Enable Journaling in Exchange 2000/2003

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Exchange Server with 0 Comments

Standard message-only journaling simply delivers a copy of a message flagged for archival to a designated journal mailbox. Envelope journaling instead delivers archival messages using an envelope message containing a journal report with the original message as an attachment.

In order to enable envelope journaling please read Enable Envelope Journaling in Exchange 2000/2003.

To enable standard journaling perform the following steps:

Step #1 – The mailbox

First, create a new mailbox that will be used to receive the journaling output. You can do so by creating a new user in Active Directory Users and Computers (or ADUC) and mailbox-enabling the new user.

Note: This is a regular user with a regular mailbox. Try to give it a descriptive name such as "Journal". Also, make sure it uses a strong password in order not to ease on potential nosy users.

Step #2 – The mailbox store

  1. Open Exchange System Manager (or ESM).

  2. Navigate to your required mailbox store. Right-click a mailbox store and select Properties.

  1. On the General tab select Archive all messages sent or received by mailboxes on this store checkbox, and then click Browse to specify a mailbox as the journaling mailbox.

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  1. After you’ve selected your journal recipient click Ok all the way out.

After you’ve finished these procedures you will be able to use the journaling mailbox as a regular mailbox. Just log on to it via OWA or Outlook and look at the inbox:

Links

How Exchange Server 2003 Envelope Journaling Works

Troubleshooting message journaling in Exchange Server 2003 and in Exchange 2000 Server – 843105

Bcc information is lost for journaled messages in Exchange 2000 – 810999

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