Exchange Search Index Test

This test reports whether the Exchange search is currently enabled and is indexing new e-mail messages in a timely manner.

Target of the test : A server configured with the Mailbox server role

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the server monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


Indicates the IP address of the Mailbox server.


The port number through which the Mailbox server communicates. By default, this is 6001.


The Exchange Management Shell is a command-line management interface, built on Windows PowerShell which enables you to administer every part of Microsoft Exchange. This test uses the Exchange management shell to run scripts and collect the desired performance metrics from the Exchange server. By default, the test auto-discovers the location of the Exchange management shell and thus, automatically loads the Exchange management shell snap-in (exshell.psc1) for script execution. This is why, the XchgeXtensionShellPath is set to none by default.


Provide the email address of a mailbox on the Exchange server.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Search time

Indicates the time taken to index the messages.


A very high value for this measure could indicate issues in indexing messages.

Is exchange search enabled?

Indicates whether the Exchange search is enabled or not.


The value 1 for this measure indicates that the exchange search is enabled and value 0 indicates it is not enabled.