How to Enable or Disable a Send Connector
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-19
This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to modify the status of an existing Send connector for a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server role or the Hub Transport server role installed.
In Exchange 2007, Send connectors are responsible for outbound transmission of e-mail messages. Multiple Send connectors can exist for an organization to support the need for specific configurations. For example, some e-mail systems may require that messages be sent to a smart host, and messages that are sent to some destinations may require authentication. A Send connector must be enabled for it to send messages. Disable a Send connector to stop sending messages by using the configuration that is represented by that connector. By default, when you create a Send connector, it is enabled.
To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:
Exchange Organization 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.
|Do not perform this procedure on an Edge Transport server that has been subscribed to the Exchange organization by using EdgeSync. Instead, modify the Send connector on the Hub Transport server. The change will be replicated to the Edge Transport server when synchronization next occurs.|
For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.
Open the Exchange Management Console. Perform one of the following steps:
To modify the status of an existing Send connector on an Edge Transport server, in the console tree, select Edge Transport, and then click the Send Connectors tab.
To modify the status of an existing Send connector on a Hub Transport server, in the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then click the Send Connectors tab.
Select a Send connector. If the connector is enabled and you want to disable it, in the action pane, click Disable. If the connector is disabled and you want to enable it, in the action pane, click Enable.
To modify the status of a single Send connector when you use the Exchange Management Shell, you specify an identity. The identity of a connector is either its GUID or the friendly name that was assigned to the connector when the connector was created. If you want to modify the status of all Send connectors, you must pipe the results of the Get-SendConnector cmdlet to the Set-SendConnector cmdlet.
To disable a single Send connector, run the following command:
Set-SendConnector -identity "Contoso.com Send Connector" -enabled $false
To disable all Send connectors, run the following command:
Get-SendConnector | Set-SendConnector -Enabled $false
Important: If you run this command on an Edge Transport server, the scope of the action is limited to that server. If you run this command on a Hub Transport server, the scope of the action is the whole organization.
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-SendConnector.
For more information about pipelining, see Pipelining.
For more information about working with the information that a command returns, see Working with Command Output.