Tips on installing Powershell 2.0 on Exchange 2007 SP2/Windows Server 2008 SP2

If you want to leverage the remote management capabilities of Powershell 2.0 against a Windows Server 2008 SP2 target, you need to install Powershell 2.0.

In order to so, you must:

-Install Windows Management Framework ( A reboot is required.

-By default, no WinRM listener is configured. Even if the WinRM service is running, WS-Management protocol messages that request data cannot be received or sent. You must run WINRM Quickconfig, and enter Y (for Yes) to enable it.

-The commandlet test-wsman can be used to ensure that the listener is actually working.


Installing PS 2.0 will not change the behavior of Exchange 2007 CMDlets that still require running locally, such as get-exchangecertificate. You will still need to run them locally on the server you wish to query.