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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console to view the properties of a forest in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

You can't perform this procedure in the Exchange Management Shell.

Use the EMC to view the properties of an Exchange forest

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Role groups" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, right-click, select the forest in which you're interested, and then select Properties.

  2. The General tab displays the following information about the forest:

    • Administrator identity   The identity of the administrator of the forest. For example, Contoso\Adminstrator.

    • Select a server to connect to for remote PowerShell   Select the server to connect to for remote PowerShell. Remote PowerShell is required to open the Exchange Management Shell or the Exchange Management Console on Mailbox, Hub Transport, Unified Messaging, and Client Access servers. You can choose to connect automatically to the selected server, or you can specify a server to connect to.

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