MS Exchange 2010: Mailbox Repair

PowerShell snippet to initiate repair

# set user alias or email addresses here:

foreach ($user in $userAliases){
New-MailboxRepairRequest -Mailbox $user -CorruptionType ProvisionedFolder,SearchFolder,AggregateCounts,Folderview

PowerShell command to monitor progress:

# This command doesn't work
# Get-MailboxRepairRequest -Mailbox $userAlias | Format-List

Use Event Viewer to monitor progress:

Eventvwr.exe > Action > Create Custom View > select “By Source > select “MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store” > Event IDs = 10044,10045,01146,10047,10048,10049,10050,10051,10059,10062 > OK

Give this Custom View a name such as “Get-MailboxRepairRequest” > OK

Navigate to Event Viewer > Custom Views > click on Get-MailboxRepairRequest > check for Event ID 10048 to signify a successful completion of a mailbox repair job

Events IDs:

  • 10047 A mailbox-level repair request started
  • 10064 A Public Folder repair request started
  • 10048 The repair request successfully completed
  • 10050 The mailbox repair request task skipped a mailbox
  • 10059 A database-level repair request started
  • 10062 Corruption was detected

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