoringContext]
    [-WhatIf]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Test-ExchangeSearch
    [-Confirm]
    [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
    [-IndexingTimeoutInSeconds <Int32>]
    [-MailboxDatabase <DatabaseIdParameter>]
    [-MonitoringContext]
    [-WhatIf]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Test-ExchangeSearch
    [-Confirm]
    [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
    [-IndexingTimeoutInSeconds <Int32>]
    [-MonitoringContext]
    [-Server <ServerIdParameter>]
    [-WhatIf]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Test-ExchangeSearch cmdlet creates a hidden message and an attachment in the specified mailbox that's visible only to Exchange Search. The command waits for the message to be indexed and then searches for the content. It reports success or failure depending on whether the message is found after the interval set in the IndexingTimeoutInSeconds parameter has elapsed.

You can use the Verbose switch to get detailed information about each step performed by the cmdlet as part of the test.

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 --------------------------

Test-ExchangeSearch -Identity john@contoso.com

This example tests Exchange Search results for the mailbox database on which the specified mailbox resides.

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

Test-ExchangeSearch -Identity john@contoso.com -Verbose

This example tests Exchange Search results for the mailbox database on which the specified mailbox resides. The Verbose switch is used to display detailed information.

Optional Parameters

-Archive

The Archive switch specifies that the test be run against the archive mailbox for the mailbox user specified in the Identity parameter. When the Archive switch is used, you must also use the Identity parameter to specify the 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
-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
-DomainController

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
-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox that you want to test Exchange Search against.

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
-IndexingTimeoutInSeconds

The IndexingTimeoutInSeconds parameter specifies, in seconds, the maximum amount of time to wait between adding the new email message to the test mailbox and waiting for it to be returned in a search result. The default value is 120 seconds. If this parameter isn't specified, the default interval is used.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-MailboxDatabase

This parameter is available or functional only in Exchange Server 2010 and 2013.

The MailboxDatabase parameter specifies the mailbox database to test Exchange Search against. The MailboxDatabase and Identity parameters can't be used together.

Type:DatabaseIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-MonitoringContext

The MonitoringContext switch includes the associated monitoring events and performance counters in the results. Typically, you include the monitoring events and performance counters in the results when the output is passed to Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

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
-Server

This parameter is available or functional only in Exchange Server 2010 and 2013.

The Server parameter specifies the Exchange server for the recipient that you want to test Exchange Search against.

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

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.