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Content Filter Agent is not running

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  • I have Exchange 2007 running on a SBS 2008 platform.  The Windows SBS Console shows a Critical error "Spam protection for e-mail Content Filter Agent is not running".
    If I type "install-AntispamAgents.ps1" in the power shell the other 5 agents report true but:
    Content Filter Agent       False        12

    How can I troubleshoot this issue?

    Many Thanks



    18 martie 2010 15:29

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  • I have just solved my own problem.  For others who come across this the issue is caused by installing ForeFront 2010 which disables the Exchange Content Filtering Agent. See:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/1/1/411F166A-59FB-4B00-96F6-7DC5D313B4BD/Forefront%20Protection%202010%20For%20Exchange%20Server%20Antispam%20FAQ.pdf

    for details.

     

    Hope this helps someone.

    19 martie 2010 07:38

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  • Hi,

    Since we may not very good at known SBS, I recommend you to post the issue in Newsgroup for SBS to get better help.

    Newsgroup for Windows Small Business Server

    https://connect.microsoft.com/sbs08/community/discussion/richui/default.aspx

    Regards,

    Xiu

     

     

     

    19 martie 2010 07:16
  • I have just solved my own problem.  For others who come across this the issue is caused by installing ForeFront 2010 which disables the Exchange Content Filtering Agent. See:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/1/1/411F166A-59FB-4B00-96F6-7DC5D313B4BD/Forefront%20Protection%202010%20For%20Exchange%20Server%20Antispam%20FAQ.pdf

    for details.

     

    Hope this helps someone.

    19 martie 2010 07:38
  • Peter - I read the FAQ you sent - but it doesn't tell me how to turn off this error in the security console / logs - how did you get the error to turn off?  Or did you re-enable the Content FIlter in Exchange and have both that and the Forefront running at the same time?

    1 mai 2011 16:23
  • Hi Shawn,

    I am getting the same error about content filtering not running.  Did you ever get an answer to your question about this? What did you end up doing?

    -Randy

    6 februarie 2012 17:10
  • Randy - I did not ever get an answer, and I think we ended up just re-enabling it and watching it for a performance hit (which never came), so we left it enabled.
    6 februarie 2012 21:30
  • A much better answer for this question is available at:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/67eea70a-5ed8-49ae-ba06-6abb2673f38e

    I'll copy the important part here:

    In a file named "E12AntiSpam.xml" in the "C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Data\SHExtensions" directory.  Within that file, there is probably a line such as

    $(Get-TransportAgent "Content Filter Agent").Enabled

    The fix can be as simple as changing the line to:

    $(Get-TransportAgent "FSE Content Filter Agent").Enabled

    (just inserting "FSE " in the front of the agent name)

    It should be noted that you can't edit this file unless you open it from Notepad after right clicking on the shortcut for Notepad and selecting "Run as Administrator". Also, you won't see any changes until you close and re-open the Windows SBS Console.

    13 aprilie 2012 18:36