Exchange Powershell Connector

We have identified specific Exchange events we want to monitor within our environment.  We want to capture-

Badmail

Defer

Fail

Poisonmessage

Resolve

 

After reading the MicrosoftExchangePowerShellConfig.pdf guide I am a bit unsure of things.  Is audit logging a prerequisite for installing the smart connector?  I understood auditing to be separate from the normal logging done for a mailbox.  After reading and rereading the guide several times, the way I am reading it now, is that you can capture the events using the smart connector without having auditing turned on.    Can someone confirm?