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Learn Exchange Server 2000: Exchange System Manager Page 3

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I think that we will take one more look at our ESM (Exchange System Manager) and then we will call it a day. If you remember, at the beginning of the article I showed you the default view for ESM, and what it contained. But by now, if you have been working with Exchange 2000, or know of anyone who does, you have probably heard about Administrative Groups and Routing Groups. Well, I am going to show you how to set ESM to display these two groups, and this will lead us into our next article, which is going to be all about Administrative Groups and to a lesser degree, Routing Groups. As these are both new in Exchange 2000, I figured that we should get a good look at them.

As you can see, what I did was right-click on the Organization object in ESM, and there are the two check boxes for displaying Administrative Groups and Routing Groups. I will check the boxes, and you will see the following message:

Don’t fall for it…it’s a lie!! Once you click on OK, your screen will automatically refresh, and you will be left with something that looks like this:

I expanded out the Administrative Groups so that you could see how the Routing Groups fit into the ESM heirarchy. This should also help you if you have been trying to follow step-by-step instructions in a book but they have the Administrative Groups displayed and you don’t! That can be frustrating, but now that you know how to switch back and forth between the two different views, you shouldn’t have any further problems with this. Of course, we have only just scratched the surface when it comes to Administrative and Routing Groups, and as promised, next week we will delve into these two new options in more detail. We will find out what they are each for, how we set them up, and what benefits or limitations you can expect from them. We will also look at creating them, deleting them, and some issues that occur when you have multiple Administrative Groups defined in your organization. As I mentioned earlier, our main focus will be on Administrative Groups, but we will look at Routing Groups as well.

Well, it wouldn’t be an article if I didn’t include at least one hyperlink, and after the past two nights, I definitely don’t feel like sending you anywhere productive! So if you don’t have any time to waste, I recommend that you don’t go to the following site. But if you are looking for some brain dead entertainment, this is the place to be. Until next week, cya!!

Michael Bell

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