Cannot disable send connector under hub transport

Posted on 2008-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
We had an exchange 2003 server which is now decommissioned.  Exchange is still installed but no exchange services are running on it.  We are running a new Exchange 2007 server.  Event viewer shows event id 5016 "Could not discover route to [old exchange 2003 server]".

On Exchange 2007 server, I select  hub transport then the send connectors tab.  There is an entry entitled "router to [old exchange 2003 server]".  It is routing mail through smart host [new exchange 2007 server]. However, source server is [old exchange 2003 server].  I am guessing that this entry is causing the event viewer error.

I tried to disable this entry and received the following error.

Action 'Disable' could not be performed on object 'router to exchange'.

router to exchange
Property Enabled cannot be set on this object because it requires the object to have version 0.1 (8.0.535.0) or later. Current version of the object is 0.0 (6.5.6500.0).

I want to disable this entry rather than outright removing it because I want to monitor the effects that is has, if any, on mail flow.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:davidrobertbristow
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Expert Comment

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You will need to disable this object through the Exchange 2003 System Manager console on the old Exchange 2003 server.  

Author Comment

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Thanks.  I found the object but don't see the option to disable it, only to delete it.  Any ideas?
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Expert Comment

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If you are no longer going to be using this server, or Exchange 2003, it is safe to delete.
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Author Comment

ID: 22723963
Just to confirm, by deleting these entries on the exchange 2003 server they are then deleted on the exchange 2007 server?  How does the exchange 2007 server know about these entries if all exchange services are turned off on the exchange 2003 server?   Thanks.
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jkarnes12 earned 500 total points
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Becuase they are a part of the same Exchange Organization, there are entries in Active Directory that point each app to that.  You will want to use the Exchange 2003 System Manager to delete that entry on both servers.  The EX2003 and EX 2007 server.

Author Comment

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Thanks for your help.  I really appreciate it.

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