Measure Mail/SMTP Round Time from SCOM

Have you ever thought about how to measure the actual SMTP/Mail round time on your Mail installation? And have you tried to configure the Exchange MP for external mail bounce without any luck?

Its differcult…

The solution we did for a customer was first of all to ensure the customer have Exchange on-prem, next develop a .exe file which sends a mail to – recieve the ndr and measure the round time.

The file SMTPRoundTrip.exe needs the following parameters:

Your Exchange server, Your Exchange server version, Mailbox, Timeout

My sample:

sServer = “ctex01.coretech.intra”
sVersion = “2013”
sMailbox = “”
sTimeout = “30”

If you would like to collect the return milliseconds please run a script to collect the return code like: (I know – not PS)

Nice use-case Download and try it

Ho Ho Ho – have a great Christmas

Download SMTPRoundTime

See you

Santa Kåre

By | 2014-12-03T08:13:00+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Operations Manager (SCOM), Scripting & Development|2 Comments

About the Author:

Kåre Rude Andersen
Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1996, MCSE, TS and ITP in Microsoft Windows, SQL (also Microsoft), Exchange (MS) and Microsoft Operations Manager. Senior Consultant and have recently worked as a consultant at CSC, SAS, ISS, Nokia and Scandlines.


  1. erdekes | IT? December 4, 2014 at 20:51 - Reply

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  2. Avdo March 30, 2016 at 14:57 - Reply

    Nice, will have a look and try it

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