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Event ID: 248 Source: MSExchangeMTA

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Description
Too many ECBs processed in one thread. No. of ECBs processed: %1.
Comments
 
As per Microsoft: "An Entity Control Block is a segment of code that is created for each message transfer agent (MTA) and connector that a given MTA communicates with. The ECBs are created during MTA startup. By default, the Exchange Server MTA is configured for 25 ECB connections to 25 other Exchange Server computers in a given site. This issue can occur if this server count is exceeded". See ME205533 to solve this problem.

See MSEX2KDB for additional information about this event.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Exchange Server version 4.0. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0  Service Pack 2. See ME152900.

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