How to Remove a Foreign Connector

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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 the Exchange Management Shell to remove an existing Foreign connector in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

A Foreign connector can only be installed on an Exchange 2007 computer that has the Hub Transport server role installed. A Foreign connector uses a Drop directory to send messages to a local messaging server that does not use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) as its primary transport mechanism.

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

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

You cannot remove a Foreign connector by using the Exchange Management Console. To remove a Foreign connector, you must use the Exchange Management Shell. For more information about how to use the Exchange Management Shell, see Using the Exchange Management Shell.

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

  • Run the following command:

    Remove-ForeignConnector <Identity>

    For example, to remove the existing Foreign connector named " Foreign Connector", run the following command:

    Remove-ForeignConnector " Foreign Connector"

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

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

For more information, see Foreign Connectors.