Isinteg Exchange 2007 is a command-line utility, which comes as a built-in tool with Exchange Server 2007. When you install Exchange Server it gets automatically installed at the location where Exchange Server is installed. Default location for isinteg Exchange 2007 is :
In aforementioned location, <Drive> represents the hard drive letter where Exchange Server is installed. This utility enables the system administrator and help desk personnel having administrative privileges to run an integrity check on Exchange database Information Store, finding errors, and resolving the errors it finds during the integrity check.
Isinteg Exchange 2007 checks the database at application level for finding database integrity related issues. If any kind of mismatch is found, isinteg Exchange 2007 repairs the database, and reset the database integrity. When you are going to execute isinteg Exchange 2007 for integrity check in database Information store then make sure that Information Store service is running and database is not mounted otherwise you will get the following error message on running isinteg:
"Error: unable to get databases status from server. The reason could be either wrong server name or networking problems. Isinteg quits now."
You should also make sure that if Information Store is running but database is in mounted state then isinteg Exchange 2007 will be stopped automatically and following error message will appear at command prompt:
Let us see the syntax of isinteg that will help you executing this utility for resolving database integrity related issues:
isinteg -s ServerName [-fix] [-verbose] [-l logfilename] -test testname[[, testname]...]
Isinteg Exchange 2007 when used with -fix option generates log file in the folder where Information Store is available. That log file carries detailed information about the errors found and resolved. If in any case, isinteg.exe cannot resolve database integrity related errors then use Exchange Recovery tool, which is specifically designed for repairing corrupt Exchange database files - priv.edb and pub.edb. The software can be installed on any version of Windows operating system to resolve Exchange database related issues.