I currently have exchange 2007 on a windows 2003 server and have introduced a windows 2008 r2 server with exchange 2010.
Here is what I have done so far on the windows 2008 r2 (Exchange 2010 ONLY) server:
Installed the roles required by exchange 2010
Installed exchange 2010 application - it found the existing domain and populated EMC with current domain production data (domain, mailboxes and such)
Created new secondary drive for exchange DB file
Moved exchange DB file to new drive
renamed the exchange DB file
configured exchange 2010 OWA – its reachable with localhost
Installed Microsoft Filter Pack
I believe the next step is to configure hub transport send / receive connectors but I am confused on how to configure them. Do I just make them mirror exchange 2007 hub transport send / receive connectors ?
I have read this article on the subject and it really isn't clear on how to approach this for my particular setup....
*Please let me know if you need more information to make a suggestion and thanks in advance for your comments!
That said, Send connectors are organizational objects, so all you have to do is modify the send connector you already have and change its configuration so the 2010 server is in the list of servers allowed to use it. Once you do that, users with mailboxes on the 2010 server will be able to send mail to the internet without it being relayed through the 2007 server.
Exchange 2010 has a couple of receive connectors on it when you install it. The Default receive connector is the one that will receive mail on port 25 from the Internet. The Client receive connector is meant for when users utilize IMAP/POP3 to connect to Exchange. It functions on port 587 and allows users to send Outgoing mail after authenticating with their username and password. It can also be used by applications and devices that need to send messages, as long as they support SMTP authentication, TLS, and allow you to change the port you connect to the mail server on. You don't have to make any changes to either of these connectors for things to function properly.
If you have applications or devices that either don't support SMTP authentication or allow you to change the mail server port, you can create an anonymous relay receive connector for them to use. I wrote an article a few years ago on how to do this: http://wp.me/pUCB5-b