The account provided valid credentials, but it does not have Ms-Exch-SMTP-Submit permissions on the Receive connector


Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-16

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers that are running Exchange Server 2007 and generates this alert when the event or events specified in the following Details table are logged.

To learn more about this event, do one or more of the following:

  • Review the description of the event that includes the variables specific to your environment. From the Operator Console, select this alert, and then click the Properties tab.

  • Review all events that have been logged that meet the criteria of this Operations Manager alert. From the Operator Console, click the Events tab, and then double-click the event in the list for which you want to review the event description.


Product Name


Product Version

8.0 (Exchange Server 2007)

Event ID


Event Source


Alert Type


MOM Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2007/Common Components/Hub Transport and Edge Transport/Transport

MOM Rule Name

The account provided valid credentials, but it does not have Ms-Exch-SMTP-Submit permissions on the Receive connector. Authentication failed.


This Warning event indicates that the security principal that is trying to use the specified Receive connector does not have the Ms-Exch-SMTP-Submit permission assigned to it on the Receive connector. Security principals are user accounts, computer accounts, or security groups.

The Ms-Exch-SMTP-Submit permission allows the Receive connector to accept the SMTP MAIL FROM: command from the connecting messaging server.

Receive connectors grant permissions to security principals or to permission groups. Permission group members and their assigned permissions are not modifiable. All permission groups grant the Ms-Exch-SMTP-Submit permission on the Receive connector.

User Action

To resolve this warning, do one of the following:

  • Use the PermissionGroups parameter on the Set-ReceiveConnector in the Exchange Management Shell to assign the appropriate permission group to the Receive connector.

  • Use the Set-ADPermissions cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell to grant the Ms-Exch-SMTP-Submit permission to an appropriate security principal, and then assign that security principal to the Receive connector.

For more information, see the following Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Help topics:

For More Information

To search the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles based on criteria that generated this alert, visit the Search the Support Knowledge Base (KB) Web site.

To review Exchange 2007 event message articles that may not be represented by Exchange 2007 alerts, see the Events and Errors Message Center.

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.