Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-31

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove a remote domain entry.

Remote domains define override settings for the message transfer between the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization and domains outside your Active Directory directory service forest. When you create a remote domain entry, you control the types of messages that are sent to that domain. You can also apply message format policies and acceptable character sets for messages that are sent from mailbox users in your organization to the remote domain. The settings for remote domains are global configuration settings for the Exchange organization.

If you remove a remote domain entry, the settings for message transfer no longer apply to messages that are sent to the remote domain. Removing a remote domain entry doesn't disable mail flow to the remote domain. After a remote domain entry is removed, the configuration settings of the default remote domain apply to new messages that are sent to that domain. You can't remove the default remote domain.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedures for the Exchange 2007 organization, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations


To use the Exchange Management Console to remove a remote domain entry

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, click Organization Configuration, and then click Hub Transport.

  3. In the result pane, click the Remote Domains tab.

  4. In the result pane, select the remote domain entry that you want to remove.

  5. In the action pane, click Remove. A dialog box appears with the message Are you sure you want to remove ‘Remote Domain’? Click Yes.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to remove a remote domain entry

  1. Run the following command:

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    Remove-RemoteDomain -Identity Contoso
  2. A Confirm message appears with the text Are you sure you want to perform this action? Removing remote domain “Contoso”. Type Y and press Enter.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-RemoteDomain.

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