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How to enable Exchange Server public folder logging

SearchExchange.com expert David Sengupta explains how to enable Exchange 2000 Server public folder logging so an administrator can track which users are deleting items from public folders.

How do you turn on Exchange 2000 Server public folder logging so it tracks who deleted items from a public folder?
  1. Go to Exchange System Manager and navigate to the properties of the server in question.
  2. Right-click Properties -> Diagnostics Logging tab -> Services -> MSExchangeIS and choose Public Folder.
  3. In the list of Categories, you will need to test various logging settings for General and Access control to see which gives you the results you're looking for.

Keep in mind that setting diagnostics logging to maximum, while giving you some great logging detail, could also fill up your event log and consumes processor time. This can be an issue in large public folder hierarchies.

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Expert Advice: Managing items in an Exchange public folder
  • Tip: Public folder changes in Exchange 2003 SP2
  • Tip: Delving into diagnostic logs
  • Reference Center: Exchange public folder management
  • This was last published in May 2007

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