Initialization of inbound authentication failed with an error for a Receive connector

 

Applies to: Operations Manager Management Pack for Exchange 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-02

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers running Exchange 2010 and generates this alert when the events specified in the following Details table are logged.

To learn more about this alert, in Operations Manager, do one or more of the following:

  • From the Operations Console, double-click this alert, and then click the General tab. Review the description of the alert that includes the variables specific to your environment.

  • From the Operations Console, double-click this alert, and then click the Alert Context tab. Review the logged events that meet the criteria of this Operations Manager alert.

 

Product Name

Exchange

Product Version

14.0 (Exchange 2010)

Event ID

1034

Event Source

MSExchangeTransport

Alert Type

Error

Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2010/Common Components/Hub Transport and Edge Transport/Transport

Rule Name

Initialization of inbound authentication failed with an error for a Receive connector.

This Error event indicates that the initialization of inbound authentication from the specified source on the specified Receive connector failed. The authentication error and the authentication mechanism are specified in the text of the error message.

The following authentication methods are available for inbound connectors on a Receive connector:

  • None

  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)

  • Mutual TLS authentication

  • Basic authentication

  • Basic authentication only after starting TLS

  • Exchange Server authentication

  • Integrated Windows authentication

  • Externally Secured

In the Exchange Management Console, you set the accepted authentication methods for inbound connections on the Authentication tab of the Receive connector properties page.

In the Exchange Management Shell, you set the accepted authentication methods for inbound connections by using the following parameters on the Set-ReceiveConnector cmdlet:

  • AuthMechanism

  • DomainSecureEnabled

  • RequireTLS

To resolve this problem, verify that the Receive connector and the remote client are configured to use a common authentication method by using the correct credentials and required certificates.

For more information, see the following topics:

If you are not already doing so, consider running the Exchange tools, which have been created to help you analyze and troubleshoot your Exchange environment. These tools can help make sure that your configuration aligns with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues and improve mail flow. To run these tools, go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console. To learn more about these tools, see Managing Tools in the Toolbox.

 
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