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Microsoft Exchange could not read the Receive connector configuration because the directory is unavailable

 

Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-16

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers that are running Exchange Server 2007 and generates this alert when the event or events specified in the following Details table are logged.

To learn more about this event, do one or more of the following:

  • Review the description of the event that includes the variables specific to your environment. From the Operator Console, select this alert, and then click the Properties tab.

  • Review all events that have been logged that meet the criteria of this Operations Manager alert. From the Operator Console, click the Events tab, and then double-click the event in the list for which you want to review the event description.

 

Product Name

Exchange

Product Version

8.0 (Exchange Server 2007)

Event ID

12009

Event Source

MSExchangeTransport

Alert Type

Critical Error

MOM Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2007/Common Components/Hub Transport and Edge Transport/Transport

MOM Rule Name

Microsoft Exchange could not read the Receive connector configuration because the directory is unavailable. The Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

This Error event indicates the Microsoft Exchange Transport service couldn't load the routing tables because the Active Directory directory service is unavailable.

To resolve this error, do one or more of the following:

  • Make sure that the Exchange server that logged this event can communicate with one or more Active Directory servers available in the organization.

  • Increase the diagnostic logging level on the SmtpReceive counter of the MSExchangeTransport performance object. You can increase logging by running the following Exchange Management Shell command:

    Set-EventLogLevel "MSExchangeTransport\SmtpReceive" -Level High

    For more information about how to increase logging, see Changing Process Logging Levels.

  • Review other related Error and Warning events in the Application log. These related events may help you find the root cause of this error.

    Important   After you have finished troubleshooting this issue, return logging to the default level by running the following command:

    Set-EventLogLevel "MSExchangeTransport\SmtpReceive" -Level Lowest

  • If the recommended steps do not resolve this error, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services. For more information about how to contact support, visit the Microsoft Help and Support Web site.

To search the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles based on criteria that generated this alert, visit the Search the Support Knowledge Base (KB) Web site.

To review Exchange 2007 event message articles that may not be represented by Exchange 2007 alerts, see the Events and Errors Message Center.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.

 
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