Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry Server Specialists

Script to Create Shortcuts to the Exchange Toolbox tools

Other Versions of Exchange

This article is also available for other versions of Exchange.

Exchange 2010
Exchange 2013


Screenshot: Menu Structure Created by the Shortcut Script

The Exchange Management Console contains a number of useful tools for managing Exchange, which are actually separate items. This means that it is quite easy to setup a shortcuts in your Start Menu for those tools, so that you don't have to start them through the Exchange Management Console.

You can either create them manually, or use the script on this page, which creates the menu structure shown on the left.

Script Requirements

To use this script you need to be using:

  • Exchange 2007 SP3 or Higher
  • Windows 2008

While the script will create shortcuts on any machine, they will only work on a system with the Exchange 2007 management tools installed. These shortcuts are based on Exchange 2007 SP3, so if you are using an older revision of Exchange 2007, they may not work.

Script Use

  1. Copy and paste the entire script below, in to notepad.
  2. Save as shortcuts.vbs on the Exchange server.
  3. Run the script from an elevated command prompt.