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I am setting up an exchange 2010 edge transport service on a workgroup computer, outside of the local domain.

Setting up inbound email doesn't seem to be an issue. I am having trouble with the outbound emails relaying. I set up the send connector from the transport service on the exchange servers, but it says unable to relay. I set up the connectors with the right port, and authentication on the edge transport service, but no go. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?

I have always used a hardware solutoin (cisco spam routers) which takes minutes to set up to get working but wanted to give 2010 a try for being the outbound mail service.

Thanks,
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by:Akhater
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You should subscribe yor edge server to you excahnge organization

http://araihan.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/exchange-server-2010-edge-transport-role/
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I completed that process, noted a full syncronization success. Added the DNS entries, local host entries as well, created an xml send connector info file, and imported it. All seems good.

Howeer, the SMTP Replay In Active Directory Site to Edge Transport Server (on the hub transport server) is in a continual retry status with messages in the queue.

Any idea how to troubleshoot the retry error on the hub transport server?
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You mean outbound emails are stuck in the queues of your hub?

On your edge server ypu should have 2 connectors, edit the internal one and changethe authentication to allow exchange authenication
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Inside emails moving to the edge transport server, are stuck in SMTP replay In Active Directory Site to Edge Transport queue - can't authenticate to the edge transport server. The allow exchange authentication is checked.

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yes that's exactly the error I am talkign about

On the edge server -> EMC -> Receive Connector -> Internal Mail Servers -> Authentication -> TLS and Exchange Authentication should be chekced
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if that doesn't help give me the exact error in the queues please
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451 5.7.3.  SMTP replay In Active Directory to Edge Transport queue "Can't authenticate to Exchange Server."

The TLS and Exchange Authentication is checked.
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isn't it "451 5.7.3 Cannot achieve Exchange Server authentication." ???
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Correct.
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how many IPs your edge server has ? only one ?

can you share screenshots on the config of the internal and external receive connector
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Thanks for all your input - will get back to you on further diagnostics - removed edge subscription as it was cuasing odd issues with mail delivery internal. Will revisit install another time. Cheers
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