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The management shell can be started directly from MailStore: Log on to MailStore Client as administrator and click on ''Administrative Tools > Management API > Command Prompt''.
 
The management shell can be started directly from MailStore: Log on to MailStore Client as administrator and click on ''Administrative Tools > Management API > Command Prompt''.
 
[[File:tech_mscmd_01.png|center|450px]]
 
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The font size can be adjusted by holding the Ctrl key and using the mouse wheel or pressing + and -. Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing 0 resets the font size.
  
 
== Using MailStoreCmd.exe in Non-Interactive Mode ==
 
== Using MailStoreCmd.exe in Non-Interactive Mode ==
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Login credentials for your installation can be found in the scheduled task of an archiving profile of the type ''E-Mail Programs'' or ''E-Mail Files''.
 
Login credentials for your installation can be found in the scheduled task of an archiving profile of the type ''E-Mail Programs'' or ''E-Mail Files''.
  
The syntax of the ''MailStoreCmd.exe'' looks as follows:
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There are multiple ways to pass credentials to ''MailStoreCmd.exe''.
  
  MailStoreCmd.exe -h <server> -u <user> -p <password> --pvk3 <thumbprint> -c <command> [--param1=<value> --param2=<value> ...]
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To read credentials from the Windows Credentials Manager, they have to be stored there first. The MailStore Client does this automatically when creating a scheduled task in the Windows Task Planer. This methods prevents reading passwords easily by unauthorized persons.
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MailStoreCmd.exe --h=<server> --cred=<user>@<server/ip address> --pkv3=<thumbprint> -c <command> [--param1=<value> --param2=<value> ...]
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The credentials can also be passed as plain text.
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MailStoreCmd.exe --h=<server> --u=<user> --p=<password> --pkv3=<thumbprint> -c <command> [--param1=<value> --param2=<value> ...]
  
 
The below command line parameters are required followed by additional API command parameters if necessary.
 
The below command line parameters are required followed by additional API command parameters if necessary.
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! width=100% | Description
 
! width=100% | Description
 
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| <tt>-h</tt>
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| <code>--h</code>
|The machine name of the MailStore server to which code>MailStoreCmd.exe</code> is to connect.
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|The machine name of the MailStore server to which <code>MailStoreCmd.exe</code> is to connect.
 
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| <tt>--pvk3</tt>
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| <code>--pkv3</code>
 
| The (optional) Public Key Fingerprint, which guarantees the identity of MailStore Server.
 
| The (optional) Public Key Fingerprint, which guarantees the identity of MailStore Server.
 
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|-
| <tt>-u</tt>
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| <code>--u</code>
 
| User name
 
| User name
 
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|-  
| <tt>-p</tt>
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| <code>--p</code>
 
| Password
 
| Password
 
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| <tt>--pc</tt>
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| <code>--cred</code>
| Alternative to <tt>-p</tt>, encrypted password.
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| Alternative to <code>--u</code> and <code>--p</code>, the password is read from the Windows Credential Manager. The parameter must be entered in the from <user>@<server/ip address>.
 
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|-  
| <tt>--nologo</tt>
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| <code>--nologo</code>
 
| Optional. Prevents the logo from being displayed.
 
| Optional. Prevents the logo from being displayed.
 
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| <tt>--o</tt>
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| <code>--o</code>
 
| Optional. Redirects the output to a given file. When this parameter is given, no output is sent to the console.
 
| Optional. Redirects the output to a given file. When this parameter is given, no output is sent to the console.
 
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| <tt>-c</tt>
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| <code>-c</code>
 
| The actual command follows (non-interactive mode).
 
| The actual command follows (non-interactive mode).
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
== Command Overview ==
 
== Command Overview ==
Find a list of all client side commands below. An overview of all available server side commands can be found under [[Administration API - Function Reference|Function Reference]].
 
 
  backup --target=<targetdirectory> [--nosync] [--skipreadonly] [--filegroups=1,2,...,4]
 
  
Create a backup of the archive. Following parameters are supported:
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=== Client side commands ===
 
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Find a list of all client side commands below.
{| width=80% |
 
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| width="30%" | <code>--target</code>
 
| directory where to create the backup
 
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| <code>--nosync</code>
 
| copy all files; not only new or modified ones
 
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| <code>--skipreadonly</code>
 
| skip file groups marked as read only
 
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| <code>--filegroups=1,2,...,4</code>
 
| make backup of given file groups only
 
|}
 
  
 
   clear
 
   clear
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Activates or deactivates the live debug protocol of MailStore Server or MailStore Client. The live protocol can be viewed with Sysinternal's DebugView. DebugView must be started with elevated privileges and it must be configured to capture ''Global Win 32'' events.
 
Activates or deactivates the live debug protocol of MailStore Server or MailStore Client. The live protocol can be viewed with Sysinternal's DebugView. DebugView must be started with elevated privileges and it must be configured to capture ''Global Win 32'' events.
  
   store-setprop --name=<name> [--value=<value>]
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   store-setprop --name=<name> [--value=true/false]
  
 
Changes the value of a global property
 
Changes the value of a global property
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| ''true'' = Exchange ''ErrorItemNotFound'' errors are ignored and not handled as an archiving error.<br/><br/>  
 
| ''true'' = Exchange ''ErrorItemNotFound'' errors are ignored and not handled as an archiving error.<br/><br/>  
 
''false'' = Exchange ''ErrorItemNotFound'' errors are handled as archiving errors.  
 
''false'' = Exchange ''ErrorItemNotFound'' errors are handled as archiving errors.  
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| align="center" valign="top" | false
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| scope="col" width="20%" align="left" valign="top" | public.backup.hideNotDetectedWarningMessage
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| ''true'' = Backup warning messages are not shown on dashboard.<br/><br/>
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''false'' = Backup warning messages are shown on dashboard.
 
| align="center" valign="top" | false  
 
| align="center" valign="top" | false  
 
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Display list of users.
 
Display list of users.
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=== Server side commands ===
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An overview of all available server side commands can be found under [[Administration API - Function Reference|Function Reference]].
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The parameters of server side commands are case sensitive and must be entered with two dashes (--). Boolean values must be entered as ''true'' or ''false''. Strings that contain white space characters must be set in quotes.
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'''Examples:'''
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GetProfiles --raw=true
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Lists all archiving and export profiles.
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GetUserInfo --userName="alexis.page"
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Lists the properties of the user ''alexis.page''.
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GetJobResults --fromIncluding="2018-01-01T00:00:00" --toExcluding="2019-01-01T00:00:00" --timeZoneId="$Local" --jobId=1
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Lists the results of the job with id 1 of the year 2018.
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GetWorkerResults --fromIncluding="2018-01-01T00:00:00" --toExcluding="2019-01-01T00:00:00" --timeZoneID="$Local" --profileID=1
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Lists the results of the archiving profile with  id 1 of the year 2018.
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The command ''GetWorkerResults'' is the only command where the parameter ''timeZoneID'' is written with a capital ''D''.
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RunProfile --id=1
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Starts the archiving or export profile with id 1.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:14, 7 August 2019

Many instructions available in the graphical user interface of MailStore Client can also be executed using MailStore's management shell, a command line client which is automatically included when installing MailStore Server and MailStore Client.

The management shell is useful when no graphical user interface is available (e.g. if using telnet or ssh) or for the integration of scripts (e.g. batch files) that are executed either manually or automatically.

Beside the client-side commands, the Management Shell also offers access to server-side commands of the MailStore Server Administration API. Output of server-side commands is in JSON format.

Starting the Management Shell in MailStore Client

The management shell can be started directly from MailStore: Log on to MailStore Client as administrator and click on Administrative Tools > Management API > Command Prompt.

Tech mscmd 01.png

The font size can be adjusted by holding the Ctrl key and using the mouse wheel or pressing + and -. Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing 0 resets the font size.

Using MailStoreCmd.exe in Non-Interactive Mode

In non-interactive mode, the management shell logs on with the access data passed, executes the command passed, and automatically terminates upon execution. If the login and the execution of the command were successful, the exit code (ERRORLEVEL) of the process is set to 0 (zero), otherwise it is set to any value other than 0. MailStoreCmd.exe can be found in the installation directory of MailStore Server. MailStoreCmdSilent.exe does the same, but does not open a console window.

Login credentials for your installation can be found in the scheduled task of an archiving profile of the type E-Mail Programs or E-Mail Files.

There are multiple ways to pass credentials to MailStoreCmd.exe.

To read credentials from the Windows Credentials Manager, they have to be stored there first. The MailStore Client does this automatically when creating a scheduled task in the Windows Task Planer. This methods prevents reading passwords easily by unauthorized persons.

MailStoreCmd.exe --h=<server> --cred=<user>@<server/ip address> --pkv3=<thumbprint> -c <command> [--param1=<value> --param2=<value> ...]

The credentials can also be passed as plain text.

MailStoreCmd.exe --h=<server> --u=<user> --p=<password> --pkv3=<thumbprint> -c  <command> [--param1=<value> --param2=<value> ...]

The below command line parameters are required followed by additional API command parameters if necessary.

Parameter Description
--h The machine name of the MailStore server to which MailStoreCmd.exe is to connect.
--pkv3 The (optional) Public Key Fingerprint, which guarantees the identity of MailStore Server.
--u User name
--p Password
--cred Alternative to --u and --p, the password is read from the Windows Credential Manager. The parameter must be entered in the from <user>@<server/ip address>.
--nologo Optional. Prevents the logo from being displayed.
--o Optional. Redirects the output to a given file. When this parameter is given, no output is sent to the console.
-c The actual command follows (non-interactive mode).

Command Overview

Client side commands

Find a list of all client side commands below.

 clear

Clears the texts currently displayed improving visibility.

 debug-conn

Activates debug protocol for IMAP and HTTP connections during archiving for the running MailStore Client process.

 debuglog-browse

Opens the file explorer and shows MailStore's Debug Log directory.

 debuglog-enable,  debuglog-disable

Activates or deactivates the global debug protocol (within computer scope).

 exejcfg [--d]

Enables envelope journaling on Exchange 2003 servers. When the parameter --d is given, envelope journaling will be disabled. This command must be executed from a domain joined computer.

 export-execute [--name=<profilename>] [--id=<profileid>] [--verbose] [--[property]="value"]

Executes an export profile. Following parameters are supported:

--name | --id name or ID of the export profile to execute
--verbose activates a detailed status display on the console
--[property] Overwrites the given property of a profile. The internal properties can be displayed, by selecting an export profile and press CTRL + SHIFT + P. The name of the property has to be in brackets. Multiple properties can be modified by repeating the parameter.
 export-list

Displays a list of all existing export profiles (ID and profile name).

 help

Displays a list of all available commands and their parameters.

 import-execute [--name=<profilename>] [--id=<profileid>] [--verbose] [--user=<username>] [--[property]="value"]

Executes the archiving profile. Following parameters are supported:

--name | --id name or ID of the import profile to execute
--verbose activates a detailed status display on the console
--user user archive to store archived emails
--[property] Overwrites the given property of a profile. The internal properties can be displayed, by selecting an archiving profile and press CTRL + SHIFT + P. The name of the property has to be in brackets. Multiple properties can be modified by repeating the parameter.
 import-list [--user=<username>]

Displays a list of all existing archiving profiles (ID and profile name).

 livelog-client-disable,  livelog-client-enable,  livelog-server-disable,  livelog-server-enable

Activates or deactivates the live debug protocol of MailStore Server or MailStore Client. The live protocol can be viewed with Sysinternal's DebugView. DebugView must be started with elevated privileges and it must be configured to capture Global Win 32 events.

 store-setprop --name=<name> [--value=true/false]

Changes the value of a global property

--name Name of the global property
--value Value of the global property

Following global properties are supported:

Name Version Values Default
public.arcclient.skipMimeContentConversionFailed 8 true = Exchange MimeContentConversionFailed errors are ignored and not handled as an archiving error.

false = Exchange MimeContentConversionFailed errors are handled as archiving errors.

false
public.arcclient.skipVirusDetected 8.1 true = Exchange ErrorVirusDetected errors are ignored and not handled as an archiving error.

false = Exchange ErrorVirusDetected errors are handled as archiving errors.

false
public.arcclient.skipEwsErrorItemNotFound 10 true = Exchange ErrorItemNotFound errors are ignored and not handled as an archiving error.

false = Exchange ErrorItemNotFound errors are handled as archiving errors.

false
public.backup.hideNotDetectedWarningMessage 11 true = Backup warning messages are not shown on dashboard.

false = Backup warning messages are shown on dashboard.

false
 user-list

Display list of users.

Server side commands

An overview of all available server side commands can be found under Function Reference.

The parameters of server side commands are case sensitive and must be entered with two dashes (--). Boolean values must be entered as true or false. Strings that contain white space characters must be set in quotes.

Examples:

GetProfiles --raw=true

Lists all archiving and export profiles.

GetUserInfo --userName="alexis.page"

Lists the properties of the user alexis.page.

GetJobResults --fromIncluding="2018-01-01T00:00:00" --toExcluding="2019-01-01T00:00:00" --timeZoneId="$Local" --jobId=1

Lists the results of the job with id 1 of the year 2018.

GetWorkerResults --fromIncluding="2018-01-01T00:00:00" --toExcluding="2019-01-01T00:00:00" --timeZoneID="$Local" --profileID=1

Lists the results of the archiving profile with id 1 of the year 2018. The command GetWorkerResults is the only command where the parameter timeZoneID is written with a capital D.

RunProfile --id=1

Starts the archiving or export profile with id 1.

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