Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can export an Edge Subscription file from a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed. The Edge Subscription file is used in the EdgeSync process, and it contains information about the credentials that are used during the LDAP communication process. These credentials are used to authenticate and authorize the connection between Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS) and Active Directory during replication. To learn more about Edge Subscriptions, see Understanding Edge Subscriptions.

After you perform this procedure on the Edge Transport server, you must copy the Edge Subscription file to a location in your internal network and then import the file to your Exchange organization to complete the subscription process.

After you complete the subscription, it's a best practice to delete the Edge Subscription file from all locations: the Edge Transport server and the internal network location to which you copied the file for importing to your Exchange organization.

Looking for other management tasks related to managing Edge Subscriptions? Check out Managing Edge Subscriptions.

Use the Shell to create an Edge Subscription file

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "EdgeSync" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

You can't use the EMC to export an Edge Subscription file.

This example exports an Edge Subscription file.

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New-EdgeSubscription -FileName "C:\EdgeSubscriptionInfo.xml"
When the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet is run on the Edge Transport server, you receive a prompt to acknowledge the commands that will be disabled and the configuration that will be overwritten on the Edge Transport server. To bypass this confirmation, you must use the Force parameter. This parameter is useful when you script the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet. The Force parameter is also used to overwrite an existing file with the same name as the file that you're creating when you resubscribe an Edge Transport server.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-EdgeSubscription.