Because it is the simplest connector to configure, the Routing Group connector is the
preferred connector for linking routing groups together.
A Routing Group connector can have single or multiple local
(source) bridgehead servers, or no local bridgehead
server defined. If you want all mail to flow through one computer
for the purpose of tracking messages or archiving, a single local
bridgehead server is appropriate. Multiple local bridgehead servers
provide load balancing or fault tolerance in the event of a
bridgehead server failure. Using bridgehead servers helps you
control which servers send and receive messages between routing
groups. To configure all servers in a routing group to act as local
bridgehead servers, don't define a local bridgehead server. You
must define a remote (destination) bridgehead server in the routing
group to which you are connecting.
Right-click Connectors, click New, and then click
Routing Group Connector.
On the General tab, in Name, type the connector
In the Connect this Routing Group with list, select a
If you do not want to specify a local bridgehead server, select
the Any local server can send mail over this connector radio
button. If you select this option, all servers in a routing group
will then act as local bridgehead servers. This is the
If you want to specify local bridgehead servers, select the
These servers can send mail over this connector option, and
specify local bridgehead servers by clicking Add, selecting
a local bridgehead server from the list of servers in the routing
group, and then clicking OK. You can select multiple local
bridgehead servers by holding down the SHIFT
On the Remote Bridgehead tab, click Add.
Select the remote bridgehead server from the list of servers in
the routing group to which you are connecting. Note that you must
specify a remote bridgehead server.