When you enable Global Journaling in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, you notice that emails from the Managed Availability health monitoring probe are journaled.
This behavior is by design. It is included as a health-monitoring feature in the release version of Exchange Server 2013 and in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1), and in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2).
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods to disable the probe messages:Method 1: Create a journal rule
To work around this issue, create a journal rule to disable probe messages. You can create a journal rule for individual recipients or a distribution group. The following is an example of a cmdlet that creates a journal rule for an individual recipient:
New-JournalRule -Name "User A journal" -journalemailaddress email@example.com
-Scope Global -Recipient firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also create a journal rule for a distribution group. The following is an example of a journal rule for a distribution group. After you create the journal rule, all messages that are sent to or sent by a member of the "Journal User" distribution group are journaled:
New-JournalRule -Name "Journal Users" -journalemailaddress email@example.com
-Scope Global -Recipient firstname.lastname@example.org
-Enabled $trueMethod 2: Use a global override
To work around this issue, use a global override to disable the probes that are generating the email messages. To do this, follow these steps: Note:
If you disable Global Monitoring, some server monitoring applications may not correctly monitor transport server components.
- In the Exchange Management Shell, run the following commands:
Note These commands are for Exchange Server 2013 CU1 only. If you are running a different build of Exchange 2013, you can determine the version and build information by running the following command:
Add-GlobalMonitoringOverride -Identity "FrontendTransport\OnPremisesSmtpClientSubmission" -PropertyName Enabled -PropertyValue 0 -ApplyVersion "15.0.620.29" -ItemType Probe
Add-GlobalMonitoringOverride -Identity "MailboxTransport\Mapi.Submit.Probe" -PropertyName Enabled -PropertyValue 0 -ApplyVersion "15.0.620.29" -ItemType Probe
Add-GlobalMonitoringOverride -Identity "FrontendTransport\OnPremisesInboundProxy" -PropertyName Enabled -PropertyValue 0 -ApplyVersion "15.0.620.29" -ItemType Probe
The ApplyVersion number is a combination of the version and build. (For example, for Exchange Server 2013 CU1, the version is 15.0, the build is 620.29, and the ApplyVersion number is 15.0.620.29.)
Get-ExchangeServer <ServerName> |fl name,*yver*
- Restart the Microsoft Exchange Diagnostics service and the Microsoft Exchange Health Manager service on all Exchange Server 2013 servers.
Note If you are running the Client Access server role and the Mailbox server role on separate servers, you must restart the services that are mentioned here on both roles.
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