Want to search logs to find out who changed Virtual SMTP server settings

Posted on 2007-04-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

I discovered some settings in my default Virtual SMTP server in Exchange 2003. I know I did not put them in there, and I'd like to find out who did (other admins). Anyone know which logs I should check to find this information? I have Win2k3 domain.

thanks in advance
Question by:Trevor Local
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

Jay_Jay70 earned 250 total points
ID: 18855740
how heavily are you auditing exchange? i 99% sure it wont turn up in the server logs...

Author Comment

by:Trevor Local
ID: 18856031
I do not know what auditing is currently set.
LVL 104

Expert Comment

ID: 18856423
If you are auditing the server then your event logs will be full of things happening. With auditing enabled the event logs become close to useless, which is why if you are running auditing you should use a third party tool to process the logs.

However even with auditing enabled I doubt whether a change to the SMTP virtual server would have been logged.


Author Comment

by:Trevor Local
ID: 18858661
thanks for your reply. do you recommend any third party auditing software?
LVL 104

Assisted Solution

Sembee earned 250 total points
ID: 18858938
You are simply looking for something that can process the logs.
One of clients is using a GFI product called Event Log Manger (I think that is the name, I can't reach GFI's web site from this location) which seems to the job quite well.


Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
Unified and professional email signatures help maintain a consistent company brand image to the outside world. This article shows how to create an email signature in Exchange Server 2010 using a transport rule and how to overcome native limitations …
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question