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MessageStats 7.6 - Quick Start Guide

About This Guide Requirements for Installing the MessageStats Components Prerequisites for Gathering from Microsoft Exchange Planning a MessageStats Installation Appendix A: IIS Configuration Issues

Miscellaneous Rights

The following rights and permissions are also required to use specific MessageStats functionality:

Specify User Context in MessageStats Task Properties

The service account and/or the account used to run the MessageStats console requires the right “Act as a part of the operating system” to impersonate other security contexts.

Additionally, any user account specified on the Server Properties tab must be a member of the Administrators local group on the MessageStats Server.

Assigning permissions

You assign this permission to the Service account through the MessageStats Installer. Windows does not immediately enable this right.

If you are logged on as the Service account when the privileges are granted, you must log off and on for the changes to take effect.

 

Prerequisites for Gathering from Microsoft Exchange

Before MessageStats can collect and report information from your Microsoft Exchange network, You must ensure that certain prerequisites are met. These are described in the following sections.

Sharing the tracking log folder

If you are reporting against on-premise Exchange, you must have at least one server running Exchange with tracking logs enabled and shared. Exchange does not share the directory that contains the tracking logs by default. You must manually share the tracking log folder.

The tracking log folder is located as follows for the following versions of Exchange:

Message tracking must be enabled for the Exchange servers:

Required rights on Exchange servers

The account used to run the MessageStats gathering tasks (task credentials) must have the following rights and permissions on the Exchange servers from which you gather data.

Required to gather from Exchange

Some specialized gathering tasks, such as the Content and Attachment gathering tasks, require additional rights and permissions. For more information about these rights, see Additional Exchange rights required for specialized gathering tasks .

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