How to Enable or Disable a Journal Rule

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-08

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to enable or disable an existing journal rule on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role.

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

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

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

The Journaling agent must be enabled for journal rules to be applied to e-mail messages that enter and leave the Hub Transport server. If individual journal rules are enabled, but the Journaling agent is disabled, Microsoft Exchange does not apply the journal rules. To determine whether the Journaling agent is enabled on a Hub Transport server, run the following command:
For more information about the Get-TransportAgent command, see Get-TransportAgent.
To enable the Journaling agent if it is not enabled, run the following command:
Enable-TransportAgent -Identity "Journaling agent"
For more information about the Enable-TransportAgent command, see Enable-TransportAgent.
When you enable or disable journal rules on a Hub Transport server, the modified journal rule is replicated across the Exchange Server 2007 organization to all the Hub Transport servers.

In the Exchange Management Console, you can enable or disable journal rules by following this procedure.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console on the Hub Transport server.

  2. In the console tree, click Organization Configuration, and then click Hub Transport.

  3. In the result pane, click the Journaling tab.

  4. Right-click the journal rule that you want to enable or disable. If the journal rule is not enabled, click Enable Rule to enable the rule. If the journal rule is enabled, click Disable Rule to disable the rule.

In the Exchange Management Shell, you use the Enable-JournalRule command to enable a journal rule or the Disable-JournalRule command to disable a journal rule. Specify the identity of the journal rule to enable or disable by using the following syntax:

  • Enable a journal rule   Enable-JournalRule <Identity>

  • Disable a journal rule   Disable-JournalRule <Identity>

  • Run the following command:

    Enable-JournalRule "Contoso Journal Rule"

  • Run the following command:

    Disable-JournalRule "Contoso Journal Rule"

For detailed syntax and parameter information about each command, see the following topics: