You administer Exchange 2000 Server using MMC snap-ins System
Manager and Computer Management. You can use additional MMC
snap-ins for specific objects.
System Manager provides the following:
A framework for containing all Exchange snap-ins, so that you
can manage an entire Exchange organization from a single
A consistent administrative experience for administrators who
deal with all facets of Exchange server management, including
public folders, servers, routing, and policies.
Computer Management is a Windows 2000 administrative tool that
includes an Exchange server container in its Services and
Applications container. You can manage only Exchange server objects
with Computer Management.
Yes. Computers running Exchange 2000 Server
can coexist with computers running Exchange 5.x. This is
known as a mixed-mode organization. Exchange 5.x servers
appear as read-only objects in System Manager.
By default, System Manager binds to the
nearest domain controller. You can override this by creating a new
MMC console and adding the System Manager snap-in to it. You are
then prompted to specify a new domain controller.