Remove Internet connectors for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

These instructions are for migrating from Windows SBS 2003. If you are migrating from Windows SBS 2008, see the Microsoft Web site (

E-mail is automatically enabled between the Source Server and the Destination Server when Windows SBS 2008 is installed in Migration Mode. When you remove the Internet send connector from the Source Server, the Destination Server becomes responsible for inbound and outbound Internet e-mail.


Before you remove the Exchange Server Internet connectors from the Source Server, ensure that you ran the Internet Address Management Wizard on the Destination Server. This is a required task in the Migration Wizard. The Internet Address Management Wizard creates Internet send and receive connectors on the Destination Server.

To remove the Exchange Server 2003 Internet connectors from the Source Server

  1. On the Source Server, click Start, and then click Server Management.

  2. In the Server Management navigation pane, expand Advanced Management, expand <DomainName> (Exchange), expand Administrative Groups, expand first administrative group, expand Routing Groups, expand first routing group, and then expand Connectors.


If Routing Groups is not displayed, right-click your Exchange organization, and then click Properties. On the General tab, select Display routing groups, and then click OK. You may need to restart the Server Management console to apply the changes.

  1. Right-click SmallBusiness SMTP connector, and then click Properties.

  2. Document the SMTP connector settings, for example the outbound smart host, and then close Properties.

  3. Right-click SmallBusiness SMTP connector, and then click Delete.

  4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the connector.


All e-mail to the Internet starts flowing through the Destination Server.