Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-13

Use the Organization Configuration node to configure administrative access roles for users or groups. The result pane displays a list of identities that are configured as Exchange administrators, including the administrative role and scope assigned to them. In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, these roles are called administrator roles and include the following:

The scope is displayed only for the Exchange Server Administrators role. If the role is Exchange Server Administrators, the scope is the Exchange servers to which that role applies. If the role is Exchange Organization Administrators, Exchange Recipient Administrators, or Exchange View-Only Administrators, the scope is the entire organization.

If you add the Exchange Server Administrators role to a user, that user inherits the permissions that are permitted by the Exchange Server Administrators role and the Exchange View-Only Administrators role.

For more information about the Exchange 2007 permissions model, see Permission Considerations.

The Organization Configuration node contains the following sub-nodes:

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

Term Definition

Modify Configuration Domain Controller

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

Add Exchange Administrator

  • An Exchange administrator is a user or group that has the permissions to perform specific operations. These permissions are applied when the administrator is added to an Exchange administrator role.

  • Click Add Exchange Administrator to configure a new Exchange administrator. The Add Exchange Administrator wizard will guide you through the steps for adding an administrator role to an Exchange user or group. 

  • You cannot use the Add Exchange Administrator wizard to simultaneously apply multiple roles. To apply additional roles to a user or group, run the Add Exchange Administrator wizard again or use the Add-ExchangeAdministrator cmdlet. For more information about this cmdlet, see Add-ExchangeAdministrator.


Click View in the action pane to modify how objects are displayed in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). The following options are available:

  • 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.

  • Visual Effects

    Click Visual Effects to set the visual effects to be always on, 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 Exchange Management Console detect if your system should have visual effects turned on or off.

  • Customize

    Click Customize to select the MMC components and snap-ins to display or hide. These settings apply to the entire MMC.

    For more information, see Customize View.

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