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How to Export an Edge Subscription File

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to export an Edge Subscription file from a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed. The Edge Subscription file is used in the EdgeSync process. The Edge Subscription file contains information about the credentials that are used during the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) communication process. These credentials are used to authenticate and authorize the connection between Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) and the Active Directory directory service during replication.

Recipient and configuration information is replicated to a subscribed Edge Transport server from the Active Directory directory service to ADAM. EdgeSync copies only the information that is required for the Edge Transport server to perform anti-spam and message security configuration tasks, and information about the connector configuration that is required to enable end-to-end mail flow. This procedure removes the existing configuration for objects on the Edge Transport server that are replicated to ADAM from Active Directory and disables the controls that are used to edit those configuration settings on the Edge Transport server.

After you perform this procedure on the Edge Transport server, you must import the Edge Subscription file to the computer that has the Hub Transport server role installed.

Perform the following procedure on the Edge Transport server. You must provide the complete file path of the Edge Subscription file that you are creating.

To perform the following procedure 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.

noteNote:
It is a best practice to delete the Edge Subscription file from the Edge Transport server after you copy the file to the Hub Transport server where you will import the Edge Subscription file, and from the Hub Transport server after the subscription is imported.

  • Run the following command:

    New-EdgeSubscription -FileName "C:\EdgeSubscriptionInfo.xml"
    
noteNote:
When the New-EdgeSubscription command is run on the Edge Transport server, you receive a prompt to acknowledge the commands that will be disabled and the configuration that will be overwritten on the Edge Transport server. To bypass this confirmation, you must use the Force parameter. This parameter is useful when you script the New-EdgeSubscription command. The Force parameter is also used to overwrite an existing file with the same name as the file that you are creating when you resubscribe an Edge Transport server.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-EdgeSubscription.

 
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