Maintaining and Troubleshooting

Configure Diagnostic Logging

You can use diagnostic logging to record significant events related to authentication, connections, and user actions. You configure diagnostic logging separately for each server. Logging begins automatically when you start Exchange. If you enable protocol logging, all virtual servers for that protocol are logged at the level you set on the host server. By default, the logging is set to None, which logs only critical errors.

To set the logging level:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. In the console tree, double-click Servers, right-click a server, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Diagnostics Logging tab.
  4. To log events for a specific feature, in Services, click one of the following:
  5. In Categories, click a category, and then select one of the following Logging levels: