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coexist exchange 2010 and 2003 smtp connector issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • Under existing exhange 2003 environment, we have two frontend and one mailbox. the internet smtp connector configure in both frontend server. After install exchang 2010 server (coexist exchange 2003), could I configure two internet connector, one locate in exchange 2003, another one locate in exchange 2010 ? It is because we would like to minimum the production impact and testing the exchange 2010 function first.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:01 PM

Answers

  • If you already have Exchange 2003 with SMTP connectors, then Exchange 2010 will use them. It will see the connector as a Send Connector it cannot change. At some point you will have to remove the Exchange 2003 SMTP connector and replace it with a Send Connector to complete the migration.

    However if you wish to configure an additional Send Connector in Exchange 2010, feel free. Although in many cases it is better to at least have email going out through the Exchange 2003 server as an interim setup so that you have a known good transport path.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources
    • Proposed as answer by Allen Song Friday, November 12, 2010 8:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Allen Song Friday, November 19, 2010 9:07 AM
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:02 PM

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  • more information.

    Two internet (smtp) connector setting:

    In exchange 2003 mailbox user will use exchange 2003's smtp connector to send/receive email

    In exchange 2010 mailbox user will use exchange 2010's internet/receive connector to send/receive email

    THx

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:03 PM
  • If you already have Exchange 2003 with SMTP connectors, then Exchange 2010 will use them. It will see the connector as a Send Connector it cannot change. At some point you will have to remove the Exchange 2003 SMTP connector and replace it with a Send Connector to complete the migration.

    However if you wish to configure an additional Send Connector in Exchange 2010, feel free. Although in many cases it is better to at least have email going out through the Exchange 2003 server as an interim setup so that you have a known good transport path.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources
    • Proposed as answer by Allen Song Friday, November 12, 2010 8:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Allen Song Friday, November 19, 2010 9:07 AM
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:02 PM
  • Were you able to do this during your coexistance?

    ie. 2003 mailboxes route out the existing 2003 send connector.  2010 mailboxes route out a newly created 2010 send connector.

     

    Friday, August 12, 2011 3:50 PM