New Exchange Management Console Features in Exchange 2007 SP1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1

The Exchange Management Console (formerly named Exchange System Manager) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0-based tool that provides Exchange administrators with a graphical user interface (GUI) to manage and administer the configuration of Exchange 2007 organizations. You can also add the Exchange Management Console snap-in to custom MMC-based tools.

The following changes have been added to the Exchange Management Console in Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1):

  • Export list   You can use the Exchange Management Console, Public Folder Management Console, Details Templates Editor, and Queue Viewer to export lists from the result pane and the work pane. You can export lists to the following file formats:

    • Text (tab delimited)

    • Text (comma delimited)

    • Unicode text (tab delimited)

    • Unicode text (comma delimited)

    For more information about how to export lists, see How to Export Lists from the Exchange Management Console.

  • Toolbox changes   The Toolbox is a collection of tools that are installed with Exchange 2007. The Toolbox provides a central location for diagnostic, troubleshooting, and recovery activities by using various Exchange tools. The following tools have been added in Exchange 2007 SP1:

    • Public Folder Management Console   The Public Folder Management Console is an MMC 3.0-based interface that provides administrators with a GUI for creating, configuring, and managing public folders. For more information, see Using the Public Folder Management Console.

    • Details Templates Editor   The Details Templates Editor allows you to control the appearance of the object properties that are accessed by using address lists in MAPI 32-bit client applications, such as Microsoft Outlook. For example, when a user opens an address list in Outlook, the properties of the recipients in that address list are displayed in accordance with the details template that exists in your Exchange organization. For more information, see Managing Details Templates.

    • Routing Log Viewer    Routing Log Viewer works on an Exchange 2007 SP1 server that has the Hub Transport or the Edge Transport server role installed. This tool allows you to open a routing log file that contains information about the routing topology. You can also open a second routing log and compare it to the first log opened. The tool consists of a parser and a public user interface. For more information about Routing Log Viewer, see Using the Routing Log Viewer.

    For more information about the Toolbox, see Using the Toolbox.

  • Filter result pane   In addition to being able to filter the result pane in the Exchange Management Console, you can now filter the result pane in the Public Folder Management Console, Details Templates Editor, and Queue Viewer.

    For more information about how to filter the result pane, see How to Filter the Result Pane.

For More Information

For detailed information about the Exchange Management Console, see Using the Exchange Management Console.