"Object <transport rule name> has been corrupted and it is in an inconsistent state" warning message when you view a transport rule on an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 server

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a transport rule on a server that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role or the Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server role installed.
  • The transport rule copies email messages to a mail-enabled public folder.
  • You install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on the server.
  • You use the Exchange Management Console (EMC) or the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) to view the transport rule. For example, you run the Get-TransportRule cmdlet in the EMS.
In this scenario, you receive the following warning message:
WARNING: Object <transport rule name> has been corrupted and it is in an inconsistent state. The following validation errors have occurred:WARNING: A required property has not been set.

Note Despite the warning message, the transport rule still works.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2530488 Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, configure the transport rule to copy email messages to either of the following recipients:
  • A distribution list that contains whose only member is a mail-enabled public folder.
  • A contact that resolves to the email address of a mail-enabled public folder.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to create a transport rule, visit the following Microsoft website:
How to create a transport rule
For more information about how to view a transport rule, visit the following Microsoft website:
How to view a transport rule
For more information about transport rule actions, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about transport rule actions

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Article ID: 2448291 - Last Review: March 31, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
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