Copy Exchange 2010 Receive Connectors

In deploying a new Exchange 2010 server I found myself needing to duplicate a receive connector with about 20 different IP entries. Being lazy (or as Terence called it; efficient), I started googling and found this post by Terence Luk. His procedure works, but I figured there had to be a faster way. After a few minutes of fiddling I managed to compress his technique into this one-liner:

New-ReceiveConnector "Mail from Printers" -Server EX02 -Bindings 0.0.0.0:25 -RemoteIPRanges ( Get-ReceiveConnector "EX01\Mail from Printers" ).RemoteIPRanges

This one does the same as Terence’s process, but without the intervention in the middle. I hope this helps aspiring lazy admins like me.

Written on January 25, 2011