No inbound emails to Exchange 2007 after mailbox move

Posted on 2009-12-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have installed a new Exchange 2007 Server on Server 2008 64bit. Exchange Version: 08.02.0176.002.  There is an existing Exchange 2003 Server, Version: 6.5.7638.1

I moved a mailbox from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.  Outgoing emails work fine.  Incoming emails do not work.  In ESM I see "EXCH2003-EXCH2007 (Routing Group Connector)  I see all the emails in that queue, they are not moving.

On the EXCH2003 Server I see the following event.

Following master server DN appears to be pointing to a deleted object. This may prevent Exchange Routing Service from functioning properly. Please check your DS setting. <CN=EXCH2007_Bad\0ADEL:6ab56c99-d6f4-4962-9ac1-8127658fa092,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=ACME,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=acme,DC=com>

On the Exchange 2007 Server I see the following event

Process edgetransport.exe (Transport) (PID=2472). Configuration object CN=EXCH2003-EXCH2007,CN=Connections,CN=Warehouse,CN=Routing Groups,CN=Warehouse,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=ACME,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=acme,DC=com read from failed validation and will be excluded from the result set. Set event logging level for Validation category to Maximum to get additional events about each failure.  

I looked in ADSI Edit, and in the following path

CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=ACME,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=acme,DC=com

I see nothing!!!  CN=Servers is empty, shouldn't the EXCH2007 Server be there?
Question by:djohn11
    LVL 65

    Accepted Solution

    Looks like the RGC didn't create properly.

    Remove it using remote-routinggroupconnector from Exchange Management Shell, then recreate it with new-routinggroupconnector again from the Shell.
    You will need to do it twice, once for each direction - don't use the same name for each one!

    LVL 6

    Author Closing Comment

    You are the man!  I removed the 2 connectors, and then added one connector following these directions

    The mail started flowing immediately!

    Thank you!

    Happy Holidays!
    LVL 65

    Expert Comment

    You will need two if you want email to flow both ways. One for Exchange 2003 to 2007 and one for 2007 to 2003.

    LVL 6

    Author Comment

    I have mail flowing in both directions with just one routing group......Is it because I made it bidirecitonal?  Will this cause a problem?
    LVL 65

    Expert Comment

    If you made it bidrectional, then that is fine. I tend to do them separately myself, but there isn't much difference.


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