Understanding the EdgeTransport.exe.Config File


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

The EdgeTransport.exe.config file is an XML application configuration file that is associated with the EdgeTransport.exe file. By default, it's located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin directory.

EdgeTransport.exe and MSExchangeTransport.exe are the executable files that are used by the Microsoft Exchange Transport service. This service runs on every Hub Transport server or Edge Transport server. Changes that are saved to the EdgeTransport.exe.config file are applied after the Microsoft Exchange Transport service is restarted. The default value is enforced if either of the following conditions is true:

  • A configuration option is missing.

  • A configuration option is present and contains the default value.

The following example shows the typical structure of the EdgeTransport.exe.config file:



<gcServer enabled="true" />



<add key="Configuration Option" value="Value" />




You can add new configuration options or modify existing configuration options in the <appSettings> section.


The parameter names in the <add key=../> section are case sensitive.

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