Quick Look at Exchange Server 2013 Management Tools

With the release of the Exchange Server 2013 a lot of people in the Exchange community are talking about the big changes to the management tools.

In this video I take a quick look at the new web-based Exchange Admin Center, that is replacing the old MMC-based Exchange Management Console.

About Paul Cunningham

Paul is a Microsoft Exchange Server MVP and publisher of Exchange Server Pro. He also holds several Microsoft certifications including for Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013. Connect with Paul on Twitter and Google+.


  1. Chanchal says:

    Hi Paul,
    Really Nice. You are my Hero.

  2. interesting! atleast its will be quicker than MMC!!

    i noticed that it said office 365 in the top corner.. is that because MS are forcing you down the Hybrid route?

    i also see they have shelved the Hub transport role, is there still Transport Rules available?

  3. hi,

    what’s the benefit for Microsoft while removing Exchange management console…?

    • Not sure I understand the question.

      It makes sense to detach the Exchange management tools from a component like MMC, especially given some of the issues that have been caused with the Exchange management tools when other windows components were updated (the IE bug for example).

  4. David Smith says:

    Hi Paul,
    2 quick questions, 1 related to this video! You may want to move this question away from this topic?

    1. What do you feel that the main drivers will be for customers/users to move from their 2007/2013 platforms? apart from general Microsoft support. What, in your opinion, will be the key selling points to 2013.
    2. What software do you use to produce your videos?

    Keep up the good work, appreciated here in the UK.

    p.s Ashes tickets bought yesterday!!!!

    New twitter account: msexchangeuk

    • 1) 2013 (and 2010 for that matter) have much better HA/SR capabilities than 2007 or earlier, and can save money due to the lower storage costs while also providing benefits such as large mailboxes. There are also a long list of improvements and new features such as DLP, builtin anti-malware, FAST search, deeper integration with products such as Lync and Sharepoint, and more. Microsoft publishes a lot of “whats new” material but some of the technical meat will emerge only as more and more customers deploy it and talk about it.

      2) I use Camtasia from Techsmith.

  5. what about roles ? can you explain some one what are all the roles using for exchange2013.

  6. Thanks for some other excellent post. The place else may anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal manner of writing?
    I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the look for such info.

  7. Irakoze Clovis says:

    Hello Paul,

    I’m trying to log in Exchange Admin center but instead of getting “Exchange Admin Center” on the credentials page I’m getting “Outlook Web App”.Any clue?


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