How to Open the Exchange Management Console

By Bennett Gavrish

When you install the Microsoft Exchange Server software on a PC system, multiple utility programs are added to your computer to help you run and customize your Exchange server. One of the most useful applications is the Exchange Management Console. With this utility, you can view and manage all of the users and mailboxes that are connected to your Exchange server.

Things You'll Need

  • PC server running Windows Server 2003 or later
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later

Step 1

Log in to your PC server with an account that has administrative privileges. Exchange Management Console can only be run by system administrators.

Step 2

Open the "Start" menu by clicking on the icon in the lower-left corner of the desktop.

Step 3

Click on the "All Programs" area to open a list of all the software applications currently installed on your computer.

Step 4

Expand the "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003" or "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007" subfolder, depending on which version of the server software you have installed on your system.

Step 5

Select "Exchange Management Console" from the list of utility programs. The Exchange Management Console will launch momentarily, and you will see several tools on the left side of the window, including "Organization Configuration," "Server Configuration," "Recipient Configuration" and "Toolbox."