VBScript: Find All Exchange Servers in Active Directory

My friend Sharfa and I were exchanging some of our favorite code snippets and he showed me one for enumerating Exchange Servers in Active Directory. I dug the code but wanted to try to see if I could use my Recordset/ADsDSOObject skrills to shorten the code. The outcome isn’t any shorter but it does get the version, so that’s cool. Thanks, Sharfa, for pointing me towards the WMI Exchange_Server thing, too. :-D

‘ This script created by Chrissy LeMaire ([email protected])
‘ Website: http://netnerds.net/

‘ This script finds all Exchange Servers in AD. Includes Exchange Version.

‘ Run this script with admin privs on any computer within a domain.

‘ This script has only been tested on Windows Server 2003


Set objAdRootDSE = GetObject(“LDAP://RootDSE”)
Set objRS = CreateObject(“adodb.recordset”)

varConfigNC = objAdRootDSE.Get(“configurationNamingContext”)

strConnstring = “Provider=ADsDSOObject”
strSQL = “SELECT * FROM ‘LDAP://” & varConfigNC & “‘ WHERE objectCategory=’msExchExchangeServer'”
objRS.Open strSQL, strConnstring
Do until objRS.eof
Set objServer = GetObject(objRS.Fields.Item(0))
Call getExchangeInfo(objServer.CN)
Set objServer = Nothing

Set objRS = Nothing
Set objAdRootDSE = Nothing

Sub getExchangeInfo(strServerName)
Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!” & strServerName & “\\ROOT\MicrosoftExchangeV2”)
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select * from Exchange_Server”)

For Each objItem in colItems
MsgBox UCase(objItem.Name) & ” (” & objItem.FQDN & “) is running Exchange ” & objItem.ExchangeVersion

Set colItems = Nothing
Set objWMIService = Nothing
End Sub

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

Posted in Active Directory, Exchange, VBScript