Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-15

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers running Exchange 2010 and generates this alert when the events specified in the following Details table are logged.

To learn more about this alert, in Operations Manager, do one or more of the following:


Product Name


Product Version

14.0 (Exchange 2010)

Event ID


Event Source

MSExchange Common

Alert Type


Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2010/Common Components/All Server Roles

Rule Name

The removal of privileges from a process failed with an error code. The process and error code are specified in the event description.


This Error event indicates that unnecessary privileges could not be removed from the process specified in the event description. Some processes obtain elevated privileges during installation which are not required during normal operation. This event may occur when removal of such unnecessary privileges fails.

User Action

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

  • Increase the diagnostic logging level on the General counter of the MSExchange Common performance object to High. For detailed information about how to increase logging, see Manage Diagnostic Logging Levels.

  • Review other related Error and Warning events in the Application log. These related events may help you find the root cause of this error.

    Important   After you have completed troubleshooting this issue, return logging to the default level, Lowest.

  • If this event seems to be causing mail flow interruptions or other problems in your Exchange environment, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For information about how to contact support, visit the Microsoft Support Web site.

For More Information

If you are not already doing so, consider running the Exchange tools created to help you analyze and troubleshoot your Exchange environment. These tools can help make sure that your configuration aligns with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. To run these tools, go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console. To learn more about these tools, see Managing Tools in the Toolbox.