HOW TO: Configure System Manager to Display Routing and Administrative Groups in Exchange 2000 Server

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An Administrative Group is a collection of Exchange objects that share a common set of permissions. A Routing Group is a convenient way to collect servers together so that they can perform common routing operations. When you install the first server of a forest, you automatically create an administrative group and a routing group. However, when you install subsequent Exchange 2000 servers, you need to specify an administrative and a routing group in which to add the server.


  • Log on as Administrator to the server running Exchange 2000 Server.

Configure System Manager to Display Routing and Administrative Groups.

  1. Start the System Manager from the Microsoft Exchange program group.
  2. Right click the top-level node and on the shortcut menu, click Properties.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, select the Display Routing Groups and Display Administrative Groups check boxes, and then click OK.
  4. In the message box that informs you that you need to restart the System Manager, click OK, and then restart System Manager.
  5. There should be a container called Administrative Groups in the console tree. Expand the nodes.
  6. Click the Members container within the First Routing Group object. Your server is the Master server in the First Routing Group.


Article ID: 312411 - Last Review: October 28, 2006 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
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