Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics And Logging: MOSDAL

Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics And Logging AKA MOSDAL is a support toolkit that “performs network diagnostics and collects system configuration, network configuration, and logging information for service-based products.”

If that’s all you need to know then you can download it here.

However, if you’d like a little more info-here you go 🙂


  • MOSDAL can be used to run network diagnostics against a particular data center where data resides.
  • MOSDAL can be used to collect system, network, and service-enabled application configuration information, logs, registry keys, file versions, and other related data.

Network Diagnostics:

  • Configuration information that is captured includes the computer’s IP address, the subnet mask, the default gateway, the DNS servers, ARP tables, the Host file, static routes, and other similar information.
  • Network diagnostics data includes output of pings, pathpings, nslookups, port queries, and HTTP server responses for cloud servers in a particular data center.

Data Collection:

The data collection component of MOSDAL collects data about the user’s system configuration, the network configuration, and the following applications:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Online Service (Sign In) Client
  • Microsoft Live Meeting 2007
  • Microsoft Live Meeting Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Online Directory Synchronization tool
  • Microsoft Online Migration Tool

For more information including Verbose Logging and Use Instructions-head over to the MS KB article here.

Also thanks to Microsoft’s Peter De Haas for this…

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