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I have two Exchange servers in my organization. One is 5.5 sp4 and I have message journaling turned on for it... the other is 2003 SP1 and I have message journaling turned on for it as well.

On the 5.5 box I have all messages going through the MTA so that all traffic is journaled using the reg hack...

From the outside world smtp traffic for relaying and delivery goes through the 2003 box.  The SMTP connector on the 2003 box is also the highest priority connector so the 2003 box handles the outbound smtp from the organization.

My question is this.. I have a user who has his mailbox homed on the 5.5 box... and he relays through my 2003 box from his mobile device... I just looked through the journal and his relayed messages do not appear to be there... is there a way to tell the smtp connector on the 2003 box to journal all mail relayed through it?
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Actually it looks like all messages recieved by the 2003 box for mailboxes that are homed on the 5.5 box are not being journaled on either box.. I would think they would be journaled on the 5.5 box but they are not.... I need to correct this for sure.
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it appears I have posted an error...
I am still running my Internet Mail Service Connector on the 5.5 box... it is a lower priority but is still there... a few users are left on that box and are relaying through that box...

So the question is if the mailbox is housed on the 5.5 box and the user relays through that box why are there no messages being journaled at all on my 5.5 box?
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Perhaps I dont understand how 5.5 and 2003 operate together... when you tell a 5.5 box to route all mail through the MTA is that the local MTA? If it is the MTA on the 2003 box perhaps there is a case like this where the messages were accepted by the 5.5 box (IMS) and sent through the MTA on the 2003 box... which the sender of the message was not on the store on the 2003 box and thus the message did not get journaled... ?
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This one is unfolding like crazy.. it looks like users connecting to my 5.5 box to relay are having their messages just go away.. no idea where they are... I have the IMS connector on the 5.5 setup to be cost 2 and the SMTP connector on 2003 to be cost 1 for * domain... why would the 5.5 box accept the messages then just forget them?  Where are they?
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The only way that Exchange 5.5 communicates is through your active directory connector.  You need to verify that you can journal through the ADC. Though I imagine the journaling should take place on the initial server the mailbox is on.

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Implementing-Exchange-2003-Message-Journaling.html
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The ADC has nothing to do with message delivery.. it is a tool for sync'n the EX database with AD.
It communicates with the 2003 box using x.400 to my understanding... 2003 uses SMTP for all non-legacy communications.

Thanks for the post...
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Found the problem.
In the process of the migration in one way or another a group setting was changed.
The 5.5 box allows you to configure the org name of the box you want to journal to...

I am journaling to a DL so that I can control where the messages go easier.... when 2003 came online I had to create disabled users of course for all mailboxes where there was no associated user... and in this case there was not... for some reason the membership of the distribution list was lost and thus there were no members to receive the messages....

Basically I went back through the raw mode setup of the 5.5 journal and walked my way backward into the problem.

Thank you.. I will request closure.
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