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Moving Routing Connectors in Exchange 2003

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We have two Exchange 2003 & two Exchange 2010 servers. Currently we have connector on Exch-2003 server which relay mails to Exch-2010 servers.
Now we are in process of decommisioning that server hence require to move those connectors to another Exch-2003 server.

Need steps/giudance for the same.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Is this second Exchange 2003 server in a completely different Exchange Organization / Forest?

Normally when you install Exchange 2010 in an environment with multiple Exchange 2003 it will create a Routing Connector with one Exchange Server and make that the local bridge head for all other Exchange 2003 servers to Exchange 2010. I take it, that did not happen here?

Here is the process to create new connectors to new servers.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997292(v=exchg.141).aspx

To remove a Routing Group Connector you can use this command from EMS.
Remove-RoutingGroupConnector

More info on that here,
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998645(v=exchg.141).aspx
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by:sanjayambre
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No..Second exchange server is in current organisation only. Please refer attached error getting while uninstalling exchange
Routing-Error.jpg
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Yep. You need to remove the Routing Group Connectors before you can uninstall Exchange.

You can use Get-RoutingGroupConnector from the Exchange Management Shell to see what connectors are out there.

Then use Remove-RoutingGroupConnector to take out the connector you want.

To kill all connectors you can just pipe the one command into the other Get-RoutingGroupConnector | Remove-RoutingGroupConnector as these connectors are only used in Exchange 2003.
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