Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-01
The Microsoft Exchange Analyzer Tool queries the Win32_Directory Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to determine the value of the FSName key for the Exchange transaction log file path. If the Exchange Server Analyzer determines that the value for the FSName key does not equal NTFS, an error is displayed.
Microsoft does not support the storage of Exchange data files on non-NTFS volumes. The Exchange data files include all of the following files:
- .edb files
- .stm files
- .log files
- .dat files
- .eml files
If you encounter this error, you must move the transaction logs to a folder on an NTFS drive. Alternatively, if the drive on which the transaction log directory is stored is formatted as a FAT drive, you can use the convert.exe command-line tool to convert the drive to NTFS.
To move the transaction logs on Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003
Open Exchange System Manager.
Expand Administrative Groups, expand your administrative group, expand Servers, right-click your storage group, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, under Transaction log location, click Browse.
Enter the path to the new location for the log files, and then click OK.
To move the location of an Exchange storage group's transaction log files for Exchange Server 2007
Follow the guidance in the core Exchange Server 2007 documentation, "How to Set or Change the Location of Storage Group Log Files" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=80702).
As an alternative to the above procedure, if the drive on which the files are stored is formatted as a FAT drive, you can use the convert.exe command-line tool to convert the drive to NTFS. For information about using the convert.exe command-line tool to convert a FAT partition to an NTFS partition, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 214579, "How to Use Convert.exe to Convert a Partition to the NTFS File System" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=214579).