Organization Configuration Node


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

Use the Organization Configuration node to manage federations and organization relationships. You can also modify the configuration domain controller from this node.

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 Organization Configuration node contains the following sub-nodes:

  • Mailbox   Use this node to manage Mailbox server role settings that apply to your entire organization. You can maintain existing or create new address lists, managed custom folders, messaging records management (MRM) mailbox policies, and offline address books (OABs).

  • Client Access   Use this node to manage Client Access server role settings that apply to your entire organization. You can maintain existing or create new Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies and Outlook Web App mailbox policies.

  • Hub Transport   Use this node to manage Hub Transport server role settings that apply to your entire organization. You can maintain existing or create new remote domains, accepted domains, e-mail address policies, transport rules, journal rules, Send connectors, global settings, and Edge subscriptions.

  • Unified Messaging   Use this node to manage Unified Messaging (UM) server role settings that apply to your entire organization. You can maintain existing or create new UM dial plans, UM IP gateways, UM mailbox policies, and UM Auto Attendants.

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.

For more information, see Using the Configuration Domain Controller.

New Federation Trust

Use the New Federation Trust wizard to create a new federation trust. A federation trust establishes trust with Windows Live as a prerequisite for enabling sharing of calendar free/busy information and contacts between two Exchange organizations, or allowing users to share with external recipients.

For more information, see Create a Federation Trust.

Manage Federation

Use the Manage Federation wizard to configure the federation trust and federated organization identifier. The federated organization identifier specifies the accepted domains in an Exchange Server organization that are available for federation. Only users that have e-mail addresses with domains configured with the federated organization identifier can participate in federated sharing. The first domain specified with the organization identifier is called the account namespace. Additional domains can subsequently be added to the organization identifier.


This action is only available when a federation trust is selected in the result pane.

For more information, see Manage Federation.

New Organization Relationship

Use the New Organization Relationship wizard to define a partnership for federated sharing with an external Exchange organization. The partnership is defined by specifying the domains configured for federated sharing in the external Exchange organization. Features can be enabled for an organization relationship, allowing you to control the information that is shared with the external organization.

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.

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