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Enable or Disable a Send Connector

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-28

You can use the EMC or the Shell to modify the status of an existing Send connector for a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server role or the Hub Transport server role installed.

In Exchange 2010, Send connectors are responsible for outbound transmission of e-mail messages. A Send connector must be enabled for it to send messages. Disable a Send connector to stop sending messages by using the configuration represented by that connector. By default, when you create a Send connector, it's enabled.

CautionCaution:
Don't perform this procedure on an Edge Transport server that has been subscribed to the Exchange organization by using EdgeSync. Instead, make the changes on the Hub Transport server. The changes are then replicated to the Edge Transport server next time EdgeSync synchronization occurs.

Looking for other management tasks related to connectors? Check out Managing Connectors.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Send connectors" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

  1. Perform one of the following:

    • To modify the status of an existing Send connector on an Edge Transport server, in the console tree, select Edge Transport, and then click the Send Connectors tab.

    • To modify the status of an existing Send connector on a Hub Transport server, in the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then click the Send Connectors tab.

  2. Select a Send connector. If the connector is enabled and you want to disable it, in the action pane, click Disable. If the connector is disabled and you want to enable it, in the action pane, click Enable.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Send connectors" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

Use the Set-SendConnector cmdlet to modify the status of a Send connector.

This example disables the Send connector Contoso.com Send Connector.

Set-SendConnector -Identity "Contoso.com Send Connector" -Enabled $false

This example enables the same Send connector.

Set-SendConnector -Identity "Contoso.com Send Connector" -Enabled $true

You may want to temporarily stop all Hub Transport servers from sending messages. To do this, you can disable all Send connectors in your organization. This example first gets a list of all Send connectors using the Get-SendConnector cmdlet, and then disables all Send connectors that are returned:

Get-SendConnector | Set-SendConnector -Enabled $false

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-SendConnector.

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