O-Xchange Notes from the Field!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

How to test Exchange search for Outlook user in online mode

This test is for online mode users only. Cache mode users use windows desktop search to search mail
 
use the command below to test exchange search on the server for a specific user
 
Test-Exchangesearch -id user@contoso.com
 
if test returns true, indexing is working fine. if false, then indexing needs to be reset with powershell or manually by restarting MS Exchange search service
 
OR
 
test against a mailbox database by typing
 
Test-ExchangeSearch -MailboxDatabase "databasename" -indexingtimeout 30