Exchange 2010 Change Default Config DC RRS feed

  • Question

  • I noticed that exchange is pointing to a old 2003 DC for its Default Configuration DC. I want to make the change and understand how using set-AdServerSettings. 

    My question is once I make this change will I have to reboot Exchange, Service - or it will just redirect its configuration requests to the newly specified server? I am also running DAG in a two server environment and want to make sure I will not impact any peripherals services by making this change. 

    Thanks - SJMP

    Thursday, July 14, 2011 5:42 PM


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  • I believe it wil re-direct the next time it does AD topology discovery.  You can verify which DC the exchange servers are using for their configuration controller from the EMS with:

    get-exchangeserver -status | select name,currentconfigdomaincontroller

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    Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:01 PM
    1. Also, if you want to exclude or set static DC/GC you have to use the set-exchangeserver and not set-adserversettings.
    2. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123716.aspx

    Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:31 PM
  • Hi SJMP,

    You can change the DC/GC using Modify Configuration Domain Controller.

    More information, please see:

    How do I change the DC/GC used buy my Exchange 2010 Server


    Frank Wang

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    Friday, July 15, 2011 8:26 AM
  • Hi SJMP,

    Any updates?

    Monday, July 18, 2011 1:50 AM
  • I do not want to set it for static in case the Primary DC was to fail. I just want the default to be changed. I assume I can use "set-Exchangeserver -DomainController fqdn" - will this command change the default config dc?

    any reason why we do not use set-adserversettings?

    Thanks - sJMP

    Monday, July 18, 2011 1:27 PM
  • Hi SJMP,

    "Set-AdServerSettings cmdlet replaces the AdminSessionADSettings session variable that was used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007." It is related with scope of session.

    More information about AdminSessionADSettings ,please see

    $AdminSessionADSettings and you


    Frank Wang

    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:20 AM
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:18 AM