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I am getting these alerts frequently and am concerned with them. What should and can I look at to track down the cause of this daily?

Information Store Queue of Messages from MTA > 25   This rule tracks the number of messages in transit from the MTA to the Exchange store. It uses the MSExchangeIS Transport Driver object and the Current Message From MSExchangeMTA counter.

I read the technet, but it does not really say, "check this out and if this is not working, then this is the reason why"

Severity:  Error
Status:  New
Source:  MSExchangeIS Mailbox:  Send Queue Size:  _Total
Name:  Mailbox Store: Send Queue > 25
Description:  MSExchangeIS Mailbox:  Send Queue Size:  _Total value = 25.2. The average over last 15 samples is 25.2.
Domain:  MYDOMAIN
Agent:  SERVER2


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by:Alan Hardisty
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Please download and run the Exchange 2003 Best Practices Analyzer tool and see what that produces:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3&displaylang=en
Have you looked at the queues?  If so, who is the mail from?  Is it internal people, people you have never heard of or is it the postmaster?
You could be an open relay, authenticated relay, or sending out backscatter (replying with NDR reports to spammers with spoofed email addresses).
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by:thesurg3on
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doing a health check i got Nonpaged pool memory is crital at 113MB.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Are you getting events 2020 & 2019 in the Application Event Log too?
If you have - it sounds like your drivers are not up-to-date.
http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging/archive/2006/12/18/Understanding-Pool-Consumption-and-Event-ID_3A00_--2020-or-2019.aspx
Probably worth a quick server reboot, then make sure your drivers are all up-to-date, Windows is up-to-date and Exchange is up-to-date.
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by:thesurg3on
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we will fail the cluster over late. no 2020 or 2019 events. but the nic drivers are over 3 years old. we will take care of that later, but still wondering what is going on now.
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Alan Hardisty earned 1500 total points
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Sounds like a memory leak - which needs to be identified and resolved.
Please keep me posted on your progress after failing the cluster.
Thanks
Alan
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by:thesurg3on
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yeah, am running perfmon and giving that to MS and MSPREPORTS as we speak.
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by:thesurg3on
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still working on it
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Lovely! - hope you get somewhere soon :-)
Alan
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by:thesurg3on
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yeah, going to change the MS tech in 20 minutes as this has taken
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Without further comment - I would recommend a Delete WITH refund.
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by:thesurg3on
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thx
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by:thesurg3on
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mem leak thx.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Or assign me the points !  Thanks - did you identify the problem?
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by:thesurg3on
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yes. HP NIC Drivers.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Brilliant - thanks for the update.  Glad it got resolved.
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thx for your help
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by:Alan Hardisty
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No problems - anytime.  Wish I could have been more specific.
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