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

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Remove-RoutingGroupConnector cmdlet to remove a routing group connector between a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 routing group and an Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server routing group.

Remove-RoutingGroupConnector -Identity <RoutingGroupConnectorIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Remove-RoutingGroupConnector cmdlet removes the routing group connector between the Exchange 2007 routing group and an Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server routing group. A routing group connector is used to send and receive messages between Exchange 2007 Hub Transport servers and Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange 2000 Server bridgehead servers.

The Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 Server servers that are used as source servers for the specified routing group connector are automatically removed from the ExchangeLegacyInterop Universal Security Group.

To remove the routing group connector, you must provide the identity of the connector.

To run the Remove-RoutingGroupConnector cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.


Parameter Required Type Description




Use the Identity parameter to specify the name or the GUID of the routing group connector. The name is expressed as [[Administrative Group Name\]Routing Group Name\]Routing Group Connector Name.




The Confirm parameter causes the command to pause processing and requires the administrator to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. The default value is $true.




Use the DomainController parameter to specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that this command will bind to and that will write this change to the Active Directory directory service.




The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, the administrator can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. The default value is $true.


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The following example shows how to use the Remove-RoutingGroupConnector cmdlet to bind to the specified domain controller and remove the specified routing group connector.

Remove-RoutingGroupConnector -Identity "Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR)\Ex2007 to Ex2003 RGC" -DomainController dc1.contoso.com
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