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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-28

Use the Server Configuration node to view a list of all the servers in your Exchange organization and perform server role-specific tasks, such as viewing the Exchange certificates in the work pane.

To focus on a set of items in the result pane that have specific attributes, you can use a variety of expressions to filter the list. For more information about filters, see Filter the Result Pane.

The nodes that appear under Server Configuration show only the Microsoft Exchange servers that have a specific server role installed. The Server Configuration node contains the following sub-nodes:

When you select the Server Configuration node, the following actions are available either by right-clicking Server Configuration or by using the action pane.

Modify Configuration Domain Controller

Click Modify Configuration Domain Controller to select the domain controller that you want to use for server and organization configuration.

Export List

Click Export List to open the Export List dialog box. You can use this dialog box to save the list of recipients in the result pane to a text file. For instructions about how to use the Export List feature, see Export Lists from the Exchange Management Console.


Click View in the action pane to modify how objects are displayed in the console and to record and view the Exchange Management Shell commands that run in the console. The following options may vary depending on your location in the console tree:

  • View Exchange Management Shell Command Log

    Click View Exchange Management Shell Command Log to view the Shell Command Log dialog box. The Command Log allows you to view all the Shell commands that have been executed in the console. For more information, see Using the Exchange Management Shell Command Log to Track Tasks Performed in the EMC.

  • Add/Remove Columns

    Click Add/Remove Columns to select which columns you want to display in the result pane and to change the order. The available columns depend on the node that you select. The MMC automatically saves your settings. To revert to the default column view, click Restore Defaults in the Add/Remove Columns dialog box. For more information, see Add or Remove Columns in the Exchange Management Console.

  • Visual Effects

    Click Visual Effects to set the visual effects to be never on or automatic. Use the visual effects setting to configure how Exchange wizards are displayed. If your connection is slow when running wizards, you can increase performance by turning off visual effects. Use the Automatic setting to have the console detect if your system should have visual effects turned on or off.

  • Save Current Filter as Default

    Click Save Current Filter as Default to make the existing filter the default filter for the servers listed in the result pane.

  • Customize

    Click Customize to select the console components and snap-ins to display or hide. These settings apply to the entire console. For more information, see Customize the Exchange Management Console.


Click Refresh to refresh the information displayed in the result pane.