Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-30

This topic describes how to open a log file by using the Routing Log Viewer. There are no logs available when Routing Log Viewer first opens. You can either specify the name of a transport server, or you can browse the files on a local server.

When you are using the Edge Transport server role, you must use the Browse local files button on the Edge Transport server. The Browse server files option from the Open Routing Table Log File dialog box does not work to do browsing on the Edge Transport server role.

You can specify alternative credentials with which to access the remote routing table logs. The procedure for doing this is included in this topic. The Override Credentials dialog box enables you to provide credentials with which to access files from the remote servers. If all fields are left blank in this dialog box, the Routing Log Viewer uses the local user's credentials for all file access operations.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Administrator read-only permissions

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To open a log file by using Routing Log Viewer

  1. From the Routing Log Viewer menu, click File, and then click Open log file.

  2. In the Name of transport server box, enter the name of the transport server you want, or click Browse server files and then click the server that you want to use. If you are running on an Exchange Hub Transport server, you can leave the server name field blank to browse the local server's log files.

    When you use Browse server files, the Routing Log Viewer connects to Active Directory directory service. The tool reads the Exchange Server Object, determines where the routing logs are stored, and then tries to open the directory.
  3. Or, you can click Browse local files.

  4. Click Run As to do remote browsing.

To change credentials to browse a remote server

  1. From the Routing Log Viewer menu, click Settings, and then click Run As.

  2. Or, from the Routing Log Viewer, click File, and then click Open log file.

  3. From Open Routing Table Log File, click Run As.

Local administrator permissions are required on the remote server to be able to access the administrative share that is used to access the log file directory. This is why you would want to change credentials to browse remote servers.

For More Information

For an overview of the Routing Log Viewer, see the topic Using the Routing Log Viewer.