conduit.log file contains error message "Error while unlinking file" with SMSMSE 6.5.7 and later


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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange


The conduit.log file contains error messages similar to the following:

19 Jul 2012 09:04:13 (INFO:10148.10912): [12304] Ref file C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE\6.5\Server\bm_ruleset.2.intsig_rules.1342713580\brightmail_ref.1342713760.0.2944 is old and does not have a process attached to it and has been removed.
19 Jul 2012 09:04:13 (ERROR:10148.10912): [10248] Error while unlinking file C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE\6.5\Server\bm_ruleset.2.intsig_rules.1342713580. System error 145.



  • The error message about unlinking files is for a directory.



Conduit.exe from SMSMSE cannot handle condition properly when it encounters "access denied" error while checking process handle status on a ruleset reference file.


There is no functional impact as a result of the messages.

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Applies To

SMSMSE 6.5.7

Microsoft Exchange 2010