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How to View the Configuration of a Foreign Connector


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 view the configuration of an existing Foreign connector for a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server role or the Hub Transport server role installed.

A Foreign connector can only be installed on an Exchange 2007 computer that has the Hub Transport server role installed. A Foreign connector uses a Drop directory to send messages to a local messaging server that does not use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) as its primary transport mechanism.

Use the procedures in this topic to view the configuration of existing Foreign connectors.

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

  • Exchange View-Only 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.

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 do not specify an identity, the command returns the configuration information for all Foreign connectors.

  • To view a summary list of all Foreign connectors, run the following command:

  • To view the detailed configuration for a single Foreign connector, run the following command:

    Get-ForeignConnector <Identity> | Format-List

    For example, to view the detailed configuration of a Foreign connector that is named "Contoso.com Foreign Connector", run the following command:

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

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

For more information about pipelining, see Pipelining.

For more information about how to work with the information that a command returns, see Working with Command Output.

For more information, see Foreign Connectors.

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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