Mail routing for new remote E2k7 server.

As per "Message Routing in a Coexistence Environment" article (

"During Exchange 2007 setup, a routing group connector is created in both directions between the Exchange 2007 routing group and an Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 routing group. The Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 bridgehead server that you select during setup determines with which routing group the connection is made. After setup is complete, it is a best practice to add source and target servers to the routing group connectors for load balancing and redundancy.

We have created a routing group connector which handles traffic between the current local E2k and E2K7:
Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR) contains local E2k7 server.
(Legacy) First Routing Group contains all legacy E2k servers.

We are about to install a second E2k7 server in a remote site, and I need to know if any additional routing groups or routing group connectors are created when I run the setup on the new server. If not, I need to know what to create and what to add to what?

I need some 'specific advice' on this - as I have read most of the technet / help articles on this, and am still not enlightened.

Many thanks.
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depends, if you do not setup additional RGC's then anything to the 2000/2003 system will route through the 1st 07 site if you dont care about it flowing that way then you would do nothing......


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prospathoAuthor Commented:
Hi Atig,

Thanks for your post and apologies for my late reply.

Mail first comes in through a Unix box (defined as smart host) at our local site in Perth.
As I've planned it so far with a 'new' connector between E2k and E2k7 in Sydney, will this still work.
I assume the flow will be: smart host -> PerthE2k -> SydneyE2k -> SydneyE2k7..
Is that correct?

(I've actually been thrown a new proposal, as un upgrade to Sydney-Perth link is due to happen, that we host all company mail in Perth. If that becomes the case, will we need an Excnage server installed in Sydney at (e.g. to provide Hub Transport service)?
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