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Remove-ForeignConnector

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-28

Use the Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet to delete a Foreign connector on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and that has the Hub Transport server role installed. A Foreign connector uses a Drop directory on a Hub Transport server to send messages to a local messaging server that doesn't use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) as its primary transport mechanism. These messaging servers are known as foreign gateway servers. Third-party fax gateway servers are examples of foreign gateway servers. The address spaces that are assigned to a Foreign connector can be SMTP or non-SMTP.


Remove-ForeignConnector -Identity <ForeignConnectorIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet deletes the object and the configuration information for a Foreign connector.

CautionCaution:
Although a Foreign connector is configured on a local Hub Transport server or an Edge Transport server, if you delete a Foreign connector, you may affect mail flow throughout the organization.

To run the Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server.

To run the Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet 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 2007, see Permission Considerations.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ForeignConnectorIdParameter

This parameter specifies the GUID or connector name of a specific Foreign connector. You can also include the server name by using the format ServerName\ConnectorName.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm parameter causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm parameter.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

To specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to the Active Directory directory service, include the DomainController parameter. The DomainController parameter is not supported on computers that have the Edge Transport server role installed. The Edge Transport server role writes and reads only to the local Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) instance.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf parameter.

The following code example shows three commands that use the Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet.

When you run the first example, you will be prompted for the Identity parameter. When you are prompted for the Identity parameter, enter the Identity parameter as a string as shown in the following examples:

  • As a GUID: de2a614d-dd4e8-4ef7-b113-b51bd14ac3e1
  • As a connector name: "Foreign Connector Name"

In the second example, the command deletes the object and configuration information for the Foreign connector that is specified by the Identity parameter.

In the third example, the command runs without the Identity parameter label, leaving only the Identity parameter value.

Remove-ForeignConnector
Remove-ForeignConnector -Identity "Foreign Connector Name"
Remove-ForeignConnector "Foreign Connector Name"
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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