How to Disable Per-Mailbox Database Journaling

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to disable per-mailbox database journaling on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server role installed.

For more information about the Journaling agent, see Overview of Journaling.

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Mailbox server role installed, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

These procedures describe how to configure standard journaling. For more information, see Overview of Journaling.

In the Exchange Management Console, you can disable journaling on a mailbox database by following this procedure.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console on the Mailbox server.

  2. In the console tree, click Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select the server that contains the mailbox database on which you want to disable journaling.

  4. In the work pane, right click the mailbox database you on which you want to disable journaling, and click Properties.

  5. Uncheck Journal Recipient.

  6. Click OK.

In the Exchange Management Shell, you can disable journaling on a mailbox database by following this procedure.

The JournalRecipient parameter specifies the secured e-mail mailbox to which journal reports are sent.

You can disable per-mailbox database journaling by using the following command syntax:

Set-MailboxDatabase <Mailbox Database> -JournalRecipient $Null

  • Run the following command:

    Set-MailboxDatabase "Sales Database" -JournalRecipient $Null

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-MailboxDatabase.