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How to Enable and Increase Logging for Microsoft Exchange Connectivity Controller Connectors

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For troubleshooting purposes, you may need to increase the logging used by the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server version 5.0, and Exchange Server version 5.5 connectors by using the Microsoft Exchange Connectivity Controller (MECC). These connectors include:
Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes
Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise
Microsoft Exchange Calendar Connector

How to Enable Additional Logging for the MECC Connectors

  1. In Exchange System Manager, right-click the Exchange 2000 computer or the Exchange 2003 computer that is running the MECC Connector, and then click Properties. Click the Diagnostics Logging tab.
  2. On the Diagnostics Logging tab, click the appropriate object for the MECC Connector:

    • For the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes, click LME-NOTES.
    • For the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise, click LME-GWISE.
    • For the Microsoft Exchange Calendar Connector, click MSExchangeCalCon.
    NOTE: For GroupWise issues, the MSExchangeGWRtr object is also available.
  3. Click the appropriate logging for the issue.

How to Increase the Logging to Verbose in the Registry for Exchange 2000

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate the DEVCON_level value under the following key in the registry:
  3. On the Edit menu, click DWORD, type 5, and then click OK.
  4. Quit Registry Editor.

How to Increase the Logging to Verbose in the Exchconn.ini File for Exchange Server 5.0 and Exchange Server 5.5

  1. Open the Exchconn.ini file in a text editor such as Notepad. By default, this file is located in the %HomeDrive%\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Bin folder.
  2. On the Edit menu in Notepad, click Find. Type devcon in the Find what field. After the Find feature takes you to the [DEVCON] section of the Exchconn.ini file, click Cancel.
  3. Increase the DEVCON level from 3 to 5. The final entry in the Exchconn.ini file should be:
    level = 5
    ; format =
    ; name =
    ; args =

Where to Find the Logs

The events for the MECC Connectors are logged in the Application event log.

NOTE: If a %HomeDrive%\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Conndata\Logs folder exists, the logs are also saved here. The log file names are in the YYMMDDnn.log format. For example, for the first log of November 1, 2000, the log file name is 00110101.log. You can view these logs in a text editor such as Notepad or WordPad. You can also view these logs in the Logs Browser using %HomeDrive%\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Bin\Lsadmin.exe.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
269040 XFOR: How to Use Lsadmin.exe on Exchange 2000 Server
XFOR dirsync dxanotes dxamex dxagwise mail flow msexchangenotes msexchangegwise msexchangegwrtr msexchangecoco

Article ID: 295307 - Last Review: 12/06/2015 01:55:56 - Revision: 5.4

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition

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