Need path for the mail logs in w2k server.

Posted on 2005-04-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-14

In W2K, how can I find the mail logs?
Full path will help.
Question by:auto-mail
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    Assisted Solution

    I guess you talking about Exchange 2000?  HEre is how to find out where your log files are:  

    Relocating the logs for Exchange 2000
    Serdar Yegulalp
    13 May 2002
    Rating: --- (out of 5)

    The transaction logs associated with a particular storage group in Exchange 2000 can be moved from their default locations. If you have installed new storage on the computer in question and want to move the logs there, instead of having them take up existing space (which may be limited), you can do so, but bear in mind that the storage group in question will be offline during the move.

    Exchange servers that have a lot of traffic may find their logs getting a lot larger than they imagined, and may need to relocate them if the original storage plan they had doesn't provide enough log space.

    -- In Exchange System Manager, right-click on the Storage Group whose logs you want to move. Select Properties.

    -- Under the General tab, click the Browse button under Transaction Log Location for the types of logs you want to move.

    -- Select the folder to move the logs to and click OK, then Apply. You'll get a warning about the storage group being temporarily dismounted; click Yes to continue.

    -- You'll get a progress bar that indicates how long the migration will take. This will vary depending on how big the logs are.

    -- It is a good idea to perform a full online backup after doing this.

    Author Comment

    Thanks a lot for this answer.

    There is no msExchange on the server.
    We are using vBulletin (a bulletin board), and when a user send us mail,
    this mail has to go to our webmail.

    The webmail resides on an external party servers, and there is NO PROBLEM AT ALL with it.

    The vBulletin support team said:
    "you will need to view the mail logs on the server to see what happened to those emails that don't work. Once vB sends it to PHP it's in the hands of the server. If you are on a shared server you may need to ask your host to look through the logs for you.

    and he adds:
    "vBulletin uses PHP's mail() function for all its email and uses the SMTP server specified in php.ini. If PHP and the mail server are configured correctly then email will work."

    So I have to check both the PHP and the SMTP.
    PHP has been checked.
    and php.ini has inside the correct SMTP path.
    I guess the problem is we are not using an internal mail server:
    Our dedicated server contains the MX record, but I'm not sure now he is using the SMTP.

    Thanks a lot for your help.
    If you help me to solve it, I'd double the pts. (i.e 1,000 in summary)
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    Accepted Solution

    You might be able to create an Outlook profile on a workstation to test the SMTP mail service.  Here some guidance:

    The SMTP logs on the SMTP server should be contained in the c:\winnt\system32\logfiles\SMTPSVC1 directory... maybe this will help you trouble shoot?

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