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Windows NT Event Viewer

Windows NT logs events to application logging files that enable you to track significant events such as a server with a full disk or an interrupted power supply. You can use Windows NT Event Viewer to display, search, and maintain the application event logs for Microsoft Exchange Server computers and set alerts that notify you when there are problems. Because events differ considerably in their significance, you can set the level of detail of logged events by configuring the Diagnostics Logging property page on Microsoft Exchange Server components.

Each Microsoft Exchange Server component generates different kinds of events based on the functions it performs. The following table shows a few examples of Microsoft Exchange Server events.

Component Events
All components Start, failure to start, stop.
System attendant Problems in routing table calculation, generating e-mail addresses, errors writing to the tracking log.
MTA Opening and closing connections to other servers, transport problems, failed connections, and connection errors.
Directory Replication request, success and failure messages, garbage collection, and changes in the security attributes.
Public information store User logon and replication.
Private information store User logon, sending, and receiving.
Administrator program Replication configuration.
Directory import Import start and finish, errors in importing, and warnings on possible problems.
Directory synchronization Synchronization errors.
Security events Logon, logoff, and privileged use.
Internet Mail Service Mail connectivity, Internet services, and scheduled connection times.

For more information on Windows NT Event Viewer, see your Windows NT Server documentation.

Getting to Event Viewer

  1. From the Start menu, choose Administrative Tools, and then select Event Viewer.
  2. From the Log menu, choose Application.