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Need to know if my exchange 2000/2007 setup is as efficient as possible, and/or correct

Need to know if my exchange setup is as efficient as possible.  I have an exchange 2000 server and an exchange 2007 server in the same environment, same subnet, same routing group.  I have one connector going from the 2000 server to the 2007 and another going from the 2000 server to the internet.  On the 2007 server i have another connector going to the 2000.  Does this multi server setup slow down outbound mail delivery?  And also i heard that an SMTP virtual server is faster or better than a connector.  Is this the case?  Thanks.
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czcdctCommented:
It's fine. Usually people will change the outbound source to the newer server because they are planning on decomissioning the older one but it's not vital.
Sure, the mail delivery to the Internet will be slower but only by a couple of seconds.
Another SMTP Virtual server still has to use your existing Internet connection so it's only any good if you use a 2nd connector and route specific (destination) domains through it in order to "jump the queue" that may build up on the current SMTP VSI. If you are getting queues then you probably want to increase the size of the connection rather than mess about with the VSI's.
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QuiteSupersonicAuthor Commented:
Thanks much :)
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