Topic Last Modified: 2010-06-23

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager runs Exchange Management Shell cmdlets to monitor your Exchange organization. Running cmdlets triggers one or more Operations Manager alerts if a problem is detected.

To learn more about this alert, in Operations Manager, do one or more of the following:


Product Name


Product Version

14.0 (Exchange 2010)

Event ID


Event Source

MSExchange Monitoring ExchangeSearch

Server Role

Ex14. Mailbox

Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2010/Mailbox/Mailbox Test Configurations

Rule Name

Failed to run the Test-ExchangeSearch diagnostic cmdlet.


The cmdlet that ran to trigger this event is the Test-ExchangeSearch cmdlet. The Test-ExchangeSearch cmdlet tests that Exchange Search is currently enabled and is indexing new e-mail messages in a timely manner. This Error event indicates that the Test-ExchangeSearch cmdlet failed to run.

User Action

To resolve this error, do one or more of the following:

  • For detailed information about the cause of this event, review the MOM Operator Console. For more information, see "Introduction" earlier in this topic.

  • Review the Application log for related events. For example, events that occur immediately before and after this event may provide more information about the root cause of this error.

  • For more information about resolving this error, contact Microsoft Product Support. For information, visit the Contact Us page of the Microsoft Help and Support Web site.

For more information about Exchange Search, see the following topics:

  • Test-ExchangeSearch

  • Managing Exchange Search

  • Diagnose Exchange Search Issues

For More Information

If you are not already doing so, consider running the Exchange tools created to help you analyze and troubleshoot your Exchange environment. These tools can help make sure that your configuration aligns with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. To run these tools, go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console. To learn more about these tools, see Managing Tools in the Toolbox.