Remove Tools from the Toolbox in Exchange Management Console

When you open the Exchange Management Console, many of you will know that there is a node entitled “Toolbox”. Clicking on this node will give you access to tools such as Performance Monitoring, the Exchange BPA, Message Tracking and Queue viewers to name but a few.

However, did you know that you can remove entries from the Toolbox?

Note: If you are going to use this tip – make sure that you have a backup of the registry!

Let’s say for instance that you do not wish for administrators to see the Database Troubleshooting tool in the list.

In order to remove this entry – open Regedit (START->RUN) and type “Regedit” and navigate to the following key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\v8.0\AdminTools\Toolbox]

Find the key entry entitled “ExTRA-MDBMount” and delete the entry.

When you next start the EMC and navigate to the Toolbox – you will no longer see that entry

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