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Exchange 2010

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet to delete a Foreign connector on a computer running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 that has the Hub Transport server role installed.

Remove-ForeignConnector -Identity <ForeignConnectorIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Remove-ForeignConnector cmdlet deletes the object and the configuration information for a Foreign connector.

Although a Foreign connector is configured on a local Hub Transport server or an Edge Transport server, if you delete a Foreign connector, you may affect mail flow throughout the organization.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Foreign connectors" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the GUID or connector name of a specific Foreign connector. You can also include the server name by using the format ServerName\ConnectorName.




The Confirm switch can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory. The DomainController parameter isn't supported on the Edge Transport server role. The Edge Transport server role writes only to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance.




The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example deletes the Foreign connector Fax Connector.

Remove-ForeignConnector "Fax Connector"
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