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How to Remove an Accepted Domain

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove an accepted domain.

Accepted domains are any Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) namespace for which a Microsoft Exchange organization sends and receives e-mail. Accepted domains include those domains for which the Exchange organization is authoritative. An Exchange organization is authoritative when it handles mail delivery for recipients in the accepted domain. Accepted domains also include domains for which the Exchange organization receives mail and then relays to an e-mail server that is outside the Exchange organization for delivery to the recipient.

Before you remove an accepted domain, verify that the domain name is not referenced in any e-mail address policy. After you remove an accepted domain, the Exchange organization no longer accepts e-mail messages that are addressed to recipients in that domain. If you remove an authoritative accepted domain, e-mail address policies that reference that domain are no longer valid. You cannot remove the default authoritative accepted domain.

Accepted domains are configured for the organization and on computers that have the Edge Transport server role installed. We recommend that you manage accepted domains only on the Hub Transport server role and then populate that data on the Edge Transport server by using the Edge Subscription process. When the Edge Subscription process runs, the accepted domain configuration information is replicated to the subscribed Edge Transport server. For more information, see Subscribing the Edge Transport Server to the Exchange Organization.

noteNote:
Do not perform this procedure on an Edge Transport server that is subscribed to the Exchange organization by using EdgeSync. Instead, remove the accepted domain on the Hub Transport server. The change will be replicated to the Edge Transport server when synchronization next occurs.

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

importantImportant:
The accepted domain cannot also exist as a remote domain.
importantImportant:
You cannot delete an accepted domain that is set as the default accepted domain. To delete the default accepted domain, you must first create a new accepted domain, and then set the new accepted domain as the default accepted domain by using the Exchange Management Shell. For more information, see New-AcceptedDomain and Set-AcceptedDomain.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console. Perform one of the following steps:

    1. To remove an accepted domain on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, on that computer, in the console tree, select Edge Transport, and then in the work pane, click the Accepted Domains tab.

    2. To remove an accepted domain on a computer that has the Hub Transport server role installed, on that computer, in the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then in the work pane, click the Accepted Domains tab.

  2. In the result pane, select the accepted domain that you want to remove, and then in the action pane, click Remove.

  3. A dialog box appears with the text, "Are you sure you want to remove 'Accepted Domain'?", where Accepted Domain is the name of the accepted domain that you want to remove. Click Yes.

  • Run the following command to remove Woodgrove Bank as an accepted domain:

    Remove-AcceptedDomain -Identity "Woodgrove Bank"
    

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-AcceptedDomain.

For more information about how to configure accepted domains, see the following topics:

 
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