Topic Last Modified: 2010-01-28

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers running Exchange 2010 and generates this alert when the events specified in the following Details table are logged.

To learn more about this alert, in Operations Manager, do one or more of the following:


Product Name


Product Version

14.0 (Exchange 2010)

Event ID


Event Source


Alert Type


Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2010/Common Components/Hub Transport and Edge Transport/Transport

Rule Name

The attempt to bind to the SourceIPAddress configured on the Send connector failed. The SourceIPAddress should be checked for correctness.


This Error event indicates that the specified Send connector failed to bind to the specified source IP address.

The source IP address of a Send connector specifies the local IP address that is used to represent the endpoint of an SMTP connection to a remote messaging server. This setting is only valid for Edge Transport servers. This setting does not affect Hub Transport servers. The source IP address of a Send connector is specified by using the SourceIPAddress parameter on the Set-SendConnector cmdlet or the New-SendConnector cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell. The value of the source IP address can be any IP address that is configured on any network adapter in the Edge Transport server. The default value of the SourceIPAddress parameter is This value tells the Send connector to use any available address that is configured on a local network adapter.

User Action

To resolve this error, verify that the value of the SourceIPAddress parameter on the Set-SendConnector cmdlet for the specified Send connector is a valid IP address that exists on a network adapter in the computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed.

For more information, see the following topics:

  • Set-SendConnector

  • Understanding Send Connectors

For More Information

If you are not already doing so, consider running the Exchange tools created to help you analyze and troubleshoot your Exchange environment. These tools can help make sure that your configuration aligns with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. To run these tools, go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console. To learn more about these tools, see Managing Tools in the Toolbox.