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

Topic Last Modified: 2009-08-26

You can customize the way the Exchange Management Console (EMC) looks.

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) saves any changes you make to a snap-in as preferences in your user profile on the administrator computer. As a result, the next time you start the EMC on the same computer, the default any changes you've made to the columns will remain. However, if you use another computer or a different user account to run the EMC, you'll need to add or remove columns again. For more information about the MMC, see Microsoft Management Console.

Looking for other management tasks related to the EMC? Check out Exchange Management Console.

What Do You Want to Do?

Turn visual effects on or off

Visual effects settings configure the way the Exchange wizards appear. By default, the visual effects are turned on. If you notice that your connection is slow when using wizards, you may want to turn off these effects.

In the action pane or from the toolbar, navigate to View > Visual Effects. Select from the following options:

  • Never   The wizards will display in a low-resolution mode.

  • Automatic   Based on your network connection, Exchange will decide whether to turn the effects on or off.

Show or hide console items

You can modify the EMC to show only the console items that you want to see.

  1. In the action pane or from the toolbar, navigate to View > Customize.

  2. In Customize View, select or clear the check boxes to show or hide items in the console window. Your changes will take effect immediately upon selecting or clearing the check boxes.

  3. Click OK.