|Message:||The execution time of agent ‘%1’ exceeded %2 (milliseconds) while handling event ‘%3’. This is an unusual amount of time for an agent to process a single event. However, Transport will continue processing this message.|
This Warning event indicates that the transport agent referenced in the event description has taken longer than expected to process the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) event. The transport agent will continue to process the request until it is finished. This event may occur if either of the following conditions is true:
For more information about transport agents and SMTP events, see Overview of Transport Agents.
If this warning frequently occurs, follow one of these steps:
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.