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  • Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

    I have two Hub Transport servers in my Exchange 2007 site, however I need to decommission one of the servers.

    The server I need to decommission was the first hub transport server, so it has connectors into the Exchange 2000 system.

    So can I safely decommission the first hub transport server or do I need to move some connectors about?

    Thanks

    Dave

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    Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

    The uninstaller will not allow you to continue if there are connectors associated with the server.
    As long as you use the uninstaller and follow the instructions, they come out cleanly.

    Do check in Exchange 2000 ESM that the server you are removing is not the routing group master. If it is, change it before starting the uninstall. The uninstaller doesn't detect that but it will cause problems.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

      Originally posted by Sembee View Post
      Do check in Exchange 2000 ESM that the server you are removing is not the routing group master. If it is, change it before starting the uninstall. The uninstaller doesn't detect that but it will cause problems.
      Ok I will take a look, where will I need to look in 2000 ESM to see if it is the routing group master, and how to I move it if I have to?

      Thanks

      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

        This is the command I put in the EMS, howver when I do Get-RoutingGroupConnector before and after running the command no changes have occured.

        Do I need to leave it sit for a while?

        Set-RoutingGroupConnector -Identity "Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR)\MAILSRVCAS-MAIL_SRV02" -SourceTransportServers mailsrvmbx.domain.co.uk

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        • #5
          Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

          I don't bother with changing the existing RGC.
          I simply remove it using get-routtinggroupconnector | remove-routinggroupconnector then recreate it by simply running new-routinggroupconnector and entering the information when prompted.

          Remember you have to run it twice, once for each direction, and use different names!

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

            Originally posted by Sembee View Post
            I don't bother with changing the existing RGC.
            I simply remove it using get-routtinggroupconnector | remove-routinggroupconnector then recreate it by simply running new-routinggroupconnector and entering the information when prompted.

            Remember you have to run it twice, once for each direction, and use different names!

            Simon.
            Simon,

            I ran the Get-RoutingGroupConnector and got the following info:

            Code:
            Name                      SourceRoutingGroup         TargetRoutingGroup
            ----                      ------------------         ------------------
            MAILCAS01-MAIL_SRV02      Exchange Routing Group ... First Routing Group
            MAIL_SRV02-MAILCAS01      First Routing Group        Exchange Routing Group ...
            So how would I remove them with your command?

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

              The command that I gave you removes the connector.

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

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              • #8
                Re: Two hub servers, need to remove one, any problems with that?

                Cheers Simon, that worked a treat

                Ran it and let me get rid of the first CAS server

                Dave

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