[ngw] [External] Re: Script to Run GWCheck Mailbox Statistics for Resources

David Gerisch DGerisch at tularecounty.ca.gov
Sat Dec 19 00:57:57 UTC 2020

This is the route I would take.  Enable the job on one of the scheduled events pages.  Then figure out the scheduled event ID by visiting


That will show you the ID of something like this: SCHEDULED_EVENT.4a0c317f

Then you can do a REST PUT call with your script to https://your-domain-server-here:9710/gwadmin-service/domains/your-domain-here/postoffices/your-post-office-here/poas/your-poa-name-here/refevents/4a0c317f

The REST PUT call needs a payload to say to add SCHEDULED_EVENT.4a0c317f

I'm using XML, so my payload looks like '<batchupdate><add>SCHEDULED_EVENT.4a0c317f</add></batchupdate>'

But the URL you are writing to needs to have the ID number in the end of it; so it isn't just blah/refevents/ - it is blah/refevents/4a0c317f

Hope this helps.

David Gerisch

>>> "Joshua Pitlick" <jpitlick at bop.gov> 12/9/2020 6:15 AM >>>
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Thank you for the response.  I considered your option and will have to use it if I can't find an easier way to accomplish my task.  When I was checking the Scheduled Events, I discovered that I already had a Mailbox Statistics definition, it just isn't associated with any scheduled jobs at the moment.  I was trying to avoid hitting 120 POAs if I could use scripting to get it done.

>>> Laura Buckley <Laura at laurabuckley.co.za> 12/9/2020 7:09 AM >>>
Hi Joshua,

You could investigate creating a scheduled maintenance task and enabling it
on each of the POAs concerned.  I'm not sure if that will work for you but
perhaps just take a look.



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On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 9:32 PM Joshua Pitlick <jpitlick at bop.gov> wrote:

> My GroupWise system has roughly 17,000 resources spread across about 120
> post offices.  I am trying to find a way to script running the Mailbox
> Statistics GWCheck report against all of these accounts.  My other option
> is to just manually run the report from each post office and parse the data
> that I need out of the resulting files.  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.
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