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New-ForeignConnector

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-04-11

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2013.

Use the New-ForeignConnector cmdlet to create a new Foreign connector in the Transport service of a Mailbox server.

New-ForeignConnector -AddressSpaces <MultiValuedProperty> -Name <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-IsScopedConnector <$true | $false>] [-SourceTransportServers <MultiValuedProperty>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example creates a Foreign connector with the following properties:

  • Connector name: Contoso Foreign Connector

  • Address space: "c=US;a=Fabrikam;P=Contoso"

  • Address space type: X.400

  • Address space cost: 5

  • Source transport servers: Hub01 and Hub02

New-ForeignConnector -Name "Contoso Foreign Connector" -AddressSpaces "X400:c=US;a=Fabrikam;P=Contoso;5" -SourceTransportServers Hub01,Hub02

A Foreign connector uses a Drop directory in the Transport service of a Mailbox server to send messages to a local messaging server that doesn't use SMTP as its primary transport mechanism. These messaging servers are known as foreign gateway servers. Third-party fax gateway servers are examples of foreign gateway servers. The address spaces assigned to a Foreign connector can be SMTP or non-SMTP.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Foreign connectors" entry in the Mail flow permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

AddressSpaces

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The AddressSpaces parameter specifies the domain names to which the Foreign connector sends messages. The complete syntax for entering each address space is as follows: <AddressSpaceType>:<AddressSpace>;<AddressSpaceCost>

  • AddressSpaceType: The address space type may be SMTP, X400, or any other text string. If you omit the address space type, an SMTP address space type is assumed.

  • AddressSpace: For SMTP address space types, the address space that you enter must be RFC 1035-compliant. For example, *, *.com, and *.contoso.com are permitted, but *contoso.com isn't permitted. For X.400 address space types, the address space that you enter must be RFC 1685-compliant, such as o=MySite;p=MyOrg;a=adatum;c=us. For all other values of an address type, you can enter any text for the address space.

  • AddressSpaceCost : The valid input range for the cost is from 1 through 100. A lower cost indicates a better route. If you omit the address space cost, a cost of 1 is assumed. If you enter a non-SMTP address space that contains the semicolon character (;), you must specify the address space cost.

If you specify the address space type or the address space cost, you must enclose the address space in quotation marks ("). For example, the following address space entries are equivalent:

  • "SMTP:contoso.com;1"

  • "contoso.com;1"

  • "SMTP:contoso.com"

  • contoso.com

You may specify multiple address spaces by separating the address spaces with commas, for example: contoso.com,fabrikam.com. If you specify the address space type or the address space cost, you must enclose the address space in quotation marks ("), for example: "contoso.com;2","fabrikam.com;3".

To add or remove one or more address space values without affecting any existing entries, use the following syntax: @{Add="<value1>","<value2>"...; Remove="<value1>","<value2>"...}.

Name

Required

System.String

The Name parameter specifies the name for the Foreign connector.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

The DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.

IsScopedConnector

Optional

System.Boolean

The IsScopedConnector parameter specifies the availability of the connector to other Mailbox servers. When the value of this parameter is $false, the connector can be used by all Mailbox servers in the Exchange organization. When the value of this parameter is $true, the connector can be used only by Mailbox servers in the same Active Directory site. The default value is $false.

SourceTransportServers

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The SourceTransportServers parameter specifies the names of the Mailbox servers that use this Foreign connector. Having a single Foreign connector homed on multiple servers provides fault tolerance and high availability if one of the Mailbox servers fails. The default value of this parameter is the name of the server on which this Foreign connector is first installed.

To enter multiple values and overwrite any existing entries, use the following syntax: <value1>,<value2>.... If the values contain spaces or otherwise require quotation marks, you need to use the following syntax: "<value1>","<value2>"....

To add or remove one or more values without affecting any existing entries, use the following syntax: @{Add="<value1>","<value2>"...; Remove="<value1>","<value2>"...}.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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