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View the Configuration of a Foreign Connector

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the Exchange Management Shell to view the configuration of an existing Foreign connector for a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport server role installed.

A Foreign connector can only be installed on a computer running Exchange 2010 that has the Hub Transport server role installed. A Foreign connector uses a Drop directory to send messages to a local messaging server that doesn't use SMTP as its primary transport mechanism.

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 "Foreign connectors" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

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You can't use the EMC to view the configuration of a Foreign connector.

You can use the Get-ForeignConnector cmdlet to view the configuration of a Foreign connector. The Identity parameter specifies the Foreign connector that you want to view. The Identity parameter can be the GUID or the name of the Foreign connector. If you don't specify an identity, the command returns the configuration information for all Foreign connectors.

This example returns a list of all Foreign connectors in your organization.

Get-ForeignConnector

This example displays the detailed configuration of the Foreign connector Contoso.com Foreign Connector.

Get-ForeignConnector "Contoso.com Foreign Connector" | Format-List

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-ForeignConnector.

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