Monitoring Exchange 2003 IMF and RDNS Black Lists with WMI

Normally it isn’t easy to get SPAM stats out of Exchange 2003 for the Intelligent Message Filter (IMF). You know it is working but really have no idea what amount of email it is stopping from delivery. WMI to the rescue! There is an object “Win32_PerfFormattedData_MSExchangeUCF_MSExchangeIntelligentMessageFilter” in the \root\cimv2 space that has a great list …

Can Server Performance Advisor provide a monitoring option?

A few months ago we started investigating if Microsoft’s free Server Performance Advisor, SPA, could be used as an adequate server monitoring architecture. After much fiddling around with permissions and the like in a multiple server setup – it actually worked – for a while. First, the permissions issue: In a multiple server setup where …