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Cannot remove or edit Send Connector Exchange 2010

Posted on 2015-01-13
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I am at the very end of a migration from Exchange 2003 to 2010.  I have followed all the steps in the Microsoft article on this topic.  However, after I uninstalled Exchange 2003, I suddenly cannot send email out.  I went into EMC and then to Organization Configuration > Hub Transport > Send Connectors and I cannot edit the send connector or delete it.  I can view the send connector but it is empty.  I tried to create a second one but it would not let me use DNS to send emails.

Here is the error I get when I try to delete or edit:

"The operation couldn't be performed because object 'xyz Send Connector' couldn't be found on 'abcserver.xyz.int'.  It was running the command 'Get-SendConnector -Identity 'xyz Send Connector'

Now abcserver.xyz.int has nothing to do with exchange.  It never had exchange installed on it, and it is not a domain controller.  I am at a loss here and we are dead in the water in terms of email.  Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks!
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by:R--R
ID: 40547741
What is your domain name.
Please run command Get-SendConnector | fl and check which exchange server its show.
Check if you can remove the send connector from adsiedit.
Then create a new connector.
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by:pgoldwasser
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Where can I find the send connector in adsiedit.  That was the first thing I thought of, but I cannot find it.

I ran Get-SendConnector | fl and nothing was output.

domain is xyz.int
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by:R--R
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Just check if you get the connector in the below location.

Open AdsiEdit.msc.
Expand Configuration.
Expand CN=Services.
Expand CN=Microsoft Exchange.
Expand CN=<Organization name>.
Expand CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT).
Expand CN=<Server Name>.
Expand CN=Protocols.
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547778
OK, I was there, but I do not see my Send Connector.  Here is what I see:

CN=Autodiscover
CN=HTTP
CN=IMAP4
CN=POP3
CN=SMTP
CN=SMTP Receive Connectors

So where is the send connector?
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by:R--R
ID: 40547785
Can you run get-routinggroupconnector if you find anyconnector
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547789
nothing came up when I ran get-routinggroupconnector in EMS
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by:R--R
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Go to CN=Routing group = CN=Exchange routing group and then connections
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547799
OK, in there I see CN=Text Messaging Drlivery Agent Connector.  Is that the Send Connector?
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by:R--R
ID: 40547800
Is that the name of your send connector?
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547802
No my send connector is called XYZ Send Connector
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by:R--R
ID: 40547805
When you edit the send connector what is the server name you see.
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by:R--R
ID: 40547808
Can you reboot the server once and checked.
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547817
I see at the top of the box XYZ Send Connector, and I cannot edit it, but I can view the properties and there are basically no properties at all in this,  All the fields are empty.
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547819
Sorry it says at the top of the box XYZ Send Connector Properties.
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by:R--R
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What sis your server name
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547837
Server is XYXEXCH02
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by:R--R
ID: 40547847
what is abcdserver
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547850
That is another server in our network.  It has nothing to do with the exchange server at all.  It is also not a domain controller.  Just a member server.
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by:R--R
ID: 40547851
Do you see abcserver in adsiedit in CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT).
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547854
No.  The only server listed is XYZEXCH02.
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by:R--R
ID: 40547870
Ok
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547872
Any other thoughts?
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by:R--R
ID: 40547878
Can you check in first admin group and Exchaneg 2003 server = routing group = connectoons
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547883
CN=First Administrative Group
CN=Routing Groups
CN=First Routing Group
CN=Connections

Nothing beyond that
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by:R--R
ID: 40547886
On the right side?
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547891
Nothing on the right side.  I followed the instructions in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg576862%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx, and I uninstalled Exhcnage 2003 at the end.

Under First Administrative Group there is

CN=Advanced Security - on the right is CN=Encryption
CN=Folder Hierarchies - on the right is CN=Public folders
CN= Routing Groups - on the right is CN=First Routing Group
     CN=First Routing Group - on the right is CN=Connections
           CN=Connections - nothing on the right
CN=Servers - Nothing on the right
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by:R--R
ID: 40547896
Type get-Exchangeserver and see how many server are on site
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547898
Just the one XYXEXCH02
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by:R--R
ID: 40547912
Ok
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40547928
I am totally out of ideas!
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pgoldwasser earned 0 total points
ID: 40547950
I was able to create a new send connector.  When I tried to do that before, I accidentally chose internal rather than internet when setting it up.  With the new send connector enabled, it looks like mail is now flowing out.

I would love to get rid of the other send connector, but if everything works I can leave it for now.  I noticed that the new send connector is listed in adsiedit.  I wonder if I did a reboot of the server if the other one would just be gone since it really is not in AD.  Regardless, thanks for your help!
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by:pgoldwasser
ID: 40556028
I figured it out myself.
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