Microsoft Exchange was unable to initialize the Content Filter agent. Notification of the file system change could not be initialized. Try restarting the Microsoft Exchange Transport service. Details: %1

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 305
Source: MSExchange Antispam
Version: 8.0
Symbolic Name: ContentFilterInitFailedFSWatcherAlreadyInitialized
Message: Microsoft Exchange was unable to initialize the Content Filter agent. Notification of the file system change could not be initialized. Try restarting the Microsoft Exchange Transport service. Details: %1
   
Explanation

This Error indicates that Microsoft Exchange was unable to initialize the Content Filter agent. This event may be triggered by multiple causes. Therefore, the method by which you resolve this error will depend on what triggered this event in your particular Exchange environment. Content filtering will not be active until this error is resolved. For information about the Content Filtering agent and the spam confidence level (SCL), see Content Filtering.

   
User Action

To resolve this error, follow one or more of these steps:

  • Review the Application log for related events. For example, events that occur immediately before and after this event may provide more information about the root cause of this error.

  • Restart the Microsoft Exchange Transport service.

  • Contact Microsoft Customer Support. For information about how to contact support, visit Microsoft Help and Support.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.

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