MS Exchange 2010 – How to View Mailbox Properties

Taken from Microsoft – the Exchange 2010 management console has removed the ability to view mailbox stats (such as Size and Items) from the GUI. You now need to run a PowerShell script as described below.

Also, note you need to run the Exchange Management Shell, not the regular Powershell

You can use the Get-MailboxStatistics cmdlet to obtain information about a mailbox, such as the size of the mailbox, the number of messages it contains, and the last time it was accessed. In addition, you can get the move history or a move report of a completed move request.


Get-MailboxStatistics -Identity[-Archive] [-DomainController] [-IncludeMoveHistory] [-IncludeMoveReport]

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database[-DomainController]

Get-MailboxStatistics -Server[-DomainController]

Detailed Description
On Mailbox servers only, you can use the Get-MailboxStatistics cmdlet without parameters. In this case, the cmdlet returns the statistics for all mailboxes on all databases on the local server.


The Get-MailboxStatistics cmdlet requires at least one of the following parameters to complete successfully: Server, Database, or Identity.

You can use the Get-MailboxStatistics cmdlet to return detailed move history and a move report for completed move requests to troubleshoot a move request. To view the move history, you must pass this cmdlet as an object. Move histories are retained in the mailbox database and are numbered incrementally, and the last executed move request is always numbered 0. .


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