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Part 5: How to modify, disable or delete an Exchange 2007 journaling rule

You may occasionally need to modify, disable or delete an Exchange 2007 journaling rule for compliance, diagnostic or troubleshooting. Here's how to do it.

Normally, you want your Exchange 2007 journaling rules to be enabled. But you may occasionally need to disable a journaling rule -- perhaps for diagnostic purposes, for example.

To disable an Exchange Server 2007 journaling rule:

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console and navigate through the console tree to Organization Configuration -> Hub Transport.

  2. Select the Journaling tab to see a list of all of the existing journaling rules.

  3. Right click on the journaling rule you wish to disable and select the Disable Rule command from the shortcut menu.

Likewise, you can re-enable an Exchange 2007 journaling rule by right clicking on the rule and choosing the Enable Rule command from the shortcut menu.

If you ever need to completely delete a journaling rule, you can do so by right clicking on the rule and selecting the Remove command.

Modifying Exchange 2007 journaling rules

Occasionally, you may create a journal rule only to find that the rule does not behave exactly as you had intended. In those cases, or when your compliance requirements change, you will need to edit the rule to make it perform in the desired manner.

To edit an Exchange Server 2007 journaling rule, simply right click on the journaling rule and choose the Properties command. This properties sheet allows you to make changes to most of the rule's settings.

Figure 5: Go to a journal rule's properties sheet to make changes. Figure 5


EXCHANGE SERVER 2007 JOURNALING TUTORIAL

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: An overview of Exchange 2007 journaling rule scopes
 Part 2: Compliance considerations for Exchange 2007 journal mailboxes
 Part 3: How to enable the Exchange Server 2007 journaling agent
 Part 4: How to create an Exchange 2007 journaling rule
 Part 5: How to modify, disable or delete an Exchange 2007 journaling rule
 Part 6: How to create journaling rules with Exchange Management Shell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com.

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