Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2
Topic Last Modified: 2009-10-19
In addition to filtering the result pane for the EMC, you can create filters for the Queue Viewer, Details Templates Editor, and the Public Folder Management Console.
You can create filters for the result pane of the Organization Configuration node, Server Configuration node, Recipient Configuration node, and Edge Transport node.
The following figure illustrates a filter for the Mailbox node under Recipient Configuration. This filter displays all mailbox users for the server Server01.
|The result pane displays up to one thousand objects. We recommend that you create a default filter to allow the objects to display more quickly. For more information about how to set a default filter, see Step 6 of this procedure.|
Looking for other management tasks related to the EMC? Check out Managing Exchange Management Console Features.
- A filter contains one or more expressions. Each expression
consists of an attribute, an operator, and a value. The attributes
vary depending on the items for which you are creating the filter.
For example, you can filter mailboxes based on attributes such as
Alias and Display Name.
- The list of operators that are available is based on the
attribute you select. For example, when you're filtering
recipients, the Display Name attribute can have Starts
With as an operator.
- The list of acceptable values is also based on the attribute
you select. Acceptable values are selected from a drop-down list,
such as the Role attribute for servers. In addition, you can
type the values for some attributes in the Value field, such
as the Display Name attribute.
- When you are building expressions for a filter, you can't
specify what is an AND or an OR expression. However,
the default behavior of the filter is as follows:
- Multiple expressions that use the same attribute are considered
an OR expression.
- Expressions that use different attributes are considered an
- Multiple expressions that use the same attribute are considered an OR expression.
Use the EMC to filter the result pane
|You can't use the Shell to filter the result pane.|
- In the result pane, click Create Filter to start
defining your filter.
- Using the drop-down list boxes, create the first filter
- To create a filter with more than one expression, click Add
Expression. Additional expressions make the filter more
restrictive, which allows you to focus more on the list of items.
You can add up to 10 expressions.
Note: You can modify any expression as you're creating it. You can also remove any expression from your filter definition by clicking .
- To view only the items that match the criteria defined by the
expressions you created, click Apply Filter.
- To remove all expressions and close the filter, click Remove
Filter. The result pane then displays the full list of items in
the Exchange organization.
- To save the filter as the default filter, click View on
the menu bar, and then click Save Current Filter as