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Here's the sitch: running 2007 and 2003. I am attempting to decomission a 2003 bridgehead server in the UK and therefore want to eliminate all traffic to the server prior to removing exchange and SMTP. I have been successful and directing most traffic around it except for traffic originating from the 2007 Hub Transport to the UK.
It appears that there is a intra-organization send connector that is overriding any routing changes I make to bypass this bridgehead but only when traffic is going TO the bridgehead. I've run several tests and viewed the MTL's to find an entry like this every time:
2010-03-31T18:01:10.644Z,10.3.4.20,,10.1.4.226,CORPXMB03,08CC8ABD3F00F979;2010-03-31T18:01:10.223Z;0,CORPXMB03\INTERNAL-EXCHANGE [CORPXMB03],SMTP,RECEIVE,108503,<1B90FDD9B9FF664CB9CB36F8B86A4FFA0175EB9F74@PHXXMBC01.NOWHERE.com>,Smokey.McSnickle@NOWHERE.com,,68607,1,,,RE: Email flow to US is Down,Curt.Chapman@NOWHERE.com,Curt.Chapman@NOWHERE.com,0cI:
2010-03-31T18:01:13.203Z,10.1.4.226,CORPXMB03,10.13.2.50,ukwksrs01.NOWHERE.com,08CC8ABD3F00F97A,Intra-Organization SMTP Send Connector,SMTP,SEND,108503,<1B90FDD9B9FF664CB9CB36F8B86A4FFA0175EB9F74@PHXXMBC01.thqinc.com>,Smokey.McSnickle@NOWHERE.com,250 2.1.5 Smokey.McSnickle@NOWHERE.com ,68607,1,,,RE: Email flow to US is Down,NOBODY@NOWHERE.com,NOBODY@NOWHERE.com,2010-03-31T18:01:09.781Z
UKWKSRS01 is the server I'm trying to decom. Research indicates that the intra-org connector is not changeable but if anybody knosw better lemme know. I validate that AD site costs and routing group connector costs seem to indicate messages should bypass that server now but it still won't.
I have no problem installing another send connector if that'll do the trick until I can get this server unplugged. I tried one and it broke messaging outbound for some reason so I would rather not if possible...