LOGBinder EX installation questions


LOGBinder EX installation questions

pushpendra.rathi

Dear LOGBinder support team
We are trying a POC for LOGBinder for exchange. Brendon Brooks has aksed me to contact via here if I have any issues.
I have few questions regarding the following three options for LOGBinder Exchange installation.
Powershell URL:  Is it the URL or exchange server's power shell OR it's from the server where LOGBiner for EX is being installed ? When I read that it should be a server with both PowerShell and  "client access roles ", it looks like the exchange server URL.. Please confirm & correct me?
Recipient: Does it mean that LOGbinder for Exchange service account should have a valid mailbox configured? If yes, then what does it mean by the service account needs to have the necessary permissions to access the recipient's mailbox?
Is there any contact number where I can call?
Thanks..
Pushpendra
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Powershell URL: The URL to access Exchange Management Shell cmdlets (via PowerShell). The default value is “http://” + FQDN of server + “/Powershell”. This should be a server with both PowerShell and client access roles functioning. At the moment you are not able to provide a load balancer here; it has to be one of the actual servers. The Autofill button will use the current server to fill in this value. You might need to change this if you are not installing LOGbinder for Exchange on an Exchange server.

Exchange URL:
 The URL to access the Exchange web service. The default value is “https://” + FQDN of server + “/EWS/Exchange.asmx”. If the Powershell URL is correct, the Autofill button will try to identify the correct Exchange URL.

Recipient:
 The mail address used for processing audit logs. This will be the mailbox associated with the user (or administrator) in whose context the Exchange Management Shell runs. If this account is different from the LOGbinder for Exchange service account, the service account needs to have the necessary permissions to access the recipient's mailbox.
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bjvista

pushpendra.rathi - 7/24/2017
Dear LOGBinder support team
We are trying a POC for LOGBinder for exchange. Brendon Brooks has aksed me to contact via here if I have any issues.
I have few questions regarding the following three options for LOGBinder Exchange installation.
Powershell URL:  Is it the URL or exchange server's power shell OR it's from the server where LOGBiner for EX is being installed ? When I read that it should be a server with both PowerShell and  "client access roles ", it looks like the exchange server URL.. Please confirm & correct me?
Recipient: Does it mean that LOGbinder for Exchange service account should have a valid mailbox configured? If yes, then what does it mean by the service account needs to have the necessary permissions to access the recipient's mailbox?
Is there any contact number where I can call?
Thanks..
Pushpendra
**
Powershell URL: The URL to access Exchange Management Shell cmdlets (via PowerShell). The default value is “http://” + FQDN of server + “/Powershell”. This should be a server with both PowerShell and client access roles functioning. At the moment you are not able to provide a load balancer here; it has to be one of the actual servers. The Autofill button will use the current server to fill in this value. You might need to change this if you are not installing LOGbinder for Exchange on an Exchange server.

Exchange URL:
 The URL to access the Exchange web service. The default value is “https://” + FQDN of server + “/EWS/Exchange.asmx”. If the Powershell URL is correct, the Autofill button will try to identify the correct Exchange URL.

Recipient:
 The mail address used for processing audit logs. This will be the mailbox associated with the user (or administrator) in whose context the Exchange Management Shell runs. If this account is different from the LOGbinder for Exchange service account, the service account needs to have the necessary permissions to access the recipient's mailbox.
**

Hi Pushpendra,
1. This would be the Exchange Server.  LOGbinder will be sending PS commands to Exchange via this URL.  Here are a few other tips:
  • PowerShell URL
    • The URL to access Exchange Management Shell cmdlets (via PowerShell). The default value is “http://” + FQDN of server + “/Powershell”. This should be a server with both PowerShell and client access roles functioning.
    • You will need to specify the URL of an actual server here, not of a load balancer.
    • You can verify that this is working by logging in to the LOGbinder server with the LOGbinder service account. After executing the following commands from an Exchange Management Shell, it should not display any errors:
      • $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://<FQDN of server>/PowerShell/
      • Import-PSSession $Session
2. The Recipient mailbox - LOGbinder will request logs from Exchange and Exchange delivers those logs via an email with an .XML file.  LOGbinder then checks that inbox and processes the .XML file.  We recommend that you use a dedicated mailbox for this.  Since most users are creating a dedicated service account for LOGbinder then it's our normal recommendation to just create a mailbox for the service account and use it.  Regarding the permissions, the service account needs to have access to the mailbox.  If you are going to use a service account and it's dedicated mailbox then the permissions will already be set.  If you are using one service account and a different users mailbox then the service account will need permissions to access the mailbox. 

pushpendra.rathi

bjvista - 7/24/2017
pushpendra.rathi - 7/24/2017
Dear LOGBinder support team
We are trying a POC for LOGBinder for exchange. Brendon Brooks has aksed me to contact via here if I have any issues.
I have few questions regarding the following three options for LOGBinder Exchange installation.
Powershell URL:  Is it the URL or exchange server's power shell OR it's from the server where LOGBiner for EX is being installed ? When I read that it should be a server with both PowerShell and  "client access roles ", it looks like the exchange server URL.. Please confirm & correct me?
Recipient: Does it mean that LOGbinder for Exchange service account should have a valid mailbox configured? If yes, then what does it mean by the service account needs to have the necessary permissions to access the recipient's mailbox?
Is there any contact number where I can call?
Thanks..
Pushpendra
**
Powershell URL: The URL to access Exchange Management Shell cmdlets (via PowerShell). The default value is “http://” + FQDN of server + “/Powershell”. This should be a server with both PowerShell and client access roles functioning. At the moment you are not able to provide a load balancer here; it has to be one of the actual servers. The Autofill button will use the current server to fill in this value. You might need to change this if you are not installing LOGbinder for Exchange on an Exchange server.

Exchange URL:
 The URL to access the Exchange web service. The default value is “https://” + FQDN of server + “/EWS/Exchange.asmx”. If the Powershell URL is correct, the Autofill button will try to identify the correct Exchange URL.

Recipient:
 The mail address used for processing audit logs. This will be the mailbox associated with the user (or administrator) in whose context the Exchange Management Shell runs. If this account is different from the LOGbinder for Exchange service account, the service account needs to have the necessary permissions to access the recipient's mailbox.
**

Hi Pushpendra,
1. This would be the Exchange Server.  LOGbinder will be sending PS commands to Exchange via this URL.  Here are a few other tips:
  • PowerShell URL
    • The URL to access Exchange Management Shell cmdlets (via PowerShell). The default value is “http://” + FQDN of server + “/Powershell”. This should be a server with both PowerShell and client access roles functioning.
    • You will need to specify the URL of an actual server here, not of a load balancer.
    • You can verify that this is working by logging in to the LOGbinder server with the LOGbinder service account. After executing the following commands from an Exchange Management Shell, it should not display any errors:
      • $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://<FQDN of server>/PowerShell/
      • Import-PSSession $Session
2. The Recipient mailbox - LOGbinder will request logs from Exchange and Exchange delivers those logs via an email with an .XML file.  LOGbinder then checks that inbox and processes the .XML file.  We recommend that you use a dedicated mailbox for this.  Since most users are creating a dedicated service account for LOGbinder then it's our normal recommendation to just create a mailbox for the service account and use it.  Regarding the permissions, the service account needs to have access to the mailbox.  If you are going to use a service account and it's dedicated mailbox then the permissions will already be set.  If you are using one service account and a different users mailbox then the service account will need permissions to access the mailbox. 

That's awesome... Thanks a lot for the response..


I need small clarification about the following point. You mentioned that I can verify that this is working by logging in to the LOGbinder server with the LOGbinder service account using the Exchange Management Shell.

So my question is that if the LOGBinder is installed on a dedicated separate server then how would it have any Exchange Management Shell?  Please clarify ?

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  • You can verify that this is working by logging in to the LOGbinder server with the LOGbinder service account. After executing the following commands from an Exchange Management Shell, it should not display any errors:
    • $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://%3Cfqdn/" title="http://http://<FQDN of server>/PowerShell/
    • Import-PSSession $Session
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bjvista

Those are Powershell commands. Using Powershell you connect to the Exchange Server and issue those commands. This tests the connection.
bjvista

You can read Appendix D here to see how to connect the PS session to Exchange to verify: https://support.logbinder.com/LOGbinderforExchange/50031/5-Appendix
pushpendra.rathi

bjvista - 7/25/2017
Those are Powershell commands. Using Powershell you connect to the Exchange Server and issue those commands. This tests the connection.

Okay.. I got confused because you mentioned " commands from an Exchange Management Shell"

Can I have someone email address? I am having issues installing the LOGBinder for Exchange server...

I ran MSI with verbose option & it has generated lots of logs, which I can send via email or upload somewhere?

Can you send me an email on pushpendra.rathi@kahuna.nl
bjvista

pushpendra.rathi - 7/25/2017
bjvista - 7/25/2017
Those are Powershell commands. Using Powershell you connect to the Exchange Server and issue those commands. This tests the connection.

Okay.. I got confused because you mentioned " commands from an Exchange Management Shell"

Can I have someone email address? I am having issues installing the LOGBinder for Exchange server...

I ran MSI with verbose option & it has generated lots of logs, which I can send via email or upload somewhere?

Can you send me an email on pushpendra.rathi@kahuna.nl

Pushpendra,
You can upload files here to the forum.  Customers with current support contracts can open support tickets via support.logbinder.com.  
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