In Exchange, you may have a set of domain controllers that you want Exchange to use or you want to view the entire forest information, you can do so by changing a few settings.

Firstly, to view what is currently set or used by Exchange and it should be all DC's and the ViewEntireForest variable should be set to False, we can run this command from the Exchange Management Shell (EMS):

  • Get-ADServerSettings | fl

Here we can see the Default Global Catalog used by Exchange and other settings. We can make changes to the above by using the following command in the EMS, in this example we have changed the ViewEntireForest value to True:

  • Set-ADServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $True