Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-18
The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool reads the following registry entry to determine whether the SMTP Archive Sink has been installed and enabled:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\ArchiveSink\1\Enable Smtp Messages
If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the value for Enable Smtp Messages is greater than 0, a non-default configuration message is displayed.
A value of 0 indicates that the SMTP Archive Sink is disabled. A value of 1 indicates that the SMTP Archive Sink is enabled. Values other than 0 or 1 are not supported.
The SMTP Archive Sink tool is a custom script that enables the archiving of all messages coming into and moving out of a specific folder on an Exchange server. By default, when SMTP Archive Sink is enabled, all messages and their recipients are archived to an .eml file, except for Bcc recipients.
By default, when you enable SMTP archiving with the SMTP Archive Sink, all messages submitted to transport by Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), by the Exchange store, or by any other sinks trigger this event. Theoretically, this event can be raised one time for each message, and this event can be archived only one time. The OnMessageSubmission event is raised before the routing or categorizer events. Therefore, these messages are referred to as PreCat messages. By default, messages are archived for this event when the SMTP Archive Sink tool is installed. Messages that are archived for this event contain the prefix file name: ARCH_random number.xml.
If you do not want to archive messages on this Exchange computer, you can set the Enable Smtp Messages registry key to 0, or you can uninstall the SMTP Archive Sink. When you uninstall the SMTP Archive Sink, all registry keys used by SMTP Archive Sink are deleted.
|This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to restore the registry, view the "Restore the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.|
To disable the SMTP Archive Sink
Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.
Navigate to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\ArchiveSink\1
Double-click the registry key Enable Smtp Messages, in the Value data field, enter 0, and then click OK.
Exit the registry editor, and restart the IIS Admin Service to make the changes take effect.
To uninstall the SMTP Archive Sink
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
In the C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin folder, type cscript archivesink_setup.vbs, and then press Enter.
Type cscript archivesink_setup.vbs uninstall Virtual Server ID, where Virtual Server ID is the virtual server number of the virtual server where the SMTP Archive Sink is installed.
Exit the Command Prompt window, and restart the IIS Admin Service to make the changes take effect.
Before you edit the registry, and for information about how to edit the registry, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 256986, "Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=256986).
For more information about setting up and configuring the SMTP Archive Sink in Exchange Server 2003, see Knowledge Base article 871110, "How to install and use the Archive Sink utility in Exchange Server 2003" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3052&kbid=871110).
For more information about setting up and configuring the SMTP Archive Sink in Exchange 2000 Server, see Knowledge Base article 307798, "The Archive Sink utility is available in Service Pack 2" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3052&kbid=307798).
For more information about deploying a comprehensive journaling solution for the purposes of regulatory compliance, see Journaling with Exchange Server 2003 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=47581).