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Problem Configuring Email Alerts with File Server Resource Manager 2012

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I am trying to configure the File Resource Manager to send me email notifications when quotas are hit and so forth.  I have configured the Email Notifications tab as follows:

SMTP Server Name: exchange.ad.mydomain.com
Default Administrator Recipient: administrator@mydomain.com
Default "From" email address: fileserver@mydomain.com

When I try to send the test email I get the following error:

"Failed to send the test email due to the following error: Cannot send the email due to an error.  Check the application event log for more information."

Upon checking the event log, I see the following:

"The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated.  The server response was 5.7.1. Client was not authenticated."

Upon my research, the server needs the Send-As privileges on the user account.  With that said, I created a user account "svc_FSRM" and ran the following powershell command:

Add-ADPermission -Identity “svc_FSRM” –user “ad.mydomain.com\fileserver$” -ExtendedRights “Send-as”

When I go into the Exchange ECP and access the svc_FSRM user account, under mail delegation section "fileserver" is listed under the "Send As" section.

Unfortunately, when I try to send the test email again from File Server Resource Manager....I am still given the same error as before.  For the life of me, I cannot seem to figure out why the test message will not come through.  Any thoughts?
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Allow anonymous authentication on the receive connector.
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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In order for this to work, the logged on user must be svc_farm.  Best way for things such as this (as well as any future monitoring/alerting), what you should do is to use an IIS server for mail relay and lock it down by IP address.  Create a remote domain pointing to your Exchange server and forward all messages to your CAS server.  Just ensure to configure CAS server to accept messages from the IIS server.  This way, you are not making changes to Exchange and you can control very easily as to what machines can relay messages.
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by:csimmons1324
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I forgot to mention that I am using Server 2012 R2 and Exchange 2013 which are both run in-house.
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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I think the issue is that you are specifying the computer name as the username which will not work.  Try it with a username.
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by:csimmons1324
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Mohammed,

From what I have read, FSRM attempts to send the email using the computer account.  For this reason, the computer account needs to be granted "Send-As" permissions on the mailbox that is used in the "FROM" email address.
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I have a suggestion and that is to create a new/separate SMTP connection which will be used by FSRM only.  To do this, you could run the powershell listed below:

new-receiveconnector -FSRMmail -usage custome -bindings y.y.y.y:25 -remoteIPranges x.x.x.x -authmechanism basicauth -permissiongroup anonymous

y.y.y.y would be the IP of the SMTP server (your Exchange server) and x.x.x.x would be the IP of the FSRM.  Later on you could add more IPs to the allowed relay list.
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I had to enable "Exchange Users" on the Send Connector to resolve the problem.
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I discovered the solution on my own.
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