How to Remove an Edge Subscription

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove an Edge Subscription. After you remove the Edge Subscription, synchronization of information from the Active Directory directory service to Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) stops. All the accounts that are stored in ADAM are removed, and the computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed is removed from the source server list of any Send connector. You will no longer be able to use the Edge Transport server features that rely on Active Directory data.

When an Edge Transport server is subscribed to an Active Directory site, the Edge Transport server receives configuration information through replication from Active Directory. The controls that are used to edit those settings are disabled on the Edge Transport server. When the Edge Subscription is removed, the controls are re-enabled to allow for local configuration.

To completely remove the Edge Subscription, you must run this procedure on the Edge Transport server and on the Hub Transport server. To run this procedure on the Hub Transport server, you can use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. To run this procedure on the Edge Transport server, you must use the Exchange Management Shell.

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.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer 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. Select the Edge Subscription that you want to remove. In the action pane, click Remove.

  • Run the following command:

    Remove-EdgeSubscription -Identity EdgeServerName -DomainController
    The DomainController parameter is optional. Use this parameter when you want to specify the domain controller that will write this change to Active Directory.

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