Microsoft KB Archive/173280
Article ID: 173280
Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006
- Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q173280
Tracking logs are created when message tracking is enabled on a Microsoft Exchange component. These logs can be read and edited by any text editor. The logs are tab delimited and can be loaded into spreadsheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel. You can also write an application to interpret message-tracking logs.
Tracking logs are located in \Exchsrvr\Tracking.log. Each daily log is named by the date it was created (yyyymmdd.log format). The filename date, like all times in the tracking log, is in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The following table defines the fields in the tracking logs:
Field # Field Name Description ======= ========== =========== 1 Message ID or MTS-ID Message ID is a unique identifier assigned to the message by Microsoft Exchange Server. It stays with the message from its origination to delivery or transfer from the network. Messages from foreign systems include a message transfer system-ID (MTS-ID) that uniquely identifies the message transfer component that transported the message. 2 Event Number Represents the event type. 3 Date/Time Date and time of the event in GMT. 4 Gateway Name Name of the gateway or the connector that generated the event. If no gateway was involved, the field is blank. 5 Partner Name Name of the messaging service associated with the event. In Microsoft Exchange Server, the partner is the MTA or the information store. 6 Remote ID The message ID used by the gateway. 7 Originator Distinguished name of the originating mailbox, if known. 8 Priority Priority set by the sender. 0 = Normal 1 = High -1 = Low 9 Length Message length in bytes. 10 Seconds Transport time in seconds. Not used by Microsoft Exchange Server. The value in this field is 0 or blank. 11 Cost Cost per second for message transfer. Not used by Microsoft Exchange Server. The value in this field is always 1. 12 Subject-ID or Report MTS-ID This field is blank (empty) for normal messages. For reports its value is the Report MTS-ID. 13 Recipients Numbers of recipients. 14 Recipient Name Distinguished name of the recipient of the message or a proxy address. This field is separated from the previous field by a linefeed. The field is repeated for each recipient. 15 Recipient Report Status A number representing the result of an attempt to deliver a report to the recipient. Delivered = 0 Not delivered = 1 This is used only for reports. On other events, it will be blank. This field is repeated for each recipient.
This information can also be found in the Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide on pages 138 and 139.
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