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How to Import the 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 Console or the Exchange Management Shell to import an Edge Subscription file. After you perform this procedure, the Edge Transport server that is referenced in the Edge Subscription file is associated with the Hub Transport servers in an Active Directory site. The Active Directory site to which the Edge Transport server is subscribed must contain at least one Hub Transport server.

Recipient and configuration information is replicated to a subscribed Edge Transport server from the Active Directory directory service to Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). The Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync service 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. After you perform this procedure, the Edge Transport server receives its configuration information through replication from Active Directory. The controls that are used to edit those configuration settings on the Edge Transport server are disabled during the subscription process, and the existing configuration is overwritten.

When you import the Edge Subscription file, you can select whether to have the Send connector to the Internet automatically created. You can also select whether to have the Send connector from the Edge Transport server to the Hub Transport servers in the Active Directory site to which the Edge Transport server is subscribed created automatically. If you decide not to have the Send connectors created automatically, you can manually configure Send connectors as needed.

Verify that you have configured the settings on the Hub Transport server that are replicated to the Edge Transport server. For more information, see Preparing to Run the Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync Service.

Read the following topics:

Copy the Edge Subscription file from the Edge Transport server to the Hub Transport server where you will perform this procedure.

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.

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

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

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

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console. Expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then in the result pane, click the Edge Subscriptions tab.

  2. In the action pane, click New Edge Subscription. The New Edge Subscription Wizard starts.

  3. On the New Edge Subscription page, in the Active Directory Site: drop-down list, select an Active Directory site.

  4. On the New Edge Subscription page, click Browse. Locate the Edge Subscription file to import. Select the file, and then click Open.

  5. On the New Edge Subscription page, click New.

  6. On the Completion page, click Finish.

  • Run the following command to subscribe an Edge Transport server to the specified site and to have the Internet Send connector and the Send connector from the Edge Transport server to the Hub Transport servers created automatically:

    New-EdgeSubscription -filename "C:\EdgeSubscriptionInfo.xml" -CreateInternetSendConnector $true - CreateInboundSendConnector $true -site "Default-First-Site-Name" 
    
    noteNote:
    The default value of the CreateInternetSendConnector parameter and the CreateInboundSendConnector parameter is $true. It is shown here for demonstration only.

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

After you perform this procedure, verify that synchronization completed successfully by inspecting MsExchange EdgeSync events in the Application log in Event Viewer.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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