How to Remove a Send Connector

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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 existing Send connector in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

In Exchange 2007, you use Send connectors to create a connection to the Internet and to remote e-mail systems that require a specific configuration. For example, some remote e-mail systems may use a smart host or may require that you send e-mail messages that are larger than your standard Exchange organization limit.

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.

Do not perform this procedure on an Edge Transport server that is subscribed to the Exchange organization by using the Edge Subscription process. Instead, remove the Send connector on the Hub Transport server. The change will be replicated to the Edge Transport server when synchronization next occurs.
Although a Send connector is configured on a local Hub Transport server or an Edge Transport server, deleting a Send connector may affect mail flow throughout the organization

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console. Perform one of the following steps:

    • To remove an existing Send connector on an Edge Transport server, in the console tree, select Edge Transport.

    • To remove an existing Send connector on a Hub Transport server, expand Organization Configuration in the console tree, and select Hub Transport.

  2. In the work pane, click the Send Connectors tab, and select the Send connector to modify.

  3. Under the name of the Send connector in the action pane, click Remove.

  4. A warning appears that asks you, "Are you sure you want to remove <selected Send connector>?" Click Yes.

You can use the Remove-SendConnector cmdlet to remove a Send connector. The Identity parameter specifies the Send connector that you want to remove. The Identity parameter can be the GUID or the name of the Send connector.

The following command is an example of how to use the Exchange Management Shell to remove an existing Send connector named "Connection to"

  • Run the following command:

    Remove-SendConnector "Connection to"

For more information about how to retrieve a Send connector's identity, see How to View the Configuration of a Send Connector.

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

For more information about Send connectors, see Send Connectors.