Removing a Routing Group

Posted on 2010-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I need to remove exchange from a server and have to admit my knowledge of exchange is pretty limited to say the least.

It says i need to remove a routing group and i have been looking at the following article.

The server i want to remove has exchange 2003.  ALl the users have been moved onto an exchange 2007 server.

Now when i run the command it tells me i ahve two routing group connectors named the same.  Now i really want to remove them both after all.  But how do i find out the code for each routing group.  I've seen people listing them for Admin groups but i ahven't a clue where to get this info.


(FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR)

Question by:akitsupport
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smartsid earned 250 total points
ID: 33742427
You need to run below commands

Remove-RoutingGroupConnector –Identity “First Administrative Group\First Routing Group\Name_Of_Connector”

Remove-RoutingGroupConnector –Identity “Exchange Administrative Group FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR\Name_Of_Connector”
Please use below link to ensure that you have compelted other tasks required for removing last E2K3 Server. 

Author Comment

ID: 33742483
Thanks Smartsid but how do i get the codes for the Admin group and such.  The ones i listed were as an example or are they all the same code??


Expert Comment

ID: 33742598
Exchange Administrative Group FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) & Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR) are standard routing groups created during installation of Exchange 2007.
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Expert Comment

ID: 33742605
in exchange 2007 open EMS (Exchange Management Shell) and run

get-routinggroupconnector | remove-routinggroupconnector

when prompted say yes to all

Author Comment

ID: 33742652
Thats good to know what if i have 2 routing groups though??

I have one between a server called Icarus and Libra (This is the one i want to kill) and one between Icarus and Cassiopeia (One i don't want to kill).

So if i ran.

remove-routinggroupconnector –Identity “Exchange Administrative Group FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR\Icarus-Libra'

Would that work.

Sorry if i'm being a tad slow and dense but Exchange isn't my area, but its a case of learning it as i go along.


Expert Comment

ID: 33742665
Yeah, it should work.
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Assisted Solution

Akhater earned 250 total points
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this will remove only one

you should run the following in this case


and not the names where the source server or the target server is the one you want to kill

then remove-routinggroupconnector routeing group name to remove

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Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 33742789
you can also go to ESM (Exchange 2003 Administration console) and remove the Routing groups from there ..... you would have to Expand
Administrative Group -> Server -> Routing Groups -> Connectors -> FInd the RGC and delete it :)

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Great solution which helped me finally resolve an issue.

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