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Anti-spam rule update generates event ID 2170 in the Windows Application Event log
Technical Articles ID:   KB74131
Last Modified:  12/29/2016


McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange 8.5.x, 8.0.x
Microsoft Exchange 2010
Microsoft Exchange 2007

For product supported environments, see KB82890 and KB76903.


When the Security for Microsoft Exchange anti-spam rule attempts an update, an error similar to the following is recorded in the Windows Application Event log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSME
Event ID: 2170
User: N/A
Computer: Server1
Description: The description for Event ID (2170) in Source (MSME) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Updating Anti-Spam Rules failed with error 80052112.


These error messages are recorded whenever anti-spam rule updates cannot be found.


An update might not be available every time the anti-spam rule attempts a download. This error can be safely ignored if anti-spam rules are eventually updated.


The content of this article originated in English. If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. Some of this content has been provided using Machine Translation translated by Microsoft.

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