The first thing you need to know about Exchange System Manager is that options pertaining to administrative groups...
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and routing groups are hidden by default. I'm not sure why Microsoft chose to configure the console this way, but I have always found the console a lot less intuitive when these options are hidden.
So, before we get started with our tour of ESM, I'd like you to enable routing group and administrative group management:
- Open Exchange System Manager, right click on your organization (the very top one in the tree on the left) and select Properties.
- Select the Display Routing Groups checkbox and the Display Administrative Groups checkbox.
- Click OK to make the change.
Now that we are all on the same page, let's explore ESM's four main containers: Global Settings, Recipients, Administrative Groups and Tools.
Crash Course: A tour of Exchange System Manager
Part 1: Getting started
Part 2: Global Settings
Part 3: Recipients
Part 4: Administrative Groups
Part 5: Tools
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
| Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies.