Exchange 2007 Pewershell command SET- RoutingGroup to add Exchange 2003 Servers as members of a Routing Group?

Is there an Exchange 2007 Pewershell command SET- RoutingGroup to add Exchange 2003 Servers as members of a Routing Group? I can only find RCG not RG any suggestions?
355LT1Asked:
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraConnect With a Mentor Solutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
We cannot move servers between Administrative Groups even in native mode.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124621(EXCHG.65).aspx

We cannot move servers between routing groups in mixed mode.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996524(EXCHG.65).aspx

1. We cannot move servers between Administrative Groups even in native mode.

Even in a native Exchange Server 2003 organization, you can't move servers between administrative groups. However, if you're running Exchange in native mode, you can move mailboxes between administrative groups. To work around the inability to move Exchange servers between administrative groups, you can delete the server and recreate it from scratch by performing the following steps:

    Remove all resources and mailboxes from the server you want to move (in native mode, you can move the mailboxes to another server temporarily or use Exmerge to export the mailboxes).
    Remove the server from the administrative group (i.e., uninstall Exchange).
    Rebuild the server and select the new administrative group.
    If Exchange is in native mode, move the mailboxes from the temporary Exchange server back to the original server. If you used Exmerge, import the mailboxes and re-link them to the Active Directory (AD) accounts.

In native mode, you can move servers between routing groups that exist in different administrative groups. In mixed mode, you can only move servers between routing groups in the same administrative group.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125060%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx


Moving servers from ADSIEDIT is not supported method and MS donot recommend that.


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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
The command is for Routing Group connector ... its the same thing for 2003 (ROuting Groups)

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355LT1Author Commented:
What does the command look like?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Sorry, you cannot manage the routing groups of E2k3 from E2k7, there is no cmdlet for what you are asking for - yes there are articles that are listed above to add your E2k3 server as a part of Routing Group Connector, this is a connector that connects both E2k3 and E2k7/E2k10 to ensure mail flow takes place between both systems.

If you're question is still unanswered, feel free to ask.

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
If its specific to ROuting group memebers than that has to be done from Exchange 2000 and 2003 ....... as its not anymore available in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 ..... so Routing Group Member\Master changes has to be done from the ESM in Exchange 2003 or if you want to do from Exchange 2007 (not very specific) you can use ADSIEDIT.msc.

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355LT1Author Commented:
I guess I should have told you the reason I ask is because I I get when I use command;
New-RoutingGroupConnector or >Set-RoutingGroupConnector specifying the new sorcetransportservers (new Exchange Servers) I get an error (new Exchange Servers) are not in the source routing group how do I get them in the source routing group first?
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Help me with the cmdlet

Get-RoutingGroupConnectors | FT Name,Source*

I could write up a cmdlet for you if you can provide me the output of the above cmdlet.

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Exchange_Geek
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
SOurce Routing group is Exchange2003 and Target Routing Group would be Exchange2010  .... so thats the information you need to provide.

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355LT1Author Commented:
Ok it would work if I can add sourcetransportservers in the Members folder first;

Diagram;

Parent Administrative Group has RG w\ source servers

Additional Administrative Group
                                |
                                 RG Site Name
                                                     |
                                                      Connectors folder - target connector
                                                      |
Member Folder ( is missing source tranport servers I need to add them before adding to the target connector.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Each Routing Group should be owning the set of servers for that particular AG. Yours doesn't have? That's surprising.

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Exchange_Geek
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Are you checking this on ESM for E2k3 Routing group or E2k10 Routing group ?

Which server are you trying to add ?

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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
You would have to install Windows support tools on your local box.
Once done, go to start - run type adsiedit.msc

You would find domain, configuration and schema partitions on windows console.

Expand configuration - services - Microsoft Exchange - Organization - Administrative Groups (Expand the one which belongs to your E2k3 boxes) - servers.

Now at this moment go to the property of your first E2k3 box - go to the attribute
msExchHomeRoutingGroup

What is the information on this attribute ..... please be very careful and if anything just hit cancel and not OK.

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355LT1Author Commented:
I 'm trying to get aclimated in a strange large enviorment where there are the same Routing groups in the Old Administrative Group with out RCGs that are in a new attached Administrative Group with same Routing groups names but they have RGCs. The Parent Administrative Group Routing Group ownes or has all the servers and somehow the engineer I replaced is able to copy those servers to the new  attached Administrative group RG members folder , I just cant figure out how.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
It is a simple drag drop - read the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266725

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Exchange_Geek
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355LT1Author Commented:
ha I already did that it will not work. I made sure it was'nt a permission issue by comparing group memberships, I guess  I have to wait till this guy gets back from vacation.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Is it possible to restart the server and check ?

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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Do you mind displaying the RG's and servers you have in a screenshot - blur out details from it - that's fine, need to understand the source and destination with each of its AG

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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355LT1Author Commented:
Sorry its a big org and I should'nt that. I tried several Exchange 2003 servers in all 3 domains still cant drag and drop.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Ok, so now the big question - why are you trying to change the membership from one to another? Anything specific in mind?

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Routing Groups can only handle servers within the same Routing Group not from another RG.

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355LT1Author Commented:
Because the plan is to move into a new ORG  when engineers install new servers in the RG it only shows up as a member of the RG in the default Administrative Group but it has no RGCs .
The new Sub Administrative Group we are moving to has identical RGs but also has the RGC in the RG folder.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
It isnt necessary that all RG's would have RGC as RGC is used for internal communication between different RGC's and they have to be manually setup\configured depending on the Organization's needs.

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Exchange_GeekConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you moving a server across Administrative Groups OR within the same one?

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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355LT1Author Commented:
Moving a server across Administrative Groups
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