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Recipient policy includes variables

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=34707.]  

Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-17

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine the value for the gatewayProxy attribute of each recipient policy object. If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds a recipient policy object that contains the string SMTP:% in its gatewayProxy attribute, a non-default configuration message is displayed.

If you have modified a recipient policy to generate Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) addresses by using replacement strings, your recipient policy will include variables. Using variables in the default recipient policy can cause problems with replication in Exchange 2000 Server prior to Service Pack 2 (SP2). Therefore, it is recommended that you do not use variables in recipient policies, or that you upgrade Exchange 2000 Server to the latest service pack. Exchange 2000 Server SP2 and later support variables in the default recipient policy.

  1. Start Exchange System Manager.

  2. Click Organization, click Recipients, and then click Recipient Policies.

  3. Double-click the policy that you want to change.

  4. Click the E-Mail Addresses tab, and then edit the appropriate SMTP address or generation rule.

For more information about how to configure recipient policies, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 249299, "HOW TO: Configure Recipient Policies in Exchange" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3052&kbid=249299).

For more information about using generation rules to customize SMTP addresses, see the Knowledge Base article 822447, "How to Modify an SMTP E-mail Address by Using Recipient Policies" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3052&kbid=822447).

For more information about problems that can occur in Exchange 2000 Server if the default recipient policy includes variables, see the Knowledge Base article 271339, "XADM: Cannot Mount Database and Event ID 9546 Occurs" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3052&kbid=271339).

To obtain the latest Exchange 2000 Server service packs, see "Downloads for Exchange 2000 Server" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33457).

 
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