How to View the Configuration of a Receive Connector
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-11
This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to view the configuration of an existing Receive 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, you use Receive connectors to accept e-mail messages from remote e-mail systems. Multiple Receive connectors can exist for an organization to support the need for specific configurations. For example, a Receive connector could allow for e-mail attachments to be received by the Exchange Server organization that exceed the standard attachment size that is configured on the Exchange server.
Use the procedures in this topic to view the configuration of existing Receive 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 2007, see Permission Considerations.
Open the Exchange Management Console. Perform one of the following steps:
To view the configuration of an existing Receive connector on an Edge Transport server, in the console tree, select Edge Transport, and then click the Receive Connectors tab.
To view the configuration of an existing Receive connector on a Hub Transport server, in the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and select Hub Transport. In the result pane, select the server that has the Receive connector you want to view, and then click the Receive Connectors tab.
In the action pane, select a Receive connector, and then in the action pane, click Properties.
Click the General tab to view information about the connector status, protocol logging level, and the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that is advertised in the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) EHLO verb.
Note: In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can also use the General tab to view the maximum message size that is allowed on the connector.
Click the Network tab to view the local and remote IP address settings. The local IP address settings identify the IP address and the TCP port on which the local server is listening for SMTP session connection. The remote IP address settings identify the IP address or IP address range from which this server accepts incoming SMTP session connection requests.
Click the Authentication tab to view the authentication methods that are supported by this connector.
To view the configuration for a single Receive 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 do not specify an identity, the command returns the configuration information for all Receive connectors.
To view a summary list of all Receive connectors, run the following command:
To view the detailed configuration for a single Receive connector, run the following command:
Get-ReceiveConnector <Connector Identity> | Format-List
For example, to view the detailed configuration for a Receive connector named "Contoso.com Receive Connector", run the following command:
Get-ReceiveConnector "Contoso.com Receive Connector" | Format-List
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-ReceiveConnector.
For more information about pipelining, see Pipelining.
For more information about working with the information that a command returns, see Working with Command Output.