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Critic error on windows sbs console security console "spam exchange"

Posted on 2011-02-10
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I have installed Windows 2011 SBS with Exchange 2010,
Everything works perfectly! :D
But in the Windows SBS console I get an error on security, it says I don´t have spam protection for Exchange 2010, on the botton it says "Spam filtering has not started" (I have it in spanish). The thing it that I installed Forefront for Exchange 2010 and it´s working okey, so do I have spam protection?,  How can I elimitate that alert so I don´t get a critic alert?

My best regards,
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by:Keith Alabaster
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This is correct. FPE2010 disables the SPAM checking abilities in native Exchange but the scheduled SBS summary and detailed reports do not know that FPE is installed hence the error message.

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by:marpanet
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Ok, so I do have spam protection.

how can I disable that alert?
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Keith Alabaster earned 500 total points
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Yes, you certainly do - assuming your engines have updated and you have configured your ploicies appropriately. As I know the cause, I have not bothered with trying to remove the message. It is simply stating a fact that the Exchange Content Filtering system is not running. The same condition is seen on SBS 2008 with Exchange 2007 also. However, the normal message you get is that the Content Agent is not running (and this is for the reason I gave above) although SBS2011 may have alternative wording of course and changed Content Filtering to SPAM.

You 'should' also see that anti-virus is greyed out also in the SBS console - again because that role has been taken over by the FPE.

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by:marpanet
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I have all engines working correct, and I don´t see the antivirus greyed out, but that doesn´t matter, is there a way that the critic error can be moved away?

Thank you lots,

 Windows SBS Console Forefront
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by:Keith Alabaster
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Not that I am aware of - it is included becuase you rightly have Security ticked in the reports definition and from SBS's perspective it informs you that the SBS/Exchange is not running. The report does not have the ability to detect you have used an alternative service instead to supply that function. Maybe someone will know more on that particular point.
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by:marpanet
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Could not fix this point, maybe with a latter update.
Thank you for everything.
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by:benkennedy
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To fix this issue do the following:

You need to update an xml file that is called E12AntiSpam.xml and this is located on this path:

C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Data\SHExtensions\

Line 37 should be changed to:

$(Get-TransportAgent "FSE Content Filter Agent").Enabled

FROM:

$(Get-TransportAgent "Content Filter Agent").Enabled

To get the stats to work from the SBS console you will also have to change line 62 to:

$perfCounter = Get-Wmiobject Win32_PerfFormattedData_ForefrontExchangeContentFilterAgent_ForefrontExchangeContentFilterAgent
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