Using Get-SetupLog.ps1 To Analyze Setup Logs In Exchange 2013

A handy script for analyzing Exchange setup logs, Get-SetupLogs.ps1 has not been shipped with Exchange 2013.

This excellent script parses through the setup log file in C:\ExchangeSetupLogs folder and displays an easy to read output in the shell with different colours for warnings and error. This has been around since Exchange 2007, but is missing in 2013.

For those you haven’t used this script, it is really simple. Navigate to the scripts folder in 2007 or 2010 & run the following command.

.\Get-SetupLogs.ps1 –LogFile C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\Exchangesetup.log

Get-SetupLog.ps1 in Exchange 2010

It is very easy to find any error in the Exchange setup as they will be highlighted in red in the shell. There are no errors in my case ;)

Setup log in 2010 analyzed

This handy script is not present in the 2013 scripts folder, but using the 2010 version of the ps1 file on a 2013 server seems to works fine. Run the same command (.\Get-SetupLogs.ps1 –LogFile C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\Exchangesetup.log) to analyze the 2013 logs.

Get-SetupLog.ps1 in Exchange 2013

Use this script is much easier than scrolling through the setup log file using notepad ;)

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