Receive Connector role not selectable in Exchange 2016 CU2

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Another bug in Exchange 2016 CU2. The Role of a new receive connector is greyed out. You can select “Front-End-Transport”. This is a screenshot from a german Exchange 2016 CU2.

receive_connect_role_not_selectable

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Solution

Use the Exchange Management Shell to create a new receive connector. Afterwards, you can modify it with the Exchange Control Panel (ECP).

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>New-Receiveconnector -Name "Client Frontend Dummy" -RemoteIPRange ("192.168.200.99") -TransportRo
le "FrontendTransport" -Bindings ("0.0.0.0:25") -usage "Custom" -Server "exchange1"

Identity                                Bindings                                Enabled
--------                                --------                                -------
EXCHANGE1\Client Frontend Dummy         {0.0.0.0:25}                            True

Microsoft has confirmed, that this is a bug in Exchange 2016 CU2.

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