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Journaling recipient points to a deleted object

[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: 2007-02-01

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine whether the value for the msExchMessageJournalRecipient attribute contains the string DEL:. This attribute indicates that journaling has been configured to copy messages to a mailbox that has been deleted. For journaling to work correctly there must be a valid journaling recipient mailbox where the copied messages are sent. The msExchMessageJournalRecipient attribute is set when journaling is enabled on a mailbox database. This attribute is a mailbox database attribute and holds the distinguished name of the journaling mailbox.

If the journaling recipient mailbox has been deleted, journaling messages will start to queue. If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the value for the msExchMessageJournalRecipient attribute contains the string DEL:, the Exchange Server Analyzer displays an error.

To correct this error, use Exchange System Manager or Exchange Management Console to designate a new mailbox as the journaling recipient.

To designate a new user mailbox as the journaling recipient in Exchange Server 2003
  1. Start Exchange System Manager.

  2. Expand Servers, expand <your Exchange server>, expand <storage group>, and then right-click the mailbox store and select Properties.

  3. Click Browse, to the right of the Archive all messages sent or received by mailboxes on this store text, to specify a mailbox as the journaling mailbox.

    noteNote:
    All journalized messages for senders on this mailbox store are sent to the mailbox you specify.
To designate a new user mailbox as the journaling recipient in Exchange Server 2007
  1. In Exchange Management Console, expand Server Configuration, expand <your Exchange server>, expand <storage group>, right-click the mailbox database, and then select Properties.

  2. On the General tab, under Journal Recipient, click Browse to specify a mailbox as the journaling mailbox.

For more information about how to deploy a journaling solution for Exchange Server 2003, see Journaling with Exchange Server (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47581).

For more information about deploying a journaling solution with Exchange Server 2007, see Overview of Journaling (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80820).

 
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